The Wanda family came from the city of Chicago, with no farm background. However, Joe’s parents were concerned about where their food came from and wanted to make a change. They made the decision to purchase a hobby farm in Harvard, IL. Their mission at the time was to feed their large, growing family with their own vegetables, meats, eggs, and milk. Joe at a young age, worked hard to learn all he could about farming and quickly realized he had a passion for producing food.
After high school, Joe studied agriculture at the University of River Falls Wisconsin. During that time, he interned and worked on several farms. After working on an organic, large commercial, and small family farms, he realized the quality of food starts with the farmer's philosophy of farming and not the farm's title. Joe learned that the land, livestock, and environment have a symbiotic relationship that work together and farmers are only caretakers to nurture what God has already put in place.
In 2015, Joe and Hannah purchased Wanda Farm to continue the family mission by feeding their growing families and yours! Seeing the lack of trust between the food industry and the consumer, they are now on a mission to transform the agriculture industry, by producing wholesome food with regenerative farming practices and rebuilding trust with the consumer by selling direct to them. Will you join them!?!
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We believe God made us to be stewards of our bodies and the land. We take it serious in improving our environment. We believe the soil’s health, the animal’s health, and human’s health all have a symbiotic relationship that work together. When it is all correctly nurtured, the need for chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones are excluded. We are seeking to regenerate the soil, land, and air to help improve the environment for our children's children. Help us support us to makes the world a better place!
We treat all our animals here at Wanda Farm as we would family and give them the best quality life that we can offer. We take a holistic approach in our farming practices and seek to raise the animals as nature intended. Our animals go on pastures during the grazing months and in a free-range environment with shelter when pastures are not available during poor weather conditions. We never treat with antibiotics except in a life threatening cases and never feed antibiotics or growth hormones. Providing high quality feed and a comfortable environment for our animals is what makes our products so tasty and healthy.
We also believe in having a relationship with you, the customer. You are more than just a number. When you purchase from Wanda Farm, you become a member of the farm and apart of the mission for a healthier food system. Our goal is to be transparent on how your food is produced and listen to your feedback.