The farm

Cycle Farm is a 3 acre farm in Spearfish Valley. 2012 was our first year farming full-time. The land is rich, deep silt loam, irrigated with water from Spearfish Creek. The farm was previously a hop field. The land also hosts an established vineyard of South Dakota bred Valiant grapes and a newly planted orchard with heritage varieties of apple, plum, apricot, and tart cherries.  We grow approximately an acre of mixed vegetables and herbs.

A bit about our philosophy and practices. At Cycle Farm, we…

  • produce food that is diverse, chemical-free and naturally grown.
  • grow for flavor and nutrition, rather than ease of shipping and shelf-life.
  • preferentially grow open-pollinated and regional varieties.
  • use no-till, full-circle, sustainable farming practices to both build soil and grow food.
  • seek methods that limit off-farm inputs, enhance land health, and encourage ecological diversity.
  • work to build community resilience in Spearfish Valley by growing food for our neighbors.
  • foster community engagement and education regarding our local food system.
  • aim to connect with and promote this region’s agricultural, land-based roots.

Farm links

Farm photos (these are old, but fun to look at)

View Map

how to get to Cycle Farm’s farmstand

Lawrence County Conservation District 2017 Conservation Citizenship Award

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