Farm

“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

 

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, 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

 

Pinehold Gardens

Contact: Sandra Raduenz & David Kozlowski
Work 1807 East Elm Road Oak Creek WI 53154 Work Phone: (414) 762-1301 Website: http://www.pineholdgardens.com/
Photo of Pinehold Gardens

Biographical Info

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

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