Ashley and Zachary Wenke

Ashley and Zachary Wenke

Pleasant Grove Homestead | Montezuma, Iowa

Why do you want to farm?Ashley and Zachary Wenke

We believe in providing good, sustainable food to our local rural community. What started out as our home garden has expanded over the years to showcase the love and labor of being a producer with those around us.

What are you farming right now?   

Produce, pork, honey, egg layers and meat chickens

What’s your vision for your farm?

Our vision is to create a sustainable operation that supports individuals living in our communities. We hope to promote seasonal and local eating through the purchase of our goods.

Why do you want to participate in this program?

It appears our business demand is growing more rapidly than we have funding for, and it is hard for us to meet our communities’ need for good food while supporting our operation at the same time. The decision-making tree in our operation is often difficult as the pressure to increase production to meet consumers’ needs is always there.