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    Our Mission

    We are a farm to table farm. And not in the cute, trendy sort of way. Our mission is to make food from local farms appear on local tables, preserving the tradition of meal time being a real part of lives and diverse cultures. As a part of that mission, Grass Is Greener Gardens plays [...]

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    Our Mission

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    At the market

    Anna at the Beloit Farmers Market. Visit us weekly in Beloit, Madison and Chicago. We attend the following markets: Beloit Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8 to 1pm. Downtown Beloit. This open air market features 80 vendors at the peak of the season including fresh vegetables, honey, cheese, meats, soaps, baked goods and lots of other [...]

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    At the market

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    CSA

    Grass Is Greener Gardens serves our CSA members through a meat subscription. We offer extras like eggs from our farm, yogurt, jam, pickles & cheese. We intentionally hold our CSA to a small number. It is our goal to personally connect with each member, and for our members to truly understand the workings of our [...]

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    CSA

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    What We Grow

    Asparagus, Beans (Green, Hairicot Vert, Purple, Dragon’s Tongue), Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Melon, Onions, Snap Peas, Pepper, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Salad Greens, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes. Blackberries, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries Anise, Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Fennel, Garlic, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.

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    What We Grow

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    Food Preservationists

    Grass is Greener Gardens grows vegetables not just for our CSA and for market, but also for Bushel & Peck’s in Beloit, our store, restaurant and picklery. Our produce CSA focuses on fresh foods that can also be preserved by canning, freezing, drying, pickling, jucing and preserving. We are licensed food processors with a commercial [...]

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    Food Preservationists

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    mid summer

    vegetables abundant even during the 2012 drought, thanks to good irrigation.

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    mid summer

Anna: Farmer

Anna

Righty or Lefty: Lefty Hometown: La Grange Park, IL Zodiac Sign: Scorpio How did you arrive at GIGG? I first met Jackie and Rich when they opened Bushel & Peck’s while I was in college. Last year I came back to Wisconsin looking for more growing experience, and things fell into place. This is my [...]

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Jackie: Farmer

Jackie

Lefty-Righty? Lefty Hometown? The Amazingly Beautiful City Of Chicago Zodiac Sign? Gemini How did you arrive at GIGG? I outgrew my 30 by 30 feet of growing space in the city. When it went vertical three floors up to the roof, and the neighbors’ jaws dropped at the sight of the beets growing between my [...]

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Rich

Righty or Lefty: Righty (right handed) not politically Hometown: Born, raised and educated in Humboldt Park northside chicago and Marquette Park southside Chicago. Zodiac Sign: Scorpio for what it’s worth. How did you arrive at GIGG? I arrived at Grass is Greener Gardens before it was a working farm, before there was a Rufus or [...]

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Rufus: Foreman and King Of All Hills

Rufus is a red heeler acquired from an Amish Farm, at the Mineral Point Farmers Market. Rufus has been working on the farm since 2004. His primary duties include: Making sure no one enters the farm without his permission. This is accomplished by sitting at the top of the driveway watching the entry, with diligence, [...]

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The Farm

Grass Is Greener Gardens is nestled in the valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin. Using sustainable and organic methods, we raise lamb, chicken, eggs, produce, herbs and cut flowers. We sell our products directly to consumers at farmer’s markets, directly from the farm and to restaurants and other establishments. To learn how and where to purchase our products, visit the Farm Products page.

Directions and Information On Visting

We are located about 8 miles west of Monroe, WI. We welcome visitors and customers. Lamb and chicken are available year round at the farm. Produce and cut flowers are available seasonally. For printable text based directions, click here. We strongly encourage you to use our directions, as Mapquest and Yahoo directions are not very good.

Employment & Internships 2014

2014 Internships are available for candidates in the Monroe area. Internships at Grass Is Greener Gardens allow participants to immerse themselves in the world of organic vegetable production and small scale livestock production. Full time interns are paid a weekly stipend and run May through September. Part time gardening positions are available May through October and involve planting, picking, weeding & maintenance. We also hire pickers from July through early October. Pickers are paid based on yield. If you are interested in learning more, please email.

Lamb:

Our sheep are raised on pasture and roam freely and happily about. They are well cared for, often very spoiled and enjoy plenty of space and room to roam. Mom’s eat grass only, except for about a month before lambing begins and they get a very small ration of grain for strength. Lambs also roam freely on pasture, receiving grain as youngsters just to build their strength.

Chicken:

We raise a variety of chicken breeds. All are received as day old baby chickens. They spend their first 3 weeks in a brooder room which is heated to about 90 degrees. Following that, they eat pasture and roam freely in a very, very large fenced area. We only put a fence around to keep predators out, not really to keep chickens in. They have plenty of space and pasture to eat.

Eggs:

Our hens have a warm home for the evenings, but spend their days pecking about a very large pasture. Their diet varies greatly by season and they’re very spoiled. Eggs are available year round. They sell out at the farmer’s market very, very early. So reserve or come early! Our eggs are also available through subscription in conjunction with Troy Community Farm in Madison.

Turkey:

We raise heritage turkeys that include Standard Bronze and Bourbon Red breeds. Turkeys are $6.99 per pound and range from 8 to 25 lbs. Turkeys are raised on pasture and also fed treats like tomatoes and squash throughout the summe

Produce:

We offer seasonal produce including: Apples, Asparagus, Beans, Beets , Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fresh Herbs, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce & Greens, Melon, Okra, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radish, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Shallots, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Summer & Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Turnips.

Cut flowers are available mid June through mid September. We grow and bunch sunflowers, zinnia, cosmos, bachelor buttons, tulips and peonies.

How We Raise Animals:

We chose to raise animals because we are meat eaters. We wanted to know where our food was coming from, how is was treated and what it was eating. Every animal on our farm is treatly humanely, often times we give more attention to their needs than our own. They are free to roam about. Free to eat grass. They eat local, non GMO grains when appropriate. Our chickens and hens are kept in large pastures with fencing around so they don’t disappear and so they are not eaten by predators. All have ample room to roam, frolic and sunbathe. Their housing is cleaned out weekly. Our animals are treated well.

Organic Versus Sustainable:

Our produce is certified organic!

When we started this venture we fully expected organic certification was emiment. Going into 2007, we made the decision not to pursue certification. This was our position in 2007, “While nearly all of our production is conducted with the methods defined by the National Organics Standards Board, there are certain rules with which we cannot comply and keep all of our products affordable. We cannot source certified organic feed for sheep and there are no certified organic meat processors within 250 miles. We work very closely with our meat processors to ensure humane and natural processing. We do not feed animals genetically modified grain. We never use chemicals. The only time we would use an anti-biotic is if an animal were sick. (Which sadly, is forbidden by the standards.) We believe the Certified Organic symbol will diminish as WalMart, Target and other big box retailers add organic products to their shelves. Many of their products are being shipped in from China, Mexico and other foreign lands, which forces continued dependence on petroleum. We do not believe that food, with the exception of certain items and delicacies, should be produced in a world economy. It is our position that more important thanCertified Organic consumers should seek out local food produced with sustainable methods, and get to know and trust their farmer.”