Meet Your Farmers
Welcome to Over the Moon Farm & Flowers -- a local Iowa farm, located in Delaware County, growing good food and flowers just for you.
Meet Your Farmers
Shae and Anna are co-owners and operators of Over the Moon Farm & Flowers LLC. We are proud to be part of the just 9% of farmers who identify as young producers, and the 26% of such that are under 35. Thank you for supporting our blooming business!
Shae Pesek grew up on her family’s farm in Coggon, Iowa, where she and Anna farm today. She has been raising cattle and crops the majority of her life. Growing up Shae was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA. She showed goats, sheep, and rabbits that she continued to raise for over 20 years. Shae went to San Diego State University where she majored in Women’s Studies and was President of her queer-based sorority for two years. Shae continues to work with her family on the farm, as well as grow Over the Moon with Anna.
Anna moved to Iowa from the east coast in early 2016 after graduating college and doing a brief stint working in a big city. After visiting her friend Carmen Black’s farm in Solon, Iowa, a few times, she realized she wanted to stay for longer than a visit. She lived and worked at Local Harvest CSA for almost three years with Carmen and Maja Black who she considers to be her Iowa family, farming mentors, friends, & collaborators. Prior to her time in Iowa, Anna studied agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was involved in the student run vegetable farm and the local food community. Her passion for agriculture grew from hearing stories about her grandparents’ former apple orchard in Northern California and from developing a close relationship to local dairy farmers near the town she grew up in. Anna now lives in Coggon, Iowa with Shae and is thrilled to be putting down roots in the place she has been so lucky to call home these past few years.
Over the Moon is a love letter, not only to each other; although it is that too. But to our community, the land, the animals that sustain us, the blooms, and big skies. It's a love letter to our wildest dreams, younger selves, and to the next generation of this community too.
We fell in love feeding bottle calves through the constant rhythm, the caring, the contentedness, patience, and the deep commitment to place. So much of that became what we hoped to carry forward.
Over the Moon was dreamed up in Grandma's garden beds where we first started growing cut flowers in 2018 and still grow many today.
Since then so much has changed, but certainly not everything. We've grown a lot in our drive, grit, and deep reliance on mentorship. In 2022 we have a 150+ member Flower CSA and produce 10,000+ lbs of direct to consumer meat year round.