The Willkommen Committee was ready to plant some seeds on their recent visit to new chamber member Guldan Family Farm! The farm, just outside of New Ulm, is home to Tim Guldan’s family. The farm site has been part of the Guldan family since 1858 and their pride and love of farming is evident in the way Tim talks about the farm. Tim explains that he started a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) format after a few life lessons of defeat early on. For instance, Tim tried to plant 3 acres of strawberries, which in his words “did not pan out.” After multiple agricultural maneuvers Tim found that growing vegetables and selling at farmers markets and growing his CSA program was more sustainable. Currently Tim offers forty different crops, with 154 different varieties. He sells at the New Ulm farmers market and the Mankato farmers market. But Tim’s main focus us on the CSA program. CSA allows the community to eat local, eat fresh and eat delicious foods that come directly from Brown County. They are currently accepting memberships for the 2020 season. To find out more about joining the CSA, head to www.guldanfamilyfarm.com or call 507-276-7092. Good luck to Tim Guldan and his family on the upcoming growing season, and thank you for your investment in the Chamber!
In the photo, L-R: Marie Guggisberg, Weelborg Chevrolet; Randy Schroeder, Frandsen Bank & Trust; Samantha, Blaine, Tim, Maura, and Brooke Guldan, (not pictured: Olivia), Guldan Family Farm; Pam Kitzberger, Oak Hills Living Center.