Photo credits Lake & Loon Co
The farm has been in the Thomas Family since 1878. Currently the 4th and 5th generations of Thomases live on site and work to grow certified organic crops and provide local fresh picked food for local restraunts such as Luna's, BernBaum's, Twenty Below, and the HODO.
To provide great tasting food that is packed with nutrients and minimally processed. We are your farmer providing good food for people, community, and a healthy environment.
What We've Achieved
Clay County Conservation Award
Featured farm on the Food Network with Amy Thielen
Featured farm in NASA's Publications
Disney Community Service Award
Clay County Human Rights Award and Red Cross Hero Award Winners
Native Harvest Sacred Seed Growers
Published research in the Minnesota Dept of Ag "Greenbook"
The farm hosts the International Biochemist and Research Summit Yearly
Collaborator for University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, and University of Oregon
- Noreen Thomas
- (218) 233-8066
- Doubting Thomas Farms
12506 20th St N
Moorhead, MN 56560
- Reservations by appointment only
A resident of Moorhead, Minnesota, Noreen Thomas is a volunteer educator and producer whose work in the community is based on the belief that knowledge shared with others can collectively aid in resolving world hunger.
Since 1997, Thomas and her husband, Lee, have been certified organic producers farming 1200 acres of grains, feed, and beans for domestic as well as foreign markets for use in food. With the goal of applying the dynamics of new technology and scientific research to enhance sustainable and environmentally sound foods, Thomas, who has a bachelor’s of science in Food and Nutrition from North Dakota State University, regularly participates in studies with UMAC /Aerospace and the University of Minnesota. As a result, faculty and researchers have a clearer understanding of the effects of organic farming practices on environmental quality as well as how to improve advanced satellite technology modeling to better meet producers’ needs.
Thomas’ commitment to agricultural education is perhaps most evident in the countless volunteer hours she spends working with children and youth on projects throughout Missouri, Minnesota, and Montana. Whether it be teaching children the Junior Master Gardener program in Spanish, or working with youth and adults to plan, plant, tend and harvest organic vegetables for local buyers, or writing agricultural curriculum. Thomas has developed learning tools for “New Americans” and underserved populations including visual learners and children and adults with physical and learning disabilities. She is an advocate for agriculture, youth, rural life and a healthier world for all peoples.