“The landscape of any farm is the owner’s portrait of himself.” – Aldo Leopold.


Where to Find Farm Fresh Foods

If you are looking for farm-fresh foods near you, here are some links that may help.

Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas – farms, markets, restaurants, stores – View Website

Milwaukee Farmers United – CSA and Wholesale – Milwaukee Farmers United Home Page

Local Harvest – local farms & events – View Website

Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market – View Website

Wisconsin Farmers Market Association – find a market – View Website


Featured Farms

The following is a list of some local area farms. There are many benefits of pastured-raised or grass-fed meats and dairy. When working for the Oconomowoc Lake Club, we increased our local food purchases by 500% in 6 years. But it is much more than just dollars; it’s building relationships.  

“Once you start, you never want to go back.” -JK.

Buying directly from farms helps in many ways. Farmers typically get 10-30% of the retail dollar; by buying directly from them, they receive 100%. That same money then recirculates 3 to 5 times in the local community. Instead of receiving farm gate prices or commodity prices, farms are paid a just and sustainable price for their food. Farmers are willing to grow unique and diverse foods for us. Some of our best food is grown just down the road, not halfway around the world. Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to scout for new farmers but remember not all farmers go to farmer markets. Farmers can often lead you to other farmers. 

“Finding a new farmer or locally grown food is like finding a new treasure.” -JK.


Photo of Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup
2391 40th Street Cumberland WI 54829 Work Phone: (715) 822-8512 Website:
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Photo of ÆppelTreow Winery & Distillery
Contact: Charles or Melissa McGonegal
1072 288th Avenue Burlington WI 53105 Work Phone: 262 878 5345 Website: ÆppelTreow Winery & Distillery
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Photo of Barthel Fruit Farm
Contact: Bob Barthel
12246 North Farmdale Road Mequon WI 53097 Work Phone: (262) 242-2737 Website:
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Photo of Brightonwoods Orchard
Contact: Bill & Judith Stone
1072 288th Avenue Burlington WI 53105 Work Phone: (262) 878-3000 Website:
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Photo of Castle Rock Organic Farms – Retired
Contact: Carla & Wayne Kostka
S13240 Young Road Osseo WI 54758 Work Phone: (715) 597-0085 Website:
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Photo of Dominion Valley Farm – Retired
Contact: Brandon & Tammera Dykema
8375 Midland Drive Allenton WI 53002 Work Phone: (262) 629-9423 Website:
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Photo of Edelweiss Graziers Coop – Retired
Contact: Burt & Trish Paris
New Glarus WI Work Phone: 608-424-6396 Website:
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Photo of Ela Orchard
Contact: Ed Ela & Bob Willard
31308 Washington Avenue (Highway D) PO Box 36 Rochester WI 53167 Work Phone: 1-262-534-2545 Work Phone: 1-262-534-4531 Website:
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Photo of Enos Farms
Contact: Erin, Jeremy Lynch
Spring Green WI Website: Enos Farms
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Photo of Fountain Prairie Inn and Farms – Retired
Contact: John & Dorothy Priske
W1901 State Road 16 Fall River WI 53932 Work Phone: (920) 484-3618 Website:
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Photo of Full Harvest Farm
Contact: Terry Vlossak & Charles Frase
7112 County Road S Hartford WI 53027 Work Phone: (262) 673-6760 Website:
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Photo of Gwenyn Hill Farm
Contact: Laurel Blomquist
N130W294 Byrn Drive Waukesha WI 53188 Home Phone: 262.955.9691
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Photo of HighCross Farm
Contact: Steve & Kath Vogelman
W2292 Rustic Drive Campbellsport WI 53010 Work Phone: (920) 533 3276 Website:
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Photo of Home Farm Gardens – Retired
Contact: Diane Johnson & Earl Engle
N7260 Ski Slide Road Oconomowoc WI 53066 Work Phone: (262) 567-7474 Work Phone: (414) 719-9390
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Photo of Jeff-Leen Farm
celebrating 150 years in 2018 Contact: Jeff & Kathy Preder
N254 Highway I Random Lake WI 53075 Work Phone: (920) 994-9502 Website:
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Contact: Randy Tholen
N7597 Rock Lake Rd. Lake Mills WI 53551 Work Phone: (920) 648-3450 Website:
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Michelle Cannon LarryvilleGardens
W1349 State Road 11 Burlington WI 53105 Home Phone: 262.206.2360
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Photo of Maple Creek Farm
Contact: Tom Miller
W225 N4226 Duplainville Rd Pewaukee WI 53072 Work Phone: (262) 691-1780 Website:
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Home Phone: 414.254.2664 Website: Ney’s Premium Meats
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Photo of Palms Mushroom Cellar
W3998 Highway 18 Helenville WI 53137 Work Phone: (920) 674-5006
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Photo of Pinehold Gardens – Taking 2022 growing season off. Plantng cover crops.
Contact: Sandra Raduenz & David Kozlowski
1807 East Elm Road Oak Creek WI 53154 Work Phone: (414) 762-1301 Website:
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Contact: Steve Pinnow
N5784 Johnson Road Delavan WI 53115 Work Phone: 2627289629
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Contact: Dave & Anita Quanbeck
1025 Richards Avenue Watertown WI 53094 Work Phone: (920) 261-1022
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Contact: Richard Wittgreve
N9030 Little Elkhart Lake Road Elkhart Lake WI 53020 Work Phone: (920) 876-2182
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Contact: Robert & Meriah Frost
Johnson Creek WI
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Contact: Andy Hatch
5023 State Rd. 23 North Dodgeville WI 53533 Work Phone: (888)935-5558 Website:
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Contact: Gail Kraus
7501 N Granville Rd Milwaukee WI 53224 Work Phone: 2622361200
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Contact: Kenneth Weston
19760 West National Avenue New Berlin WI 53146 Work Phone: (262) 679-2862 Website:
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“Once you start, you never want to go back.”

Chef Jack