About Us

Our Values

Early Morning Harvest is a small-family farm raising vegetables in an aquaponics greenhouse, as well as ; pastured poultry for egg production; and flours made from certified organic cereal grains (wheat, rye, buckwheat, and corn meal) raised on our farm. We take pride in the fact that no synthetic chemicals are used on our farm. Our highest priority is caring for our land and animals so that the food we grow and offer to our community is fresh and healthy.

Meet the Team

Jeff Hafner, Owner, Early Morning Harvest

Jeff Hafner, Owner — A recreational thinker, Jeff is always coming up with new and innovative ways to do things. Jeff has been farming with his father, Earl, since 1993. The two transitioned their farmland and cattle to organic in 2000. Jeff currently lives at the Early Morning Harvest farm with his wife Shannon and daughters Regina and Brenna.

 


Early Morning Harvest, Earl Hafner, Staff

Earl Hafner, Advisor — Earl has been in agriculture for most of his life, but farming since the mid-80s. He grew up on the family dairy farm close to Panora, Iowa. It was here that his love for animals and nature was born and his dedication to hard work and farming was forged. Earl currently farms with his son Jeff and serves on the Board for the Iowa Organic Association and Practical Farmers of Iowa. He also serves on the Iowa Farm to School Council.


Paula Terrones — A retired nurse practitioner originally from Iowa but has lived in Arizona, Colorado, and Ohio. Paula is our “grain guru” because she mills our organic grains into flour. Paula enjoys learning about farming and hopes to visit Ireland in the near future.

Mike Terrones — EMH’s valuable handyman, Mike is a highly skilled carpenter that used to run his own construction company. Mike loves animals and once took care of a wolf and baby raccoons. He currently has a dog named Moses.