Suzy is the “Free Range Farmer” at Hakken Hill Farm. She likes to say that she is "of the age where I go where I’d like to go and do what I’d like to do….which is just about everything on our family farm!" Whether she is planting, cleaning, packing boxes, or weeding (her favorite) she is in her element. Our farm has provided her with a whole other venue in life. She a teacher by profession and has worked with the gifted and talented population in schools. If you visit Haaken Hill look for the lady with a huge smile on her face, her favorite holey jeans on, and a special grandchild by her side…say hello to Suzy.
Krissa is the "seeder manager" and enjoys planning and starting our plants for the greenhouse and for the fields. Her greenhouse is where she spend most of her time and manages the new seedlings and the crops that are grown in the greenhouse. The two darling little girls you see helping on the farm are hers and her husband's. They are first generation in our family to start eating "clean" at a very young age. Both of them enjoy our farm work, especially the part that involves getting very dirty! By profession she is a Physical Therapist Assistant and teaches at the Chippewa Valley Technical College.
Chris and his wife Ingrid moved to Eau Claire from Denver, Colorado. This is "Dirt Boy" and it is his vision of permaculture and sustainable living that inspired Haaken Hill Farm. Chris is our human library when it comes to planning and questions about our vegetables. He is a Landscape Architect by profession and has a clear passion for the environment. His wife, Ingrid, is an Executive Meeting Planner and mother of two wonderful little boys. She keeps us in-line with careful planning and time saving suggestions at the farm. The actual dirty part of the farm is not her "thing", but when it comes to planning out the barn, she is right there helping out! Both their boys eat healthy and clean. Henrik loves to pick the lunchbox peppers off the plant and just eat them like a piece of candy. Many times you see him munching on a pulled carrot out in the garden!
Jeremy is Krissa's husband and our granddaughters father! We have him working on anything and everything at the farm. He knows a lot about small equipment and is able to repair and maintain our planting equipment. In other words, a life saver! Jeremy assists with seeding, planting, building, bed preparing, and flame weeding. By profession he is a Radiology Technician at Oak Leaf Hospital/Chippewa Valley Sports Medicine. He was originally raised in the heart of Florida and has remained an avid Gator fan, but he's adapted to the midwest and actually enjoys the different seasons up north. Just don't get him started on orange blossom time in Florida!
Papa, Dad, or Kris holding the Haaken Hill Farm newest addition, Hans! Yeah, more farm workers! Kris is also a Landscape Architect by profession and has a passion for the land. Right now on HHF he is working on a DNR approved Wetland Scrape. This will restore an area on the farm to it's origional purpose and provide the garden with quality soil that has washed off the land from previous years of traditional farming. We give Kris many projects on the farm because of his working flexibility and desire to improve the RSA and CSA business. You may find him in the field creating a new irrigation portion of the garden or you may find him prepping beds for planting...or you may find him playing with Henrik on a tractor!