Prairie’s Edge Farm

Iowa Local Producer Directory

IOWA LOCAL FARMER & PRODUCER (& MORE) DIRECTORY At the heart of the Driftless Food Guide are the farmers, producers, restaurant-owners, cooks, beer-brewers, wine-makers, spirit-distillers and other foodie-type entrepreneurs who are busy at work, making the Driftless so amazing – and tasty! Learn more about your IOWA local producers here!...

eckers apples

Wisconsin Local Producer Directory

WISCONSIN LOCAL FARMER & PRODUCER (& MORE) DIRECTORY At the heart of the Driftless Food Guide are the farmers, producers, restaurant-owners, cooks, beer-brewers, wine-makers, spirit-distillers and other foodie-type entrepreneurs who are busy at work, making the Driftless so amazing – and tasty! Learn more about your WISCONSIN local producers here!...

Nettle Valley Farm

Minnesota Local Producer Directory

MINNESOTA LOCAL FARMER & PRODUCER (& MORE) DIRECTORY At the heart of the Driftless Food Guide are the farmers, producers, restaurant-owners, cooks, beer-brewers, wine-makers, spirit-distillers and other foodie-type entrepreneurs who are busy at work, making the Driftless so amazing – and tasty! Learn more about your MINNESOTA local producers here!...

2019 Driftless Food Guide!

Welcome to the 2019 Driftless Food Guide! This is our second year making this Guide, and it was fun to build off our work from last year!  From the Editor: One of my most favorite things about putting the Driftless Food Guide together (we’re on year two, hooray!) is going...

Ecker’s Apple Farm

BY SARA WALTERS Ecker’s Apple Farm clearly has, well, apples. But there are lesser-known – and equally as tasty – treats to be had at this Trempealeau, Wisconsin orchard too. Jess Ecker and family serve up delicious blueberries, a refreshing assortment of beer, and, of course, those delicious apples. [caption...

Capra Nera Creamery

BY KRISTINE JEPSEN “Capra nera” means “black goat” in Italian, a language Katie Bonow, founder of Capra Nera Creamery, speaks fairly fluently because of a major in Italian studies and two stints as a WWOOF volunteer in Italy (World-Wide Opportunities in Organic Farming). “It’s definitely a play on ‘black sheep,’”...

Pizza Farms: A Slice of Life

GROWING COMMUNITY AT PIZZA FARMS ACROSS THE DRIFTLESS BY MAGGIE SONNEK Mention the term ‘pizza farm’ outside of the Midwest and you might be met with a quizzical look. But here in the Driftless, these agricultural treasures have become a seasonal staple. For a couple of nights a week, a...

Valley Fish & Cheese

BY BENJI NICHOLS It’s hard to miss the incredible collection of carvings, bird decoys, turtle shells, hand painted signs, and fishing gear outside of Valley Fish & Cheese in downtown Prairie du Chien. Mike Valley’s flat-bottom boat may be parked on the boulevard, if he’s back in from the day’s...