About Wisconsin Growers Cooperative
Wisconsin Growers Co-op was founded in 2006 to help 20 families maintain ownership of their farms. Its members are dedicated to the idea that if farmers take “good care of the soil, the soil will pay back with high-quality produce.” Since then, they have grown to include 36 family farms tending varying sized plots.
Support Local, Sustainable, Family-Run Farms
Wisconsin Growers Cooperative produces around 50-60 varieties of certified organic crops using minimal fossil fuels. In the past few years, their primary crops were tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions. Farmers do not use any electricity, and all field work is done using horses or by hand. When you purchase produce from Wisconsin Growers Co-op, you help support small-scale, family-run farms that use sustainable practices which not only grow good food, but do good for people and our planet.
Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wisconsin Growers Cooperative has experienced little impact from the pandemic because of the small-scale nature of their family-run farms. Each farm packs their own produce, which limits the number of hands that touch it. Increased hand-washing and following CDC-protocols added additional levels of safety from harvesting to delivery.