French Meadow News

November 19, 2017

French Meadow has forged strong relationships with many farmers over the years, but perhaps none was as passionate an advocate for organic farming as Bruce Bacon of Garden Farme.  Bruce passed away this October at the age of 76 at his family farm in Ramsey MN.   

In the 70s, at a time when organic farming was still a fringe activity, Bruce was nurturing the soil of his family's  farm, getting organic certification in 1977 and educating others on organics, permaculture, and soil health practices.  His passion for soil – the core of agriculture, and something to be nurtured and respected  – was unsurpassed, as was his generosity in spreading his knowledge to others.   

The relationship with Bruce Bacon and his Garden Farme runs deep in French Meadow’s history.  He was the first vegetable farmer we bought from, and likewise French Meadow was his  first restaurant client.  Later, French Meadow started an annual educational program for employees,...

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