Our Roots

Our Roots

We are the Boone family. We are a small family farm located 9 miles south of Decorah, Iowa. Our story begins in a small town in Northern California where we met and got married. It was here, when we began dreaming the dream, and creating this inspired reality of what is now Driftless Hills Farm.

We dreamed of having a farm where we could raise our family, along with our own high-quality, thoughtful food. Our days centered on a progressive food culture and quality of life. We lived and worked together on produce farms, while Andy worked solo for both a raw cow and a raw goat dairy. His passion for animal husbandry and intensive pasture management began. We felt blessed to have space to raise our own meat and produce, and while we knew that we had never lived so abundantly in all our lives, we knew that opportunities were limited for us in California.

With the desire and our dream strong in our hearts, we looked towards Iowa. Iowa offered a promise of affordable living, green grass, and family support. We took a chance, moved our little family, and began living the dream first by purchasing a small five acre farm, and later, moving to our current farm that we now lease from The Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT). This was a leap of faith in ourselves, our new community, and what the Universe could help us manifest. We are so grateful to be at this point in our journey where we can grow healthy, nutrient-dense food, while simultaneously stewarding this property and contributing to our community in a meaningful way

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