Crazy Boy Farm - Proeun and Amy Doeun
Proeun and Amy purchased their farm just north of Rush City in 2011 and are in the process of transitioning to an organic farm. The family grows heirloom vegetables and heritage-breed animals. The family is working to be a “meal farm” where all the products for a complete meal come from the same farm. Their current CSA season runs for 16 weeks from the end of June to early October. The family sells shares in the farm each year at three different levels.
Family and community are very important to the Doeuns. This year they are donating 20 percent of their early sales to a non-profit. They also accept EBT and SNAP benefits so that low-income customers can use their benefits for fresh produce. The Doeuns are a multi-generation farm and get input from grandparents, along with their children who are learning how to run their own segments of the business.
Proeun and Amy have seven children: Proeun ll, Avril, Mavis, Effie, Pray, Lith and Unnah.
The Doeuns are involved in Chisago County 4-H, the Rush City Youth Sports Club and Restoration Church in Rush City.