About Us

About us

meet the farmers

Donald and Dorothy Harms have operated Valley Springs Farm for the past 35 years. Donald is the fourth generation of the Harms family to run this farm as a dairy. Attention to detail and a love for dairy cattle have helped them earn recognition as Sauk County’s highest production Holstein herd several times in their dairy career. It is with the same love and passion that Don & Dorothy care for their growing herd of Grass Fed and Grass Finished beef cattle.

Dorothy’s love of gardening and cooking was the initial start of living the dream of operating a bed and breakfast. As you enjoy the flower gardens decorating their farmstead or visit the vegetable garden and orchards to see what is in season, they are all a labor of love for Dorothy. She is certified as a Master Food Preserver so canning and freezing the garden produce is her specialty. Dorothy’s Homemade Delights (homemade jams and jellies) are available for purchase during your stay.

Community involvement has been an integral part of their lives. Giving back to the community that supports them, Donald and Dorothy have both served on local agricultural co-operative boards, government boards, and as 4-H leaders. They support their local rural economy partnering with their neighboring farms & rural businesses during the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour in September. Their efforts with the Farmer Angel Network provide resources & education to farm families putting a spotlight on rural mental health. Dorothy currently serves on the Wisconsin AgriTourism Assn. board to promote agritourism as a source of value added income to save family farms.

Each December, Valley Springs Farm welcomes their beef customers to help them donate delicious grass-fed ground beef to their local Food Pantry as a way to give back to those who need good food most.