Blue Gate Farm is the small, family
operation of Jill Beebout & Sean Skeehan. We are Certified Naturally
Grown, producing chemical-free fruits & vegetables, free-range eggs, raw
honey, alfalfa hay, alpaca fiber and hand spun yarn. We run a
limited membership CSA
and are regular vendors at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market.
During the majority of the growing season we publish a
for our CSA members - the entire archive can be found on the
Visit us on
Farm Crawl 2016
October 2nd, 2016 with over 1,600 visitors at BGF! This was the 10th year of
joint open houses at each of the participating independent family
farms in south-central Iowa.
www.farmcrawl.com for more details about
past and future Farm Crawls.
We adopted a
mated pair of alpaca in the fall of 2013.
They are beautiful creatures we keep for their fleece
which Jill makes into yarn. A cria (baby alpaca) was
born on the
farm August 14, 2015.
Some pictures are posted in the Photo Gallery.
Have a look around the site and come
back often as new features, refinements and content are added. Please contact us with questions or
comments. Thanks for visiting!
To create an
economically and ecologically self-sustaining homestead that provides an
ongoing connection to the Beebout land for our family, our guests and
ourselves.Fundamental to this vision are naturally based production methods
including: composting; rotational planting & grazing methods;
integrated pest management; rainwater collection; prairie restoration; responsible timber &
wetland management; limited dependence on petroleum products and public
utilities; and no synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers.
Blue Gate Farm
provides Certified Naturally Grown specialty fruits & vegetables, raw
honey, free-range eggs and alfalfa hay, all sustainably raised on our
small family farm for the benefit and enjoyment of our CSA members and
Farmers Market customers.
Please contact us with any questions or comments about this website, our
products, our farm philosophy, or any other matter. E-mail is the
best but you may call or write.
FYI: in order to get home delivery of mail, the USPS
dictates that our address is in Chariton (Lucas County). In actuality we
are 14 miles north of Chariton in Marion County and very close to the town of