We're a husband-and-wife team, together running what we like to call "Tosche Homestead." (That's pronounced TOSH-ee. It's a Star Wars reference. We're nerds.)
It was actually our mutual love of Star Wars that brought us together, and from that iconic 1977 movie's "Tosche Station," we got our homestead's name.
For years, we were a pair of homestead dreamers, living in a small apartment in West Des Moines. In late 2020, that dream became reality when we found our perfect homestead, with its 130 year-old farmhouse, pond, barn, and plenty of space.
Stacy's the farmer in this duo, having grown up in a farm family in Southern Iowa. Regenerative agriculture was a part of the plan from the beginning, as the land we purchased had not been well-maintained, and was greatly lacking in fertility and soil biology.
Our farm enterprises include the CSA and Market Garden (annual veggie & fruit crops), a small fruit orchard, planted in 2021, and separate flocks of laying hens and breeding chickens.