Garden Oasis Farm

Type: Farm

Produces: Vegetables

Location: Coggon, IA

Miles from Coop: 24

T.D. and Sarah Holub founded Garden Oasis in 2013, on just half an acre of land. By a stroke of luck, they were able to buy a farm in the rolling hills just a stone’s throw from where T.D. grew up in Coggon, Iowa.

Their farm now consists of 10 acres of sustainably raised, pesticide-free vegetables, eggs, and pasture-raised broilers.

T.D. says,

“I think that our role in the larger community is to educate about the healthy food that we grow, and why it makes a difference to purchase locally. Growing up on a family farm, we were always very close to our food sources, but as time went on less of the food we ate came from our own farm.”

"Having no connection or idea where your food comes from is sad. I get to see the joy of my CSA members and farmers market customers, when they get to choose the perfect head of lettuce and tomato to make their BLTs that night. I don’t think you get that excitement when you purchase food at a large grocery store. That is something I really appreciate about New Pioneer – the identification of where the food is coming from. Seeing the pictures of local growers’ in the stores and realizing how many of the products are coming from fellow farmers makes shopping at the Co-op fun and interesting!

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Food is amazing, and so are the people that grow it.

We love growing great-tasting food and the lifestyle that only being a farmer can bring. It’s the appreciation for each day and what it offers...

It’s not always easy, and it’s not always fun, but it is always fulfilling and worth the time and effort.

Someday I hope we can look back and say that we have made an impact on our community by growing great food for those who need it.”

 


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