October 1, 2012
Grace Note Farm
Tracey Hall lives and farms with her family on 11 acres at the tip of the Southern Kettle Moraine in Southeastern Wisconsin. Grace Note Farm offers both sustenance and joy to the Hall-Jeppsen family. Their land is home to laying hens, heritage turkeys, honeybees, Oberhasli Goats, and a large garden. Although much of what Tracey grows is for her family, she sells eggs and soap to the public. With her neighbor Jen Schimelfenyg, Tracey owns Roseberry Soap (named after Rose and Berry their first does). They make soap in large kettles on their kitchen stoves using milk from their farms. They sell the soap at festivals, farmers markets and small local shops. Tracey is the Farm Dreams and Stateline Farm Beginnings Facilitator for Angelic Organic Learning Center in and teaches soapmaking and cheesemaking classes at various locations in Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin.