Farm Fresh Suppliers
We are so fortunate to work with local communities and communities around the world who are committed to the Earth and its sustainability. This page is dedicated to our partners that provide us with the fresh, homegrown ingredients that are the flavors of The Watershed Café.
“The Watershed Café is what it is because of the farmers and ranchers and gardeners and cheesemakers and bakers and piemakers and 'movers and shakers' and 'dreamers of dreams' for a better world.” – Customer of The Watershed Cafe
Peterson Limousin Beef is a family owned and operated farm in the St. Croix River Valley near Osceola, WI that practices pasture-raised cattle farming. This was our first farm interview, and we talked with Andy Peterson of Peterson Limousin Beef about the farm's sustainable practices. See the full news article here. To visit Peterson Limousin Beef's website, click here.
Common Harvest Farm is a sustainable CSA farm set on 40 acres of diverse and fertile land in the St. Croix River Valley near Osceola, WI. This was our second on-location interview with our local farmers, and we walked through the details of CSA farming while Margaret Pennings and Dan Guenthner share their incredible journey of building a fruitful, small-scale produce farm. To visit Common Harvest Farm's website, click here. See our news article here.
Photography by Kelsea Fehlen http://www.kelseafehlen.com/
Foxtail Farm is a CSA located in Osceola, WI with a focus on providing fresh produce during cold weather months through their Winter CSA. In our third on-location interview, we talked with Chris and Paul Burkhouse about their "Morganic" farming philosophy and the details of growing produce in the winter in the Upper Midwest. See our news article here. To visit Foxtail Farm's website, click here.
Photography Kelsea Fehlen http://www.kelseafehlen.com/
Crystal Ball Farms Organic Dairy is a family-owned and operated, organic dairy farm located along the St. Croix River in Osceola, WI. In our fourth on-location interview, we gained an inside look at life on the farm, as owner Troy DeRosier and manager Jessi Fouks walked us through the details of pasture-raised dairy cattle and processing organic dairy products on the sustainable farm. See the news article here.
Franklin Street Bakery is a wholesale bakery located in Minneapolis, MN. Franklin Street Bakery provides us with hearty, robust breads and brioche rolls for our sandwiches, toast, and burgers.
Honey & Maple Syrup
Established in 2010, The Beez Kneez is a honey production, delivery, beekeeper support, and advocay organization. Owned and operated by Kristy Allen, she keeps bees, delivers raw local honey by bicycle, educates beekeepers, and sells supplies. For more information about The Beez Kneez organic honey, click here.
Skinny Jake's Fat Honey
Skinny Jake's Fat Honey was founded in 2012. The organic honey is collected from hives on rooftops and in backyards from urban areas in NE Minneapolis. For more information, click here.
Little Man Syrup
Little Man Syrup is a family owned and operated business located in Birnamwood, WI. From the sap of maple trees located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and North Central Wisconsin, Little Man Syrup creates delicious, pure, and natural Wisconsin maple syrup. For more information, click here.
Roastery 7 is a Minnesota-based coffee roaster and wholesaler with an ecological mission to support fair trade, restore rain forests, and reduce its carbon footprint. In our fifth on-location interview, we met with Alan Krohnke, co-owner and co-founder of Roastery 7, who walked us through the details of sustainable coffee production. To read the in-depth article, click here.
White Lion Tea is a woman-owned company with a focus on high quality teas and social justice. The company's Pride Mission supports young women in Kenya, providing scholarships and education to the girls in the villages where the tea and coffee is grown. For more information, click here.
Upper Lake Foods
Upper Lakes Foods (ULF) is a small, family-owned and operated restaurant supplier focusing on connecting restaurants with local, regional, and sustainable food producers. Through their Natural Marketplace, they offer sustainable supply distribution with natural, organic, and whole foods. For more information about our fun food show experience with ULF, click here. For more information about ULF, click here.