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Hubbard County Farm Family

Josh and Judi Weiss, Back Home Farms

Josh and Judi started their farming operation in 2012 with three piglets they brought home in the back of a pickup from a local livestock auction. Their farm has grown to include about 15 sows, over 50 head of cattle, more than 20 head of sheep, chickens—both egg layers and meat type—and a couple of horses.

The Weisses sell meat at the Park Rapids Farmers Market in addition to a store they recently opened on their farm. The family also launched a meat and vegetable CSA this year.

Josh and Judi, along with Josh’s two children, Adison and Sawyer, are involved with their local 4-H club and the Headwaters Youth Sheep Fun Show. Josh and Judi are co-managers with another vendor of the Park Rapids Farmers Market. In past years, the Weisses have hosted farm tours and last year the family also held virtual farm tours for homebound seniors and their caregivers through Lutheran Social Services.

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