Join Us for Know Our Grower

Come meet the farmers that grow our food! Heartbeet Farm and Cherry Tree House Mushrooms are visiting the co-op as part of our Know Our Grower series.

Know Our Grower: Heartbeet Farm
July 21, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friendship Store


Heartbeet Farm is a family farm owned and operated by Joe and Rebecca Schwen. The duo cooperatively market their produce as Heartbeet Farm along with two nearby small family farms: Easy Yoke and Hare & Tortoise. Working together allows the farms to operate at a scale that enables them to directly interact with the plants, soil, animals and farm ecosystem while still being productive, efficient and sustainable. They employ a combination of draft horses, small tractors, wood stove-heated greenhouses and other technologies to grow a wide variety of vegetables. All three farms are certified organic and dedicated to farming in a healthful, holistic and sustainable way.

Know Our Grower: Cherry Tree House Mushrooms
Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Franklin Store
Aug. 12, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Friendship Store
From the forests of northern Wisconsin, Cherry Tree House Mushrooms grows organic shiitake and other specialty mushrooms. The mushrooms are log-grown. Cherry Tree House Mushrooms inoculates freshly cut logs with mushroom mycelium and incubates them for several months, producing mushrooms that are tastier and healthier than what you may be used to.