Upstream is pushing against the current by demonstrating a new way we believe farming can be done. We are putting new ideas on old dirt, and connecting our customers back to the land one meal and beverage at a time.
We care about you. We know you have questions, and we are here to answer them. It is our hope to form a lasting relationship with each and every customer, but we realize that doesn’t happen overnight. In the mean time, know that we choose to be genuinely transparent in everything we do, farming related or not.
You as our customer should never have to worry how your food is being produced; that’s our job. We are not only thinking of how our practices are currently affecting you but also are constantly open to new ideas, technologies, and practices to allow us to be more sustainable for years to come.
At Upstream we are carful not to take life to seriously. We love what we do and have a blast doing it. Come join us in the fun!
We think it’s silly to believe “if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.” We know doing what we love can be extremely hard work. We also know that when we get our hands dirty and do what we love, the hard work is always worth it.
We love our animals. We love our land. We love our community. If we do not tell our narrative, someone else will. We believe it is not only our responsibility to tell our story but to document it as well. We think farming is beautiful, we want to share it for all to experience.
In 1917, our great grandparents, Samuel and Elizabeth Brugger, came to the United States from Switzerland with $20 and a dream of what their lives could be. Their two sons, Paul and Don, inherited this dream, a dream in which they instilled into their sons, Norman and Marv. These brothers, who happen to be our fathers, worked together to build a farm they believed fit this dream. The dream they all believed in was one of hope and to build a life of passion, purpose, and love for those around them. The underlying consistency in all of their dreams has always had the ability to be lived out through agriculture.