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Kroul Farms Mt Vernon Fresh Produce

Our Story

In 1946 Howard and Elizabeth Kroul married and began raising their five kids on a family farm south of Mount Vernon. They raised corn and soybeans as well as cattle and pigs. Their family values and strong work ethic were instilled in their children and a legacy was born.

Kroul Farms Today

Today Lizzy and Howard’s son John and his wife Kaylene have transformed that farm into a modern marketplace for seasonal produce. They still raise the same traditional Iowa crops and animals as Howard and Lizzy did all those years ago, but have evolved their practices to fit today’s modern, health-conscious consumer. The Kroul family prides themselves on practicing sustainable farming methods, like utilizing cover crops and natural fertilizers. We try to be true stewards of the land!

Kroul Farms & Shorts Whiskey

Kroul Farms is also partnering with numerous local businesses to bring our sustainable practices to the public in other ways. One of these ventures is a partnership to provide bur oak staves for the local production of Short's Whisky. See the video below to learn how we contributed to this exciting new Iowa product. Short's Whiskey is available for purchase at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

 

Plan your visit!

Kroul Farms is a place for all to enjoy. Whether you’re here for the fresh produce and the potted plants, or to experience a working farm with your family, there is always something going on. Come visit us on Hwy. 1 from April through October. School and organization group tours available!

Kroul Farms Mt Vernon Fresh Produce