Kyle Thom owns Roots Down Community Farm near Milton, Wisc., a 2.5-acre, diverse, certified organic produce farm. Alli Wenman joined his operation about a year ago. They market their produce via an 80-member CSA, the Dane County Farmers’ Market and the Fitchburg and East Madison farmers’ markets.
The two partners in love and farming were picking strawberries when we interviewed them Monday night. We’re in the peak of strawberry season; they are picking 300-40 pints a day.
They talk about how they came to farming, finding meaning in producing good food, and what’s at the farmers’ markets this week.
5 Minutes on the Farm was recently awarded a silver 2016 Excellence in Journalism award from the Milwaukee Press Club for Best Long Form Feature Story in the Audio category.
Photographs by Julie Garrett. Banjo by Cathryn Herlihey. Logo by Katie Hess.