OUR STORY

Jim and Caite started the process of taking over Jim's family farm in 2014.  As we looked at more ways to make the farm self-sustaining we decided to move more toward grass-fed livestock.  The gentle hills of our part of the Driftless region in Northeast Iowa mean that most of our acreage is far more suitable for pasture than for putting in row crops.

Currently we are raising a cow-calf herd and herd of Katahdin ewes and lambs on pasture.  We find that raising our livestock outside and on grass gives us a high quality product without relying on artificial hormones or growth promotants.  

Jim and Caite

Jim and Caite

True love Iowa style!

The Little Farmhand

The Little Farmhand

The addition of the little farm hand means we have the 5th generation growing up on the farm.

The Little Buckaroo

The Little Buckaroo

Adding a second little farmer has upped the chaos, but things are a lot more fun!

Ole

Ole

Every farm needs a grinny pup.

Our farm is growing

Our farm is growing

Growing our own feed means more work, but it also means knowing exactly what is going in to our meat.

Lamboflague

Lamboflague

We keep all of our lambs on their mamas, deep bedded in a warm shed for the winter. Our hay, straw, and grain for feed is all raised on the farm.

We love our cows.

We love our cows.

Our cows know and like us. There's pretty much nothing as nosy as a mama cow.

Big Roo

Big Roo

The barn windows frequently provide a sunny spot for critters to keep tabs on the farm.

In the office

In the office

We're proud to be an Allis-Chalmers family.

Haying

Haying

At Prairie's Edge we're proud to feed our animals products that are grown on the farm. No byproducts, no hormones, no sub-therapeutic antibiotics.

Hayloft

Hayloft

Our barn is one of the highlights of the farm. Almost 100 years old and still used daily!

Dawn

Dawn

Having half the farm in prairie conservation reserve gives us lots of habitat and gorgeous views.

ADDRESS

1206 150th Street

Castalia, IA  52133

CONTACT

1.563.605.1336 (text)

prairiesedgeiowa@gmail.com

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Dawn

Having half the farm in prairie conservation reserve gives us lots of habitat and gorgeous views.