“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
Fondy Farmers Market – View Website
Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market – View Website
Wisconsin Farmers Market Association – find a market – View Website
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, I increased our local area farms purchases 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 helps in many ways. Farmers normally get 10-30% of the retail dollar, but by buying directly, they receive up to 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 half way around the world. Farmers markets are one of the best ways to scout for new farmers, but remember not all farmers go to markets. Farmers can often lead you to other farmers, especially for the ones who do not go to markets.
“Finding a new farmer or locally grown food is like finding a new treasure.” -JK
Castle Rock Organic Farms – RetiredCastle Rock Organic Farms – Retired Contact: Carla & Wayne Kostka
We have been certified organic since 2000 with approximately 700 acres of cropland in the green valleys near Foster, WI. The organic dairy herd of 125 cows was added in 2003 with the bottling facility being added in 2005. Being committed to organics and getting a quality product to consumers, we bottle non-homogenized, low temp vat pasteurized creamline milk and make premium quality ice cream and artisanal cheese. By feeding the soil properly and allowing crops to feed on enriched soil, our animals become servants; pass on essential nutrients to consumers. Our glass bottled milk, premium quality ice cream and artisanal cheese bring back the taste of times gone by. We do not pool our milk giving us total control of the product from start to finish. Direct from the farm to you the consumer. “The Way Nature Intended”. Our oldest grandchild is 16 and they are the 5th generation of farmers in our family.
Dairy, Live Animals, Meat, Poultry
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