Our Story

In 1966 Bob and Marcy moved to Boulder to enjoy everything that Colorado had to offer. Bob was recruited by Ball Aerospace Corporation, to start the antenna division, a career he excelled at for 32 years. While raising two sons, Mike and Chris, Bob felt a pull to go back to his farming roots, so he and Marcy purchased 40 acres of land and a community legend, Munson Farms, was born. Bob managed to balance working at Ball Aerospace with running the farm with Marcy, and his passion for both professions was evident to all who knew him. During his engineering career, Bob held over 30 patents, was honored by the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, and received the University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He traveled worldwide to speak at numerous conferences on the topic of microstrip patch antennas and microstrip phased arrays. His colleagues at Ball were very important to him and enjoyed that he often showed up in his hunting boots and attire, sometimes carrying geese, ready to go to work. Farming, however, was Bob's other true passion and everyone he came in contact with witnessed this on a daily basis. With Marcy and his sons by his side, Munson Farms grew from a small corn stand on the Pearl Street Mall in front of the Boulder Courthouse to a Boulder mainstay, with stands at the corner of 75th and Valmont and a continual presence at the Boulder Farmers Market since 1978.