“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
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.
Pinehold Gardens – Taking 2022 growing season off. Plantng cover crops.Pinehold Gardens – Taking 2022 growing season off. Plantng cover crops. Contact: Sandra Raduenz & David Kozlowski
Pinehold Gardens is a 150-member CSA and market farm providing vegetables, herbs and flowers in a bio-sustaining way. Our goal is to close the loop in agriculture by providing most of our own inputs, including much of our own electricity through a large photovoltaic system. We care for the earth in the way we grow and by creating critical habitat for native floral and fauna. Within the metropolitan area of Milwaukee, Pinehold Gardens’ 21 acres are within easy access of Racine and Milwaukee customers. We host a fall open house as well as other special events.
Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables
CSA, Farmers’ Market