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The soil is the greatest connector of lives, the source and destination of it all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community because without proper care for it we can have no life”

Wendell Berry

Ducks in a Row Family Farm

About the Farm

Nadia Alber and Chad Backes run ​a small, diverse family farm.

There, they raise 100% grass-fed lamb (and yarn/fiber) and

rotationally graze a herd of 55-75 Jacob sheep. They also

raise their own pastured chicken and ducks for eggs, as well as raise

heritage, pastured, and soy-free pork. They also grow a large

selection of organic vegetables. In addition to diversifying their

production, Nadia and Chad cover 95% of their land in perennial

grasses, and no-till drill legumes and forbs into their pasture every

3-4 years.


You can reach them directly or find them at various farmers' markets

in Dane and Iowa County, where they sell their produce, individual

products/cuts, and whole/half animals.

Visit Ducks in a Row Family Farm for more information.

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