Products

Black Earth Meats- Black Earth, WI - A classic meat locker, with on-site slaughter available for beef, pork, sheep and goats.  They are a USDA facility with third-party certification for humane handling (Animal Welfare Approved) and are certified organic (Iowa Department of Agriculture).  They aggregate from a number of small, sustainable farmers to provide a consistent supply of quality animals.

Kilgus Farmstead - Fairbury, IL - The Kilgus family raises a herd of all Jersey cows on their farm just 100 miles south of Chicago.  All of their milk is bottled on their dairy farm.  Cows are raised on pasture and not given any growth hormones.  The milk is not homogenized, so you get that old fashioned cream line.

Organic Valley - LaFarge, WI - Organic Valley began in 1988 with a group of Wisconsin farmers who shared a love of the land and a belief that a new, sustainable approach to agriculture was needed in order for family farms and rural communities to survive. The farmers formed CROPP Cooperative which today is the largest organic farming cooperative in North America. In addition to providing farmers a way to stay in business, organic agriculture fulfilled their vision for a sustainable agriculture: farming without antibiotics or synthetic hormones and pesticides, pasturing animals, and ensuring the land would be preserved for future generations.

Sunshine Farm - Kewaunee, WI - Sunshine Farms is the only Wisconsin source of Grade A bottled goat milk direct from one farm. Sunshine Farms bottled goat's milk is whole milk, not homogenized, and is available year-round.  A new product is low fat milk bottled in quarts.
Cedar Grove Cheese - Plain, WI -  They make the best traditional and specialty cheese you've ever tasted - without artificial growth hormones (rBGH), animal enzymes, or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).  Cedar Grove buys milk from over 30 Wisconsin farmers, all of whom have pledged not to treat their cows with synthetic growth hormones and some of whom are certified organic.
Milo's Organic Poultry Farm - Bonduel, WI - At Milo's Poultry Farm, chickens roam on their organic farm in Northeast Wisconsin. The chickens are of different varieties which explains the variety of colors that you may see when you open a carton of their eggs. All of the hens are fed the same, so the color of the shell has nothing to do with the quality inside. The quality, size, inside color and taste of the egg will vary with the seasons, the weather, the personality and age of the chickens.  Whenever the garden and flower beds are not in production, they have a run of the farm; otherwise Milo rotates them between different pens to keep them picking through the fresh grass.
Upton's Naturals - Skokie, IL - Upton's Naturals is a Chicago based natural foods producer specializing in vegan/vegetarian meat alternatives.  Since 2006, they have offered a wide variety of gourmet seitan that is healthy, delicious and
completely unique.  Upton's Naturals special method yields flavor and texture that is unsurpassed, and one look at their ingredient list proves their dedication to unprocessed nutrition.
Otter Creek Organic Farm - Spring Green, WI  - The beautiful clean grasses of Otter Creek's organic fields are the pastures where 180 farmstead Holsteins graze, and the milk these cows produce is used to make seasonal cheddars. These cheddars taste like the seasons—they are made locally with pride by the Master Cheesemaker at prize-winning Cedar Grove Cheese.
Local Folks Foods- Indianaplolis, IN - If biodiversity is the key to a flourishing environment, that same diversity has been a key element in the flourishing growth of Local Folks Foods. This family-run enterprise has a simple mission statement: To develop a diverse food line emphasizing local, fresh, natural ingredients, making a conscious effort to reduce the distance our food travels before consumption.

Nessalla - Madison, WI - For centuries people have been drinking kombucha for its healing and rejuvenating properties. They strive to provide you with the highest quality kombucha using only organic and fair trade ingredients. Nessalla's kombucha is made locally in small batches, so it’s always fresh. Their goal is to promote health and well being with in our community and yours. 

 

Sno Pac - Calendonia, MIN - Sno Pac Foods, a family owned and operated organic farm and processing plant, began around 1900.  Before "Eating Healthy" became popular, people bought Sno Pac Vegetables because they tasted great.  People still come directly to the palnt to pick up their annual supply of vegetables.  Ramon Gengler has continued the Organic Vegetable Operation, expanding the product line, and now passes the operation on to the forth generation.

Dakota Prairie- Harvey, ND -  Dakota Prairie captures the essence of the organically grown grains and takes you back to the basics with the best-tasting, diverse selection of products for home baked goodness. Their line of organic flours are specifically developed to meet the needs of discriminating chefs, offering a level of flavor, consistency and reliability never before available in organic flours.  Dakota Prairie will make a noticeable difference in your products and on your bottom line.

Food For Thought- Honor, MI - Not only are they making products that help sustain and preserve our natural world, but they are also of the best quality available anywhere. Food For Thoughts preserves, for example, are made from the finest grade organic fruits, sweetened with just a bit of organic evaporated cane juice, finished with a great deal of love and commitment. Chef Timothy Young knows they are making the best preserves possible and when tasted, we're sure you'll agree.

Lime Rock Brown Swiss - Davis, IL  - It was a dream years ago for the farm to produce a product for consumers. In January of 2009, the struggling dairy industry pushed the farm to put the dream into reality. After much guidance and work, their first cheese was sold September 2009 at a farmers market. "It’s an exciting experience to be able to offer something from our big brown cows. We hope you enjoy it."
Co-op Sauce - Chicago, IL - Co-op Sauce is handcrafted using a variety of wholesome ingredients, some of which are grown in Co-op’s community garden, to create high quality, natural sauces. Half of the proceeds generated from the sales of Co-op Sauce go directly to supporting Co-op Image’s free youth art center and community arts initiatives based out of Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood.
Prairie Fruits Farm - Champaign, IL - "Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC is Illinois’ first farmstead cheese making facility.  On the rich prairie soils of Central Illinois, we have transformed the landscape from cash grain agriculture to diversified perennial fruit trees and berries, goat pastures, hayfields and prairie. We emphasize a forage-based diet for our dairy herd of Nubian and La Mancha goats—seasonal and diverse pastures and locally grown alfalfa and grass hay. Only their milk goes into our small batch, hand-crafted artisan farmstead cheeses."

United Natural Foods Inc. - Greenwood, IN & Iowa City, IA - UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods in the United States.  Natural Direct is a redistributor for UNFI and provides customers with access to 20,000 items without having to deal with the large minimums ($500), hefty fuel surcharges (current $35 per order) and minimum order frequencies that UNFI requires.

EG Emil and Sons- Philadelphia, PA - Emil's produces the highest quality deli meats available.  We carry their organic and antibotic free lines to augment our other deli products.