Green Meadows Farm was started in 1964 in Waterford, Wisconsin by Bob and Coni Keyes. Thats the year they decided to convert their 80-acre hog and cattle business into a pick-your-own vegetables and raspberry farm. (At that time pick-your-own farms were a new concept in produce marketing.) When they discovered that most of the other pick-your-own farms in and around the Milwaukee area excluded children, they marketed their farm as a place to bring the family. They also decided to incorporate some of the farm animals as an additional way to draw in families.