As Head Gardener, Laurel Blomquist oversees 11 acres of organic vegetables, fruit, cover crops and herbs at Gwenyn Hill Farm. She leads the team that sows and transplants seedlings from the greenhouse to the field, harvests the produce and manages the packshed.
Laurel is responsible for coordinating sales through the CSA program and the farmers market. She brings to Gwenyn Hill Farm a diverse skill set emanating from her longstanding interest in cooking and a passion for healthy living, farming, and local, sustainable food.
Laurel grew up in Milwaukee and holds a B.A. from Carleton College and an A.A. degree in Culinary Arts from Madison College. Prior to coming to Gwenyn Hill, she learned farming methods on various-sized farms, most recently leading the large packing shed team at Harmony Valley Farm in Viroqua, Wisconsin for five years.