The Branding Iron is a true farm-to-fork restaurant serving delicious food, cooked to order, and made from locally grown Fearing Angus beef and other locally produced products. Your traditional Wisconsin Friday Night Fish Fry comes hot from the fryer to your plate, and, if you want a medium-rare burger, just ask!
Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, Carr Valley Cheese remains a staple of Wisconsin cheesemaking tradition. Stop by our retail store and try any one of our over 100 varieties of cheese; you will be greeted with a warm smile and a staff eager to answer all your cheese related questions!
Reid and Heather Broughton are 5th generation farmers living between Loganville and Hillpoint Wisconsin. They have two small children that help farm alongside them each day. As parents, they take great pride and joy sharing and teaching the next generation about hard work, as well as ethical and sustainable farming practices.
This year we are highlighting our little herd of Saanen goats. Saanens are the largest of the dairy goats. These beautiful white goats originated in the Saanen Valley of Switzerland so they are hardy and handle our Wisconsin winters like they're right at home. Our little herd provides us with high-quality sweet milk. That milk is great for drinking straight and even better for making a variety of cheeses. But these goats are more than just sources of dairy for us, they are family pets. Each one has its own name and personality to match. They love attention and always want to play. When the weather is nice we like to take the whole flock out for a stroll down our meandering paths to forage for treats.
This Conservation and Art Stop focuses on conservation on private land in the Driftless Area as seen through examples on the Duren farm, and the artwork it inspires. Please see our websites for additional information. patriciaduren.com and douglasduren.com.
Between 1899 and 1902, Ernest Hupeden, a German folk painter, covered the complete interior of Valton’s Modern Woodmen of America meeting hall with vivid, imaginative scenes presenting the vision and aspirations of this fraternal society. Edgewood College maintains this restored folk art treasure, fostering its educational role through programs open to the general public.
The Greener Grass Collective at Idaho Valley Farm is a small family operation in its fifth generation here in The Greater Lime Ridge Area of Sauk County. We’ve evolved over the years from dairy to a grass based rotational grazing operation and our aim is to produce the very best grass fed beef, chicken, and heritage breed pastured pork as well as hazelnuts, cherries, apples, pears, farm made goods and more.
I grew up on my family’s farm working with my Dad. In my mind, the memories of milking cows, making hay, and harvesting corn simply can’t be beat. From the very beginning I knew that the farm is where I belong. In 2015 I took over the farm, and have since been placing stones in its foundation so that some day I may pass it to my kids. Today, my wife and I own and operate Kruse Farms from our home in Hillpoint. We grow and market all natural pork, pasture raised beef, lamb, and honey. Our mission is pretty simple, to provide your family the best products we can.
About a year ago, my four youngest children in tow, I left behind suburban careers as a pastor and an educator to buy a farm and become a Permaculture Farmer. My motivations were many - care for the environment, concern for climate change, desire for clean food, misgivings about large urban "environments."
After Mary moved to Wisconsin, she started farming by growing organic heritage grains. However, she wanted to move away from aggressively tilling the soil for weed control. After cropping, Mary and Rob started with a few organic chickens, a rescue horse and goats with a penchant for escaping. After hearing about rotational grazing at an organic conference in winter of 2018, things fell into place and Mary and Rob bought a herd of Belted Galloway’s who needed a place to live immediately. This winter hardy breed was perfect for their 24-acre organically certified pasture atop a ridge in Plain, Wisconsin.