Wheeler Farm

Farm in Penrose, CO

Farm Facts

Type: Beyond organic produce, pastured poultry, free range pork, eggs, goats milk

Years in operation: 3

Annual revenue: 10k-50k
(Average over last three years)


2.5 acres farmed by our family of 4. We raise produce in a half acre intensively planted garden, have 10 heritage breed pigs, 5 dairy goats, about 85 hens and pastured broiler chickens and turkeys.

Inside the Farm

How is your approach to farming different than other farms in the same category?
We do not use chemicals on our crops or animals. We work to build healthy soil by using biodynamic practices in the garden. We use rotational grazing to improve our pasture.

How does your different approach contribute to a long-term profitable growth strategy for your farm and other small farms like yours?
We work to improve the quality of our soil and pasture so it will be fertile for years to come. We offer clean food that many consumers seek. We are working on our breeding stock to ensure we breed quality livestock. We are also building our dairy goat herd so we can offer milk shares to the community and use the milk to feed the other livestock.

How would you specifically use a Mortgage Lifter Lift or Mini Lift?
We would use it to pay off a student loan, finish our barn and milking room. Our barn is closed in on 3 sides and has a dirt floor. We would like to pour a concrete floor, finish the construction and make a milking room inside of it so we don't have to milk outside in the winter. We also have plans for a produce processing room with stainless counter and sink so we can prepare produce for the market.

Please share why you are so passionate about your farm and/or farming in general.
A few years ago we left the city and my husbands construction company to pursue a dream. We love working in the soil, watching the plants grow, working with the animals and providing healthy food to the community. We want to feed our children food we can trust - food without harmful chemicals that is grown ethically. We want to know the animals we eat were raised ethically and treated with respect. We care for the animals and the land, and the land and animals provide for us.

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