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Why Buy Local?
Crops at Wisconsin Organic Farm - Gwenyn Hill

Why Buy Local?

By Laurel Blomquist | The food you eat comes from all over the world. Avocados come from Mexico. Shrimp comes from Vietnam. Winter produce comes from California. What’s the difference between buying food locally versus from far away? And why does it matter?

  • We, your farmers, have taken the time to choose varietals that we know are nutrient-dense, flavorful, beautiful, and that we know grow well in an organic system in Wisconsin.

  • We make sure that you only get the highest quality by harvesting what’s in season.

  • We are growing especially for you, our members. We are not growing wholesale produce for a chain of grocery stores. You get the best quality, guaranteed.

  • We help you decide the answer to that age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” with menu plans and recipe ideas.

  • We balance the variety by growing more of your favorites (think carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes) as well as some fresh new choices (think kohlrabi, celeriac, edamame).

  • We offer tastings of new varieties and teach you how to use them. Say goodbye to being bored with vegetables!

  • We grow a wide variety of crops to help you get the best of our short growing season. For example, we are growing 5 varieties of head lettuce, 7 varieties of carrots, and 6 varieties of cabbage, each one specifically unique in their ability to grow early, mid, or late season.

  • We help you form a bond with your community by bringing together members at the farm.

  • We bring your connection to the land closer by inviting you to harvest peas, beans, flowers, and more from the garden each week.

  • We aren’t shipping our produce, so the food you are getting is extremely fresh, harvested the same day or the day before your pickup.

  • This freshness translates to more time in your refrigerator to enjoy your tasty produce.

  • We will give you tips and tricks for extending the life of your produce, reducing waste and increasing meal variety, freshness, and nutrition.

  • We provide information on the nutritional value of the vegetables you’re eating.

  • Buying our produce means keeping your food dollars local. You are investing directly into your community.

  • YOU are the reason we farm. YOU are the reason our farm will prosper. YOU make Gwenyn Hill Farm possible.

Become a member today! Use the promo code COOKBOOK to get your free cookbook with the purchase of a share and learn how to use all those tasty, nutritious vegetables. Click on the image above to be taken to our webstore.

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