Kroul Farms Blog

How to Care for Christmas Trees, Wreaths


The holiday season is full of festivities and traditions. Many opt for fresh, real Christmas trees and greenery to decorate their homes during the holidays. With proper care, they can remain vibrant throughout the season.

Thank You for the Support, Eastern Iowa

I’m humbled to have received two honors in the last few months that reflect two of my greatest interests: farming and football. On October 12, I was inducted as the Iowa Farm Bureau 2019 ANF Wall of Honoree, an award that tips the hat to former Hawkeye football players…

Prepare Your Garden for the First Fall Freeze

Your garden may still be overflowing with flowers, peppers, squash, zucchini and other late-season produce and vegetation, but the first freeze of the season could happen any time.

We’ve got tips to prepare your garden beds and lawn after the growing season is over. Next up: relax and enjoy the literal fruits of…

Replace Your Summer Plants with Fall Florals and Decor

Fall means gorgeous colors, warm days, cozy nights, great food and football. Is it possible not to love this season? Get in the mood at home with some fresh, fall decorations!

Whether you’re looking to create a front door masterpiece, porch ensemble or table centerpiece, we’ve provided a few ideas. Your first step is to head to Kroul Farms for corn stalks, mums, straw bales and pumpkins…

Late Summer Brings Sweetcorn Stands, Produce Picking and Fall Preparations

From tending and picking fresh produce to CSA deliveries, community events, farmers’ markets, preparing for fall, summer keeps us busy.   

My typical summer day begins a little before 8 a.m. In July, some of the first morning tasks include picking from our 12 acres of fresh sweetcorn for our farm…

Vibrant, Veggie-Packed Summer Recipes

It’s the perfect time of year to capitalize on all the fresh, flavorful and nutrient-dense local produce instead of letting it wither in the refrigerator. Center your meals around your Kroul Farms CSA shares with these delicious recipes.

Cucumber Greek Salad


An easy-to-assemble salad…

How to Make a Potted Floral Arrangement

This is our favorite time of year when flowers are finally blooming and vegetables are ready to be planted. More than 20 years ago, Kaylene Kroul started growing flowers in one of the buildings on our farm. Now, five out of seven of our greenhouses overflow with colorful plants.

Many of…

Spring Hits Kroul Farms

See how we take on the season.

Week 4 CSA

Here is a very simple recipe for swiss chard.  Enjoy, if you have never tried swiss chard we encourage you to give it a try!

Take care,

Kroul Farms

Week 1 CSA! Gardens growing nicely

Dear  CSA Members,

The time is upon us! Our 2014 Kroul Farms CSA program kicks off this week. The recent warmer temperatures and moderate rainfall have really given life to our gardens. Our first batch of produce is looking great, and we’re excited to get it into your homes. Our hope is that you’re able to do some meal planning or grocery shopping prior to picking up your shares each week,…

Kroul Farms Mt Vernon Fresh Produce