Our Family

FilmstripJake, a multi-generation Iowa farm kid, and Crystal, city girl from southern California, met in 2009 in Des Moines while out with friends.

Once Jake confirmed Crystal could handle the four seasons of Iowa farm life, he asked for her hand in marriage. In 2011 we (Jake and Crystal) were married creating the start of Bigelow Family Farm. In 2012 we added our Australian Cattle Dog (i.e., Blue Heeler), Kora, to the family. We are patiently waiting for the good Lord to bless us with our next addition to the family.

Currently, Jake farms full time and works part-time as an engineer in Des Moines and Crystal works at John Deere Financial where she has worked since moving to Iowa in 2009. Even with her busy work schedule Crystal has transitioned into and excellent farm wife and now understands what it means to “squeal like a pig” or “run around like a chicken with its head cut off”. Throughout the years we have enjoyed our farming experiences together and working together fixing up our farmstead. We hope to have many more years to come and create new experiences with family, friends, and customers.