Welcome to our vendors page. We work with some amazing companies that you can read all about here!
Clock Shadow Creamery is a pioneering urban cheese factory committed to being a model local venture. Their goal is to produce and provide customers with amazingly fresh, local cheese. Their mission is simple; the Clock Shadow Creamery cheese factory will tread softly on the local environment, provide opportunities to learn the craft of cheese making, educate the public on the nutrient value of fresh dairy products, and connect local farmers choices, with the values of their customers.
Opening in April of 2012, Clock Shadow Creamery is located on the ground floor of the newest “green” Fix building in the Walker’s Point Neighborhood in Milwaukee. While it is the first urban cheese factory in Wisconsin, their cheese makers are certainly aged – with wisdom. Clock Shadow Creamery was created by the founders of Cedar Grove Cheese, one of Wisconsin’s oldest cheese producers. Cedar Grove Cheese introduced a small scale cheese laboratory several years ago in Plain, WI to accommodate the desire of small farmers and itinerant cheese makers to produce and market small batches of specialty artisan cheese varieties.
Cedar Grove Cheese makes the best traditional and specialty cheese you've ever tasted - without artificial growth hormones (rBGH), animal enzymes, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). Their cheese makers craft 4 million pounds a year of this great cheese. Cedar Grove Cheese buys milk from over 30 Wisconsin farmers, all of whom have pledged not to treat their cows with synthetic growth hormones and some of whom are certified organic.
Environmentally sound production: working in concert with nature is an important part of their business. Production of a wide variety of OCIA certified organic cheese, a "Living Machine" to clean their wash-water in a beautiful biological way, and recycling and energy reduction programs are their way of keeping up their commitment to the environment.
From Doug, owner of Ney's Big Sky...
"The inception of the Ney’s Big Sky started back in 1965 when my dad purchased our homestead and raised cattle naturally, selling beef direct off our farm. The establishment of Ney’s Big Sky signaled a new era after my return back to the farm in the mid 1990’s, with the emphasis on providing a healthy, natural food source. The objective was to produce an all-natural product without sacrificing quality and integrity or introducing chemicals or growth promotants prevalent in today's beef industry."
Ney's Big Sky uses Green Energy Farm Practices in raising their animals and they use no hormones or antibiotics.
Kathy Taft, founder and developer of Sasha's Salad and Sandwich Dressing, spent the better part of 35 years developing and fine-tuning her abilities in food preparation. The culmination of all her hard work was the recognition by family, friends and others, as one who demonstrates a high level of expertise in all areas of baking and cooking.
It was only a matter of time before she developed her own food product which would be acclaimed to be delicious as well as unique by the public. After two years of trial and error and many dinner experiments, Kathy introduced Sasha's Salad and Sandwich Dressing in June of 2006.
Sasha's dressings are a unique blend of "heart healthy" natural ingredients combined to offer a distinctly different yet incredibly tasty addition to your dining table.
Dan and Joan Milaeger started growing in 1960 with one small greenhouse filled with tomatoes. It's been a truly growing business that has expanded to 92 greenhouses currently. In 2013, Milaeger's wanted to grow in a much different way. They wanted to be able to grow and supply local restaurants and markets with good, healthly, local food. They currently have one greenhouse dedicated to over 15 different lettuce varieties and another section of a greenhouse for microgreens and wheatgrass. All of Milaeger's lettuces are grown naturally and locally in Racine. The type of greens or lettuce we offer may vary from week to week, so feel free to e-mail or call us for the current weeks offerings. If you're in the Racine area, drop by their retail store and see all the other wonderful items they offer. And for only $2 you can take a guided tour of their campus, and each attendee will receive a parting gift! Reservations are required for the tour by calling (800) 669-1229.
Sandy's Popper is Kenosha's premier popcorn & ice cream mom and pop shop! With a retail store located in downtown Kenosha, Sandy's offers sweets, treats, gifts, and of course popcorn, among other items. We currently offer Sandy's non-GMO white kernals as an add-on option to all of our deliveries. Popcorn is perfect for movies, trips to the ballpark, or even act as a perfect meal substitute for those hardcore popcorn fans.
In 1993 Stone Creek Coffee's first batch of coffee came pouring out of a small batch roaster and was delivered to their single store in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. Today, Stone Creek Coffee roasts on a much larger machine and they deliver coffee to all of their cafes throughout Metro Milwaukee, as well as to their wholesale partners across the state and country. Stone Creek Coffee is owned by Eric Resch and his wife, Melissa. Each year Stone Creek Coffee donates coffee, time, and support to over 200 local non-profits. They were founded on the idea that a company has a social obligation to support its community.
Stone Creek Coffee is a certified Socially Responsible Coffee Company and their approach to sourcing green coffee is to work with growers to produce a high quality coffee that they can be proud to serve. Before purchasing, Stone Creek Coffee will taste, or "cup," multiple samples from a particular country to find a coffee that meets their high quality standards. They then look for verification and documentation that the farm meets the social, environmental and economic standards outlined in their Socially Responsible Coffee Certification. Want to see their operation in action? Stone Creek Coffee offers free Factory tours every Sunday at noon. The Factory is located in the downtown Milwaukee area at 422 N. 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203.
We are very excited to announce that as part of our partnership with Stone Creek Coffee, all coffee ordered by Brewers Organics customers will be roasted to order, so freshness is guaranteed!
A lifelong chocolate lover, Dan Biester set out to create the best chocolate imaginable. Using the highest quality ingredients and equipment that he built and jerry rigged in his garage, he took over the kitchen of his house. Soon he was asking friends and family to taste different varieties. The reactions were great and lead to engaging conversations long into the night covering tops from chocolate to family, to old childhood memories. It was in those conversations that the idea for Tabal Chocolate began to take root.
At Tabal Chocolate, the goal is to make the best chocolate you have ever tasted, and they belive that begins with selecting the best ingredients. That is why they only add fair-traded ingredients that have been organically and sustainably produced to their chocolate.
JRS Country Acres proudly provides cage free, vegetarian fed brown eggs. Their farm was established in late 2004 by Randy and Judy Tholen, and over the years, JRS Country Acres expanded from 25 laying hens to 5,100 laying hens. In late 2012, they began purchasing eggs from another farm to help keep up the high demand. Although all their hens are gone now, JRS Country Acres has partnered with several small family farms located in the beautiful state of Wisconsin!
When you purchase JRS Country Acres eggs, you not only support their business, but more importantly, you help many small family farmers preserve their independent, diversified farm lifestyle and keep them on their land. To find out more, click on the link above to be redirected to their website.
From Rishi Tea...
Rishi Tea offers the highest quality organic and Fair Trade Certified loose leaf teas, fresh each season and direct from tea gardens around the world. We travel thousands of miles each year to work hands-on with skilled artisans whose families have been making traditional teas and herbs for generations. Our direct relationships allow us to produce rare and exclusive teas that offer an unmatched level of freshness. Being at origin to maintain these relationships is our way of ensuring the quality and authenticity of our teas and herbs.
Our trade, travels, and study are devoted to expanding the understanding of loose leaf tea and setting the standard for quality. We are proud to offer over 200 loose leaf teas and herbs. We welcome you to try our teas and to consider Rishi Tea as your direct link to the tea growers, landscapes, and cultures that we've created lasting partnerships with.
The Rishi Tea Green Team formed to better represent our core values of Organic and Fair Trade practices at origin into our daily business practices. Comprised of members from various departments within Rishi, the Green Team combines passion and knowledge with a commitment to sustainable actions within the US. Having members from different departments allows us to execute our green projects with a holistic view.
Rishi’s Green Team promotes waste reduction, energy conservation and offsetting energy usage with the ultimate goal of reducing our ecological footprint. We aspire to build a deeper level of consciousness regarding our everyday choices and the power that each of us holds. The choices we make today can help protect and preserve our beautiful planet tomorrow.
Click here for more information on Rishi Tea, their origins, and their green initiatives.
Owned and operated by the Cook family, Carr Valley Cheese Company is over one-hundred years old. Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, Carr Valley Cheese remains one of Wisconsin's traditional cheese plants, famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way.
Carr Valley Cheese Company has won numerous awards over the years. Carr Valley Cheese continues to offer delicious and unique Wisconsin Cheeses from our Aged Cheddar to our Cocoa Cardona. Try some of their quality Wisconsin Cheeses and taste their tradition.
Kallas Honey Farm began in 1941 when John Kallas developed an interest in bee keeping while helping a neighbor in Fox Point, Wisconsin tend to his hobby hive. As payment for Kallas' effort, the neighbor gave him a hive. In only a few years, Kallas had close to 100 hives and a small processing operation. He enlisted his sons James and Gerald to help him sell the family's honey through door-to-door sales calls, farmers' market, and county fairs. Later, James and his dad expanded the business by tapping into the retail market, first negotiating with tiny mom-and-pop grocers, then pairing up with bigger supermarkets.
By 1955, Kallas Honey Farm had almost 1,000 hives scattered across Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Washington counties in Wisconsin. When demand for the honey increased, Kallas had to start buying honey from other local producers in order to fill their own orders. In the early '70s, the family decided to abandon beekeeping completely in order to concentrate on the processing, packaging, marketing, and distribution of their honey.
Kallas Honey Farm is now steered by the third generation of Kallas men: James' sons Perry, who is in charge of operations, and Peter, who is currently in charge of sales and distribution. Kallas Honey Farm packages approximately 2 million pounds of honey a year. They work from a 30,000-square-foot facility on Douglas Avenue in Milwaukee that houses the farm's administrative offices, as well as the storage and packaging areas.
From our friends at Outpost...
Outpost believes that supporting organically grown foods helps to protect the integrity of food grown without the use of synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Organic farming practices ensure the health and wellbeing of farmers and farm workers, the environment and customers is at the forefront of business practice. It is farming food the way it used to be!
It is really quite simple - buying local keeps more dollars in the community! Shopping your locally-owned co-op keeps other local businesses thriving, because Outpost Natural Foods purchases locally grown and produced food items whenever feasible. Look for the "Locally Grown" label in all our fresh foods and grocery departments.
Whenever feasible, Outpost will offer Fair Trade certified products to our customers. Why? Because Fair Trade products come from farmers and producers worldwide who receive fairly traded compensation for their product on the international market because they work directly with their buyers. A better wage means better living conditions for some of the poorest people on the planet. It also ensures that these farmers develop a livelihood that will sustain themselves and their families for years to come. Look for the Fair Trade Certified label on items like chocolate, coffee, bananas, nuts and various gift items.
Outpost firmly believes that foods grown containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) compromise the health and safety of the food supply in general. Current labeling laws do not require any company to disclose whether or not its products contain genetically modified organisms.
As part of the strict organic certification process, growers and producers are forbidden to use products containing GMOs as feed for animals or to grow as food for production. Their products are routinely tested for the presence of these organisms. When you see "certified organic" on the label, it's a good bet that these products are free of GMOs. Most organic producers voluntarily label their products as "GMO-free" because they can and because people want to know.
From Farmhouse Kitchens...
The folks at Farmhouse Kitchens Cooperative understand that food crafted with care simply tastes better. We take our time to choose small family producers who use high quality ingredients and we recognize the importance of knowing where your food comes from. Farmhouse Kitchens Cooperative connects you with farm families and simple healthy food traditions.
From Sassy Cow Creamery...
Our farms are placed on 1700 acres of pasture and fields of corn, soy beans, alfalfa, and wheat. The Sassy Cow Creamery also sits on this land between the two farms owned by brothers James and Robert Baerwolf. From these two farms we produce 100% of the milk used at the Sassy Cow Creamery.
Our love for all dairying led us to a unique situation of having the two distinct herds, traditional and organic. Our conventional herd has grown from 50 cows in the nineties to the current herd of 450 cows. These cattle live on a new farm site built in 1999 and later expanded in 2003. They are milked in a parlor and housed in a sand bedded freestall barn. During the nice times of the year, cattle are allowed to go out on grass pastures to exercise or lay in the sun.
In 2000, we recognized the growing consumer trend of interest in organic foods so we took and grew a portion of our herd using organic practices. This herd consists of 100 cows and they live just one half mile north of the Sassy Cow Creamery location. The organic cows eat a considerable part of their diet from grass on the organic pastures located on this farm.
Each milking cow is tested monthly for milk quality so we can offer the safest and highest quality products to our customers. Prior to the creation of our creamery, our milk was put on a truck and mixed with milk from other farms and that was the last we ever saw of it. But having such great pride in what we produce, we decided to bring our great milk all the way to the consumer themselves and, as a result, Sassy Cow Creamery was built.
Clario Farms is an old-fashioned producer, implementing only sustainable, responsible and healthy methods that yield the healthy, fresh produce that people are looking for these days. We use only organic practices, although we are not certified organic. Clario Farms will not grow produce manipulated with GMOs.
We also raise a small number of beef, lamb, pork, chickens and turkeys with organic, free range and pastured practices. We are continually striving to improve our methods to bring soil fertility, plant growth and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks. Our young and growing farm has been in business for eight years.
In 2014, Clario Farms began producing fresh pasta for the farmers market. This – like so much of our learning and growth – occurred out of necessity, as the growing season was so poor by the end of the summer Clario was struggling to find items to sell at their various farmers markets.
Drawing on family tradition and a desire to offer unique and healthy foods – Claire, Mario, and their good friend Theresa started experimenting with fresh pasta by incorporating fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. The results were delicious, and a huge hit at the markets. Clario Farmstead Pasta was born!
Blown away by the return customers and their ongoing enthusiasm for the pasta products and flavors, Claire and Mario set forth on a mission to bring these specialty products to folks all across Wisconsin. As Clario Farmstead Pasta grows, expect these key elements: 1) It will always feature TRUE free-range eggs from organically raised and fed farmstead chickens on pasture. 2) It will incorporate the highest quality ingredients – grown sustainably, organically, and locally whenever possible. 3) None of the Clario Farmstead products will ever use artificial additives, preservatives or GMOs.
From Meuer Farm...
Our sustainable farm grows well-known crops (corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat) alongside not-so-well-know crops (oats, durum, emmer and spelt). Our beef cattle are rotational grazed in pastures that have never been touched by a plow. Our fields include bi-color sweet corn and strawberries. The woods “in the back 40” shelter maple trees we tap for maple syrup and black walnut trees that offer beyond-organic-nuts.
We educate by opening our farm to you, the public. Our agri-tourism activities include educational components to help you learn more about farming. Maple syrup making, strawberry growing, rotational grazing of animals, beekeeping, crop rotation and harvesting are just a few of the activities we explain. Our farm is open to groups and people of all ages. There are more opportunities for you to experience our farm than we can mention here.
We conserve by implementing sustainable farming practices that work with the land, not against it. You will see undisturbed waterways for the water to flow cleanly through our fields without removing crop soil. Our strawberries enjoy underground irrigation that reduces water consumption. The pond and stream are alive with fish, frogs and muskrats. Even eagles are seen fishing here.
We do all of this on a 150 acre family-owned farm that has been in the Meuer Family since 1969. We enjoy working the land, teaching others about farming and preserving our farmland for future generations.and, teaching others about farming and preserving our farmland for future generations.
Joan and Ted Ballweg have spent years perfecting a business that involves the kind of personal passion that can only lead to success. That’s how you will feel about their wonderful chili products. From the smooth oils to the flavorful spices, you will taste the compassion that went into making their chilies so unique and so incessantly sought after.
First, it’s Ted that tenderly gardens the soil in preparation of planting, then carefully selects the chili genetics and dutifully manages the production of those distinctively savory chilies, which range in variety from mild Anaheim chili to firey zesty Chichen Itza Habanero peppers.
Hand picked choice seeds originating from various global cultures – Aji from Peru, Bulgarian Carrots, Fatali from Africa, Jolokia from India, Chinese Lanterns, Caribbean Reds, Kung Pao Cayennes, Thai Hots and Japanese Shishito and many more, are gathered and grown in Savory Accent’s various gardens, which, by the way, are located in the highly fertile Midwestern farm lands of Verona, WI. This uniquely diverse global collection of capsaicin producing genetics is the basis of all the unique spicy flavors you will find in Savory Accents products.
It is Joan’s culinary passion that takes these basic ingredients and creates innovative products that have a wonderful balance of flavor and heat. Finding the right combination of pungent chili spice and palate pleasing ingredients is an art she has mastered. Like Chef Julia Child, Joan learned many culinary creative techniques in France.
The spicy gourmet – Joan, and the chili gardener – Ted, is the meld of harmonious talents and the result is Savory Accents. The next best thing to a home cooked meal in their home.
The Gitto Farm n Kitchen is a somewhat unique business in that is completely run by the Gitto Family. Greg & Carol have been blessed to be able to work together with their children in their family businesses.
So we are working here with the eight children that are still with us (Tony, Joe, Laura, Katie, Tim, Rachel, Jim Bob, and Ben). Our children are home-schooled, and are also learning that it takes a lot of work to produce food, especially good food that is free from chemicals. The most important crop we raise is our children, and each one has a specific responsibility in addition to working together when the entire family is needed. We raise about 6 acres of certified organic vegetables, which are available at several farmers markets. Our variety is not as large as some other growers. We especially concentrate on our greens, specifically our spring mix, "spicy" mix & arugula. We still milk cows, about 60 of the little brown ones called Jerseys. Our dairy & vegetable operations are both certified organic. We are strongly committed to sustainable farming practices to improve our soil through composting, cover cropping, and crop rotation. We are all learning together how to feed our soil in order to feed ourselves (and others) the most nutritious and delicious produce and animal products possible.
We are committed to providing the highest quality product to you, our customer. This means that if you are not completely satisfied with your fresh produce, grass fed ground beef, processed vegetables, tortillas, or honey, please let us know and we will make every effort to make sure you are 100% satisfied.
From Jeff, owner of Zymbiotics...
Zymbiotics' makes naturally fermented foods in Milwaukee. All our products are pre-biotic and pro-biotic, thus they aid digestion, help to boost your immune system and have properties that help regulate mental health. We currently produce Jeff's Zauerkraut (sauerkraut), Jeff's Ginger Zarrots (fermented ginger carrots), Jeff's Zimchi (kimchi) and Jeff's Vegan Zimchi (vegan kimchi). All of our products have a delicious unique complex naturally fermented flavor and none of them have any vinegar or preservatives and they have not been pasteurized, so they should always be kept refrigerated. We source as much of our produce, jars, labels and services locally as possible.