We’re hiring!

The Cable Community Farm is seeking new leadership!  We have worked hard to fund a part-time Executive Director position and now we are looking for the right person to fill the position.  If you are committed to growing healthy food and building a more resilient community, please read the 2020 ED job description.

Applicants are asked to write a letter explaining their interest in the position and describing their relevant experience and abilities (resume optional). Send the letter as well as the names of one personal and two professional (or volunteer) references with references’ contact information to farmsearch@cheqnet.net by February 15, 2020.

NOTE:  Deadline for application extended until the position is filled.


We love cabbage!

It’s official:  the 2019 Vegetable of the Year is CABBAGE!  Cabbage is easy to grow, versatile and nutritious.  The Cable Community Farm was originally founded as a family homestead in the 1930’s.  Along with most family farmers of that era, the family would have planted lots of cabbage for fresh eating, to store in the root cellar, and to ferment in the form of sauerkraut.  Today, we are packing up cabbage seeds, along with planting instructions, to encourage people to grow some of their own food, creating a more healthy and resilient community.


The Cable Community Farm is grateful for the support of the Local Business Heroes, who provided the financial resources for the Vegetable of the Year campaign. This year’s sponsors include the Brick House Café, Brush & Bucket Painting, Cable Chiropractic, Cable Lumber & Home, Cable Natural History Museum, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, King Realty, Mark Rasmussen Excavating, My Villa, Northern Native Plantscapes, Northland Lawn & Sport, Redbery Books, and Rondeau’s Shopping Center. All of these businesses are committed to promoting local food production and healthy eating in our community.  We also extend our appreciation to Mimi Crandall, who painted the artwork, “Warm Cabbage for a Cold Day”, during a recent below zero stretch of weather.

2018 Annual Report

Our mission is simple: to grow food and build community. Our values are powerful: sustainability, inclusivity, and collaboration. Thanks to you, 2018 was abundant with healthy food and our community is more resilient due to collaborative efforts with our partners.  To read the rest of the “Letter from the Executive Director” and see the entire 2018 Annual Report, click on the following link:

2018 Annual Report


Thanks DSACF!

Thanks to a grant from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, we were able to develop and install new signage at the farm.  In addition, the grant provided funding for our summer interns, one of whom tends the Native Plant Garden.  The summer interns also grow fresh, organic produce in the Growing Together Garden, some of which is donated to the Cable Area Food Shelf and some of which is sold at the Cable Farmers Market.  It’s all about growing healthy food and building a resilient community!


New Plans for Seed Starting

In 2018, the Cable Community Farm plans to launch a Community Seed Starting Project and we need your help!  We plan to purchase and install grow lights in the back of the Tool Shed so that members of the community can use the space to get a jump on their seed starting in the spring.  What a great idea, huh?


To help fund the Community Seed Starting Project, click on the “donate” button below:


We sure do appreciate your support!


Biodiversity Tours at the Farm

Join the Cable Natural History Museum’s Pollinator Intern for a tour of the exciting diversity growing at the Cable Community Farm. Explore the Native Plant Garden, the Theatre Flower Garden, the Community Orchard, Community Vineyard, and beekeeping operation. All of this biodiversity helps us grow food in the Community Garden and the Growing Together Garden.  Tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.



Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm

13765 Perry Lake Road, Cable, WI

All ages welcome!



Easy Peasy!

The Cable Community Farm is delighted to announce the 2017 Vegetable of the Year…PEAS!  Uniting the community around growing a single vegetable is one way to boost community health because it encourages people to share growing tips, recipes, and enthusiasm about growing food. Ultimately, encouraging people to grow some of their own food leads to a more resilient and inclusive food system.

Peas are nutritious, versatile, and easy to grow in our northern climate.  Green peas also stand out as an environmentally friendly vegetable because they belong to a category of crops that “fix” nitrogen from the air and convert it to a usable form of nitrogen in the soil, reducing the need to add fertilizer. Peas are extremely low in fat, high in nutrients and fiber, loaded with antioxidants, and delicious. In addition, “pea shoots”, which are the tiny plants that will eventually become the vines, can be eaten in their immature form and are often used in upscale restaurants in salads and sandwiches.


The Cable Community Farm is grateful for the support of the Local Business Heroes, who provided the financial resources for the Vegetable of the Year campaign. This year’s sponsors include Northern Native Plantscapes, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, S. Qualey Studio, Brick House Café, King Realty, Rondeau’s Shopping Center, Cable Natural History Museum, Northland Lawn Sport and Equipment, Redbery Books, and Cable Chiropractic Clinic. All of these businesses are committed to promoting healthy eating and local food production in our community.

As part of the Vegetable of the Year campaign, the Cable Community Farm will be distributing packets of pea seeds, along with planting, harvesting, and preparing instructions, throughout the community. Free packets of seed will be available at local businesses and will be given to all of the elementary students at the Drummond Area School District.

As she has each year, Mimi Crandall, a local artist who is part of the Leadership Team at the Cable Community Farm, created a beautiful watercolor rendition of “English Peas” to be used in the promotional material for the campaign.

It’s time for SeedMoney!


SeedMoney is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping food gardens flourish.  They do this by helping organizations with “crowdfunding” campaigns and awarding small grants.  The Cable Community Farm’s SeedMoney campaign goes live today at 12:00 noon and runs until December 15, 2016.  Our goal is $600.  We are raising funds to build raised beds and classroom space in our new hoop house, which will allow members of our community to grow fresh produce almost all year long!  The first 75 organizations to hit their fundraising goal will receive a “challenge” grant from SeedMoney.  We can do this!

Here’s the link to:  Donate Today for a Healthier Community!


Harvest Dinner

Our 4th annual Harvest Dinner was held at the Community Center earlier this month.  It was a potluck-style affair, with dishes that ranged from Risotto with Roast Butternut Squash to Home Garden Tomatoes to Wild Rice Bread to Blueberry Lemon Pie.  There were volunteers on hand to help serve, play the piano, and wash dishes.  The atmosphere was cozy and warm as we reflected on the successes of our gardens and our plans for next year’s gardens.  We are always grateful for our volunteers, who are also our friends and neighbors, for the “potluck” of energy and abilities that they bring to our comunity farm and our annual Harvest Dinner.

Wild edibles, chickens and ducks, and a float

Our Backyard Farming series is off to a great start!  Yulia Welk led a workshop about finding plants with edible and medicinal parts on the Nature’s Garden Trail and Farmer Aaron led a tour of the poultry barn with the Pekin Ducks and the “chicken tractors” with the Cornish X Broilers.  IMG_0463


Oink!  Moo!  Quack!  The Little Farmers delighted the crowd at the Cable Fourth of July Parade with animal noises.  We also handed out 1,000 packets of Blue Lake beans for planting…it’s the Vegetable of the Year!