Small Wheel Farm LLC owner, Rebecca Gramdorf and her husband Peter Taylor bought their six acres in 2016 with the dream of starting a diversified vegetable farm that is sustainable, beautiful, and committed to community. Located only twenty-five minutes from downtown Duluth, it is our goal to act as a hub for learning about and experiencing good food and farming. We are committed to producing highly nutritious foods following organic practices, and never use chemicals or pesticides.
Rebecca comes to farming after several years of working as an artist and art educator. She has taught all ages and levels in both public school and community education settings. She also has had her artwork shown in several group and solo shows. Rebecca continues making art--particularly ceramics--and sells her wares alongside those of the farm.
While Rebecca is the full time vegetable farmer, Peter's contribution is more than substantial. His off-farm job allows Rebecca to fully devote herself to farm operations and time in the studio. He also manages the orchard, berries and other perennials. Peter assists with the vegetable operation by moving materials, opening and closing tunnels, assisting in infrastructure projects, and helping with sales and deliveries.
We are grateful to have experience working at two successful CSA farms. Rebecca volunteered at Food Farm and interned at Northern Harvest Farm, both in Wrenshall, Minnesota, during her career transition. We have been operating Small Wheel Farm since 2017.