Austin’s Rush Creek Farm

Owned and operated by Brian and Carolyn Austin. They both grew up on farms, Brian on a hog and beef farm in northern Illinois and Carolyn on a dairy farm near Rising Sun, Wisconsin. They both left the farm earlier in their lives and joined the rat race of the manufacturing world, living near Rockford, Illinois.  All the while, their love of the farm life was calling.  In 1997, Brian and Carolyn purchased the farm that has been in Carolyn’s family since 1853, and embarked on a long-term plan to raise their children and move to the farm. In 2009, they quit their hectic jobs and moved to their farm.  “We now live the life of our dreams,” Brian says. The couple is the 6th generation to own and work this beautiful soil. “We are fortunate to be located in the heart of the Driftless Region, and we are dedicated to sustaining the natural beauty and richness of our land, continuing the loving care it has received for over 150 years.” At Austin’s Rush Creek Farm, says Carolyn, “we grow produce using natural methods. We offer a variety of vegetables and berries. We do not use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We enrich our soil with natural organic matter. Our focus is on providing quality produce to local customers. We believe that a strong local economy is key to a healthy, fulfilling life.”

Country View Dairy

Driftless Organics


Maple Valley Cooperative

Peaceful Valley Honey

River Valley Burgers

RP’s Pasta

Ruth’s Gourmet

Simply Snackin’

SnoPac Foods

Supercharge Foods

Urbal Tea

Westby Creamery

Wisco Pop!