I get a kick out of unique farm names.
Some new ones that I’ve seen recently include:
MaHoney Bees and Queens, Jamestown, N.D. As in “Ma Honey.” The owner’s name is Megan Mahoney. She breeds bees!
Two Onion Farm, Belmont, Wisc. Why only two onions?
Doubting Thomas Farms, Georgetown, Minn. The owner is Noreen Thomas. I know her, but I don’t think she is as distrustful as the farm name suggests.
Enormous Brontosaurus Organic Farm, Letcher, S.D. I couldn’t find a website, Facebook page, email address or working phone number for this farm. Is it extinct?
Full Belly Farm, Guinda, Calif. This organic vegetable farm has an annual festival called “Put Your Hoes Down.”
Kickin’ Back Alpaca Ranch, Markdale, Ont. It gets my award for the most rhythmic name. I can’t get the sing-song quality out of my head.
Genuine Faux Farm, Tripoli, Iowa. No, it’s not a fake farm. The owner’s last name is Faux.
A couple disturbing farm names are:
Mad Farmers Collective, Indianapolis. The five farmers who are growing 1.5 acres of vegetables in downtown Indy are probably nice people. But with that name I don’t want to get too close to them, especially if they are walking around with pitchforks and hoes.
Meat the Rabbit, also Indianapolis. This is a farm or market that sells rabbit meat. It has a cute bunny and several pictures of plates of food on its website, but no information about where it is located. That may be strange or reasonable. I imagine some people consider rabbits to be pets rather than meat.
I’d love to meet the folks in Lebanon, Ind., who named their farm Hallelujah Acres.
The owners of Old Loon Farm in Colombia, Ind., might be a hoot themselves.
Black Gold Farms of Grand Forks, N.D., is a fitting name for a farm where potatoes grow in the deep black soil of the Red River Valley and, at one day in its history, was home to a black Angus cattle herd.
Victory Farms in Milbank, S.D., is definitely a winner.
But why is there a farm in Tappen, N.D., — more than 1,500 miles from any ocean — named Sea View Farm? What do they see from their front porch?
Pork Storks in Plankinton, S.D., must produce baby pigs, don’t you think?
Was Diamond Ring Farm in Midland, S.D., a wedding gift?
More standout names
Some other farm names I’ve found lately include:
- Full Fork Farm, China, Maine.
- Rusted Rooster Farm, Parkman, Maine.
- Goods from the Woods, Salem, Mo.
- Wild Thang Farms, Ashland, Mo.
- Heart and Soil Farm, Grandin, N.D.
- From the Ground Up Farm, Hunter, N.D.
- Patchwork Farms, Chicago
- Full Hand Farm, Noblesville, Ind.
- Serenity Farm, Sedgwick, Kan.
- Ten Hens Farm, Bath, Mich.
- Singing Prairie Farm, La Plata, Mo.
- EarthDance, St. Louis
- Promised Land & Livestock Co., Fresno, Ohio
- Make Believe Farm, Morrow, Ohio
- Cultivating Community Farm, Mount Horeb, Wis.
- Good Turn Farm, Stockholm, Wis.
- Black Cat Farmstead, Stockholm, Wis.
- North Outback, Wales, N.D.
- Dorothy's Range, Blanchardville, Wis.
- Grassway Organics, New Holstein, Wis.
- Blue Iris Fish Farm, Black Creek, Wis.
- Broken Arrow Farms, Pierre, S.D.
- Blue Dasher Farm, Estelline, S.D.
- Muddy Pumpkin Farms, Chamberlain, S.D.