Springtime at Heritage Farm

Spring has arrived in a flurry of activity here at Heritage Farm.  Here's a quick peek at what we've been up to lately.  Have a look at our calendar of events and plant to visit us this year.  There's plenty going on, and we'd love to welcome you to Heritage Farm! 


Apple Trees in Bloom

Heritage Farm is home to over 900 varieties of heritage apples.  The trees in our historic orchard are in full bloom!

And the walk from the visitors center to the orchard is dotted with beautiful little things. 


Heritage Poultry

Each spring, we keep a display of heritage poultry -- chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks.  The chickens have grown large enough to live in their coop, but the others are still fluffy and need some more time under the heat lamps. 

Turkey poults

Coolest Chicks in the Lunch Room

(Water) Party Fowl


Greenhouse Party

This year we're growing out nearly 100 different varieties of beans from the Heritage Farm Collection, so the folks in the greenhouse have been sowing up a storm!

Amy prepares soil for Bean Sowing

Alex Sows Beans


The garden crews have been working like crazy in the fields.  Here's a look at an afternoon of biennial planting.

Field crew hard at work

Leeks after a winter in the root cellar

Ancient White Park Cattle

As of this week, 39 new Ancient White Park calves have been born this spring. The babies look sweet in their fresh, clean coats!

Bovine yoga: downward facing calf

A protective mama and a hungry babe

There's always plenty going on at Heritage Farm. Don't miss the plants available at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center, fly fishing in our creeks, and hiking on our eight miles of trails. We'd love to see you here this season!

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization located in Decorah, Iowa, with a mission to conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.