About us

West Star Farm LLC (DBA West Star Organics) is one of the oldest and largest certified organic growers of spring starter plants.  Our 40 acre property has been certified organic since the inception of the National Organic Program in 1999. Located in Cottage Grove, WI, the property includes a wooded walking trail, 1 acre of greenhouses, an old farmhouse, and a barn with a silo, all sitting on nutrient rich clay loamy soil.


Our Family and Business

We are a family owned and operated business.  George and Sandy Kohn bought the farm in 1993 and immediately began organically managing and building the soil.  West Star Farm began by providing high quality organic produce to local restaurants and markets.

In 2004, Randy and Tanya Kohn, together with their three daughters, purchased the 1.1 acre home that is inset into the farm property.  This allowed them to take a more active role in the day to day management and operation of West Star Farm.

West Star Farm has been growing organic transplants for over 20 years.  We have grown transplants for our own fields, other farmers fields, wholesale/retail, and research programs for UW-Madison. In 2012, West Star Organics was born out of West Star Farm and the sole focus of our business transitioned to our greenhouse/nursery operations.  We expanded our greenhouse capacity, created a Garden Center Market on the farm, and focused our efforts on making our certified organic plants the best, most successful plants available.

Kohn Family

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality, strongest and healthiest certified organic plants that will have the greatest potential for successful growth.

Our Passion

Our passion is to provide the highest quality, strongest and healthiest certified organic plants that will have the greatest potential for successful growth.  We believe the relationship doesn’t end with the sale, but only begins to grow.  We will make every effort to support our customers and answer any questions presented to us.  Our goal is to see our customers have a successful organic garden and enjoy the many fruits of their labor.

Our Values

We value the principles and practices of organic growing.


We will respect the land that we have been provided while continually managing sustainable practices.


We will always operate with the highest level of integrity, honesty, and responsibility.


We are committed to being an active member of the community and maintaining our social responsibility.  ‚Äč