Round River Farm is located near the North Shore of Lake Superior nestled within the Sawtooth Mountains. Lise and David Abazs settled this homestead in 1987, raised a family and began a life long journey to explore living in balance with natural cycles and the northern elements
Activities at this Site
Tours, classes, workshops, hiking, work volunteering on the farm, viewing of the renewable energy systems and whiffle ball.
Hours OpenMonday - Saturday
Seasons OpenGrowing Seasons
Round River Farm is solar and wind powered and uses an intensive cropping system. We use green manures, crop rotations and companion planting on our sandy loam soils. Our philosophy evolved from Conservationist Aldo Leopold's writing:
"The current is the stream of energy which flows out of the soil, into plants,
thence into animals, thence back into the soil, in a never-ending circuit of life."
From this concept we drew our farm's name, Round River. We have set forth to create a lifestyle and agriculture system that is as cyclical and natural as Leopold's Round River.
We offer fifty Community Supported Agriculture shares of organic produce for approximately 17 weeks. One full share will feed a vegetable loving family of four. Indiviuals can split shares amongst themselves. Food will be harvested weekly and placed in individual coolers to be picked up on the farm or delivered to drop off points along a local route. Being a shareholder can bring you closer to the natural cycle of seasons here in the Northland. Each year provides variations of conditions that result in variations of abundance. We encourage shareholders to spend as much or as little time on the farm as desired, but we hope everyone will enjoy the experience of eating seasonally the freshest food available. We also offer fruits, eggs, wool, and other agricultural products through a local farmers market along with direct sales to individuals.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets and tobacco are not allowed on the property. Nice doggies eat chickens and tobacco can carry disease that can kill some crops grown on the farm.