“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

Local Dirt – find a farm – View Website

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.


Brightonwoods Orchard

Contact: Bill & Judith Stone
Work 1072 288th Avenue Burlington WI 53105 Work Phone: (262) 878-3000 Website:
Photo of Brightonwoods Orchard

Biographical Info

Brightonwoods Orchard is located on a rustic road ½ mile north of the Bong State Recreation Area. We feature over 100 already picked antique and commercial apple varieties. Additionally, we offer our award winning fresh apple cider and locally grown fall products (pumpkins, squash, honey, etc). Our two-story tree house and walking trails are family favorites. Open daily September through November.

Fruit, Honey, Pumpkins/Fall Decorative.

On-Farm, Farmers’ Market

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


Chef Jack