“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


Sugar River Dairy – Retired

Contact: Ron & Chris Paris
Work N7346 County Highway D Albany WI 53502 Work Phone: 608-938-1218 Website:

Biographical Info

Sugar River Dairy is a family-owned and operated Grade A plant producing fresh, small batch yogurt using milk from a single local dairy farm. Yogurt is produced from cows that are pasture-grazed and rBGH-free. Sugar River Dairy Lowfat Yogurt is a non-homogenized, cream-line 1% yogurt with fruit on the bottom. Flavors include: raspberry, blueberry, strawberry and peach. Sugar River Dairy’s plain yogurt uses natural vanilla and organic cane sugar for a creamy, honest tasting yogurt.


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