Basics Local Profiles
There are many people who provide for our shelves to be stocked with wonderful fresh produce. Here are a few profiles of your local producers and suppliers. If you see them at Basics stocking their selves, stop and say hello.
Amazing Grace Family F.A.R.M
Amazing grace family f.a.r.m* (*fertility and resource management)raises natural, pesticide-free, chemical-free beef and produce using sustainable farming techniques. You can buy their products direct at the Janesville Farmer’s Market or their farm stand (1438 N. County Rd. H. Janesville), or at Basics Cooperative!
Produce grown on amazing grace’s farm in Janesville, WI include: tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, beets, broccoli, herbs, cut flowers, leafy greens, pumpkins and squash.
Black Sheep Enterprises
Les and Pat of Black Sheep Enterprises have extensive backgrounds in horticulture and organic agriculture. They offer organically grown wheatgrass and other specialties exclusively to customers and juice bars within a few hours travel from their greenhouse, so customers are guaranteed the freshest and most nutritious product available!
Black Sheep Enterprises of East Troy, WI supplies Basics with organically grown wheatgrass and cat grass, as well as a variety of organic and heirloom vegetables, herbs and culinary flowers.
Brown’s Honey Farm
Brown’s Honey Farm has supplied Basics with fresh local honey for over 35 years. Beekeeper Wally Brown arrives weekly to deliver his natural honey products in person. In the 1970’s, he kept a working hive right at the store! Currently, Wally operates 50 hives throughout Rock County, and they collectively produce 10-12,000 pounds of honey per season. About 200 pounds of beeswax also goes toward production of candles.
Brown’s Honey Farm of Beloit, WI provides Basics with a variety of natural honey products, including “honey bears,” one to five-gallon jars or jugs of pure honey, bulk honey, beeswax, honeycomb, and spreadable creamed honey.
Kinkoona Farm raises sheep naturally and sustainably just outside of Brodhead, WI to produce chemical-free meat, fleece, wool products and vegetables. They offer day camps and farm tours to educate children as well as the general public on sustainable agricultural practices. For more information on Kinkoona Farm, visit www.baabaashop.com.
Products grown on Kinkoona Farm in Brodhead, WI include: organically-grown vegetable sprouts, gourds, and a variety of lamb and sheep products.
Piper Road Garden
Piper Road Garden of Whitewater, WI provides Basics with premium fresh flower bouquets, grown with a focus on environmental sustainability. You can find Piper Road’s sustainably-grown produce in addition to bouquets at the Janesville Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings June through October.
Products grown on Piper Road Garden’s plots in Whitewater and East Troy include: herbs, flowers, tomatoes, potatoes, watermelon, squash & more.
Roots Down Farm
Roots Down Farm of Milton, WI produces a variety of organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. In addition to the organic produce section at Basics, customers may purchase their produce at several nearby farmers markets or buy a share in the seasonal c.s.a. program.
Products grown on Roots Down Farm in Milton, WI include: fresh herbs & leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, radishes, a variety of melons, and both summer and winter squash.
Tipi Produce provides weekly and bi-weekly c.s.a. shares to hundreds of families in Southeastern WI each year. You can also find their produce at several natural food stores and cooperatives in the Madison and Milwaukee areas, including Basics!
Crops grown on Tipi’s 45-acre farm in Evansville, WI include: certified organic peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, melons, strawberries, lettuces and other greens, snap peas, carrots & more.