Participating Venues2023-03-15T16:40:16+00:00

Hill and Valley Exploration Tour 2023

Participating Venues

September 16—17 and 23—24, 2023

Hill and Valley Exploration Tour 2023

Participating Venues

September 16—17 and 23—24, 2023

Branding Iron Roadhouse Farm-to-Fork Eatery with Fearing Angus Beef

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!

Carr Valley Cheese

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!

Country Roots Creations with Guests Gef’s Special Blend Seasoning

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.

Buck Wild Ranch

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.

  • Painting by PM Duren: Autumn on the Farm

Duren Farm – Conservation & Art Stop

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. and

Ernest Hupeden’s Painted Forest with Guest Reedsburg Artslink

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

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.

Kruse Farms with Guest Farmer Gall Buffalo Farm

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.

Mary’s Organic Farm with Guest Artist Robert Hare Sr.

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.

McWilliams Heritage Farm

Erin and Scott VanGrinsven are the sixth generation raising their family on the McWilliams Heritage Homestead. Alongside their eight children they are living the simple life on 60 rolling acres in the picturesque Sauk county.

Narrows Creek Garden

Narrows Creek Garden is a 3rd generation family farm operated by Sandy and Melvin Smith. We are focusing on growing Aronia berries, an emerging ‘super fruit’ that may aid in fighting cancer, lowering cholesterol, and helping control diabetes. Aronia berries, also known as a chokeberry, are used for juice, jelly, wine, and additions for both color and flavor to yogurt, sauces and an endless variety of other food products.

Narrows Creek Winery with a Gourmet Grilled Cheese Stand & Artist Suanne Cepek

Narrows Creek Winery with St Peter’s Youth Group & Artist Suanne Cepek Opened in September of 2017, Dean & Vicky Baumgarten are living a dream. Making wine has been a hobby of theirs for over 35 years. We invite you to come and give us a LOOK and a TASTE. We are located on Narrows Creek Road, about 1 mile off of Hwy 23, north of Loganville, WI.

Artist Peter F. Clancy Jr.

Peter F. Clancy, Jr., "Petie" is a master origami designer and folder. He taught himself the art of origami as a child and has been folding ever since.

Valley Springs Farm

Don and Dorothy Harms, lifelong Wisconsin Dairy farmers, now operate a working grass fed beef farm which offers the sights and sounds of the country – from sandhill cranes returning in the spring to newborn red angus calves frolicking in the pasture with their mommas. The 255 acre farm is a mix of woodlands, pastures, rolling cropland, and wetlands supporting abundant wildlife and our grazing cattle. The spring-fed pond is a welcome stop for migrating geese and birds. Valley Springs Farm has been operated by the Harms family for over 135 years with Don as the 4th generation.

Woodland Valley Farms Country Greenhouses

Our company is a garden center offering quality plants, trees, shrubs, baskets, planters, mums, gardening supplies, vegetables plants, herbs and more. We have been in business since 1998 and we are located between LaValle and Wonewoc. We have 7 greenhouses that are open to browse through. We have Gift Certificates available. See us for your planting needs!

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