Beet Generation Farm is owned and operated by Libby Batzel and Ali Levesque. We are young adult women with a life purpose of personal health and Joy. Libby operates the farm full time. Ali works as a paramedic in San Francisco, and helps with the farm when she is home. 

Libby & Ali

Libby & Ali

We know that humans "literally" are what they eat.

For many people today this plays out in hormonal imbalances, chemical poisoning, and supplement addictions. Our industrial food system is flooded with toxic pesticides, synthetic hormones, GMO's, environmental degredation, and inhumane animal abuse. All that just to produce irradiated, over processed, over salted and over sweetened products.

Clearly such a system does not create health for humans or our precious environment.

Thankfully, with the use of mindful choices and ethical commitments, becoming what we eat can also mean  nutritionally balanced, consciously cared for, wholesome beings. This is our life goal, and the reason we farm.

Prior to starting out on our own, we took the opportunities to work for three different organically operated farms. The farms varied in size, structure and business strategy. Acquiring this broad foundation of experience and knowledge, allowed us to develop a business strategy of our own that we believe is best for the land, the food, and us.

With a strong community of amazing friends and family, we are privileged to craft a farm full of fun, health and wellbeing. It is a place of awareness and careful concern for the connection of all life involved in the creation of what we eat. As a married couple, we are committed to always working towards bettering our lives and the lives of people around us. Farming fresh, healthy food is a lifestyle we have chosen because we believe in its value to the human body and our future as a society.

We are very excited and full of gratitude to be farming and living on a beautiful piece of property in South Sebastopol. The owners Hilary Austen and Jack May are longstanding supporters of delicious, fresh food and small, local farms. In addition to the sandy loam soils, a fruit orchard, and a beautiful vintage barn, this location is home to our newly opened Beet Generation Kitchen Pasta Line! 

Thank you to all our customers who support us and believe in eating well.

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When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
— Masanobu Fukuoka