Charlie moving one of the key components of our operation - mulch - into some vegetables to help control weeds.

Puffer Roske Farms, a veteran owned business established in 2016, provides sustainably raised vegetables and meat to Central Iowa communities. Charles Puffer, Sr. (Charlie) spent 25 years serving in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. Charlie teamed up with our cofounder Harold Roske to create a place where people in Central Iowa can get to know the farmer who produces their food and see how their food is grown.

Charlie’s biggest goal is to give parents and educators a place to teach kids about where their food comes from. All of our food is sustainably raised, however we do not have an organic certification. Vegetables and fruits are chemical free and you can pick your food, or we can pick for you.

Our pork and poultry (both meat and egg chickens) are raised on pasture. Raising them on pasture allows the animals to follow their natural instincts. Pigs love rooting around in the dirt while chickens love to go after bugs and grubs in the grass and dirt.

Currently, the farm is working approximately 20 acres of the 149 acres it sits on. We use techniques based on the Back to Eden organic gardening method to preserve and enhance our soil’s fertility. As we continue to grow our operations to include beef, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and our you-pick operation, we’ll continue to expand into other areas of the existing acreage.

The Test Garden

Paula Puffer, our social media coordinator, lives in Houston, TX. Paula takes advantage of the three month difference in the growing season to create recipes and images for the web site. Her garden has the same crops as we plan to grow as well as a few things that she wants to try.

Charlie Puffer

Charlie Puffer

Farmer

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Lonya Puffer

Lonya Puffer

Farmers' Market

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Paula Puffer

Paula Puffer

Social Media Director

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