Storybook Farm MN . . .
is founded on a passion to produce amazing tasting, nutrient-dense food for our family and community, to steward our land sustainably, and to provide high quality life for the animals and people connected to them. We take pride in our hand-crafted foods, and enjoy sharing our little farm with each other – and with you!
We are family farm in Winthrop, MN owned and operated by Benjamin & Leah Matzke, along with our five children. We practice rotational grazing, meaning our livestock are moved regularly, which supports animal health and helps build soils.
Here is a little about each of us as way of an introduction:
Benjamin grew up in southern Minnesota and finds peace in being outdoors, and leads multiple excursions into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) each year as a way to slow down and enjoy nature. He is the innovator in our family, and is often found drawing up new pasture plans, calculating feeds costs, coming up with innovative ways to improve life on our farm, etc . . . Benj loves being a dad, and usually has a little helper alongside while working on projects around the farm.
Leah also grew up in southern Minnesota and spent as much time as she could in the countryside. She enjoyed milking cows during high school, and was very active with 4-H animal projects and the county fair, something she enjoys doing again with the kids. After years of caring for other people’s livestock Leah is proud to be raising her own. She loves being a mom and helping raise her children to explore creation and rejoice in God’s many gifts, the greatest of which is salvation found in Christ’s death and resurrection.
We would love to learn more about you and meet you all as schedules and your comfort allow.
You can reach us at 507-232-9902 (Leah’s cell) or look us up on Facebook and send a pm.
Storybook Farm Minnesota is a producer of local, pasture raised beef & lamb in southern Minnesota. We also sell a limited number of ADGA alpine goats, and trained family milk cows. Land conservation and connecting families to local food sources is our foundation.
BARBADOS BLACKBELLLY SHEEP ASSOC. INTERNATIONAL – MEMBER/BREEDER
BRITISH WHITE CATTLE ASSOCIATION – MEMBER/BREEDER
AMERICAN DAIRY GOAT ASSOCIATION – MEMBER/BREEDER
4-H – PROUD PARENT