Eastside Farmers Market Vendors

-get to know our farmers and makers-

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Baer Gard

“BAER GARD” means Berry Farm in Norwegian and our name reflects the rich heritage of our small family farm as well as our location on the Yahara River in Stoughton, WI.   This is our (Rich and Fern Hosfeld’s) third season of providing certified organic red raspberries. We grow seven varieties selected for Midwest hardiness and flavor.  We harvest our raspberries for the community to enjoy nature’s natural dessert and to experience our berries’ many health benefits.  We look forward to seeing you at the market!

Bauman Meats

The Baumans enjoy eating simple foods without a lot of strange unpronounceable chemicals in them. That is the way the meats are brought to you.
The crops are homegrown and fed to the animals. No genetically modified grains are used nor are insecticides. Natural “fertilizer” from the animals is preferred over using harsh commercial chemical fertilizers, as well as crop rotation to keep the fields healthy and fertile. The Baumans consider their meats natural. That means no antibiotics or artificial implanted hormones are used in the production of the animals. Cows are on pasture; pigs out in the open air and sunshine, and all chickens are free range, including the egg laying hens. They are well cared for and healthy. Animals are processed in local area processing plants. You are getting just meat, no fillers or extra water. The processors are instructed to make sure the meat products are lean without being too dry.



Beeville Honey


Beeville Honey is a family run beekeeping and honey products company located a half mile east of Blancardville just 39 miles southwest of Madison, Wisconsin. Michael is the beekeeper and Stacey and kids market our products at the Argyle and Blanchardville Farmers markets during the summer months. We also take part in many of the Holiday Craft and Vendor sales in the area. We love to share our honey with our customers, helping them make life a little healthier and sweeter.



Blue Skies Farm

Blue Skies Farm was founded in 1991 by Paul and Louise Maki, then as a means to show that small scale agriculture is viable.  Now 25 years later we are very much a success!  Blue Skies grows using organic and bio-dynamic methods and was Certified Organic from 1993 through 2006, until we chose to not support the current program.  Our primary crops are raspberries (pre-picked and U-pick), tropical ginger and turmeric, tomatoes, onions, asparagus, greens, root crops, herbs and if the season is good, unsprayed apples. During the holiday season we also provide unsprayed holiday trees.



Christensen's Farm

Katy and Mark Dickson are entering their ninth season as market gardeners.  Located in the rolling hills of Green County, Christensen’s Farm is a family endeavor. Three generations enjoy digging in the dirt and growing healthy high quality organic produce. We raise a wide variety of vegetables and berries and have free range happy chickens that provide delicious eggs.


Chrysalis Pops

Chrysalis has a 40 year history of providing innovative, effective and empowering, vocational mental health services in Dane County. In 2016 staff recognized that it was time to incorporate a different approach to helping people connect to work. Chrysalis Pops offers individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful, paid work experience while producing and selling local, organic, artisan fruit pops. We work to source as many ingredients as possible from our fellow market vendors and provide a pop that not only tastes great, but is great for our community.



Columbus Discovery Orchard



Columbus Discovery Orchard is home to more than 400 apple trees, most of which have been planted since 2006. We also raise a small flock of sheep, primarily Polypay and Dorset crossbreds. New in 2011 is the pumpkin patch!

Jim Peterson, with help from daughter Kyla and others, has been supplying produce and lamb meat to customers at local farmers’ markets since 2004.


Emerald Meadows

We are a friendly diversified family farm growing certified organic grains, veggies, and flowers. We sell through a CSA, wholesale, and attend the Madison Eastside, Monona, and Sun Prairie farmers markets. We are located just outside of Columbus, WI and have been serving the greater Madison area since 1998.


Farmer Johns' Cheese

Four generations of John Doughertys have produced milk on our family farm at 5608 Far Look Rd, Spring Green, WI. Our milk is converted into cheese by four different cheese factories associated with the Scenic Central Cooperative. We are proud of our family farm and of the Eastside Farmer's Market, of which we have been a member since its inception.


Flowers 4 the People

Flowers 4 the People is a small Eastside Madison woman owned business.  Tina Nelson started the business in 2011 with help from good friend Sheila Haskins, with both ladies sharing a vision of growing beautiful flowers using organic standards.  All flowers are grown at Terra Growers farm on Hwy K in Waunakee. 
Today, in addition to happily vending at the Eastside Farmers Market, the business has grown to offer a 10-week flower CSA, and flowers for weddings and other special events.


Herb N' Oyster Mushroom Farm

We are a small farm located north of Madison specializing in growing gourmet, unique and medicinal mushrooms. All of the fresh mushrooms are grown by us with the utmost quality and care. We are committed to sustainable agriculture and grow chemical free using local wood, organic straw and grain. Spent material is composted on farm for fertility and also used as mulch. Joe and Kari Landis have been growing for the Madison area since 2007. You can find us, our fresh mushrooms, and mushroom products at the East, West, and Dane County Farmers' Markets.

Thanks for supporting all small farmers!


Holistic Harvest

Holistic Harvest focuses on soil to soul wellness. We accomplish this through bodywork, energy work, and aromatherapy in companionship with sustainable agriculture. We utilize non-mechanized no till methods to cultivate our crops and build our soil. Food shares are offered through the Community Health Initiative program and our produce is also available at the local farmer’s market. Our goal is to aid in healing the community though diverse offerings of products and services.


Honey Bee Bakery

Honey Bee Bakery is a small family business that produces hand crafted breads and artisan pastries.  We specialize in baked goods made with local, organic, and seasonal ingredients.  Our stand is a familiar sight at Madison area farmers' markets and events.  Our products are rustic, golden, and simply delicious.  Aside from the markets, we make wonderful natural wedding cakes and special occasion cakes.  Honey Bee Bakery is committed to supporting our local food system and fellow farmers' market vendors.


Lovefood LLC


We are David, Abby, and Soleia Bachhuber and we truly enjoy growing food for our community! We farm with love and devotion and with a deep sense of partnership with our customers as well as the land, plants, soil and animals big and small.

Our farm dream began with a cherry tomato plant in a five-gallon bucket on a fire escape in 1999. Since then, David has been absolutely hooked on growing food. After years of an ever-expanding home garden gobbling up every inch of lawn, the hobby began to shift to a true business endeavor. In 2014, Lovefood was founded on an acre of rented land and we were off and running.

We now grow a wide variety of certified organic veggies, herbs, and fruits in Verona, WI and sell through our CSA, at farmers markets, and wholesale to local restaurants and grocery stores.



Morren Orchards

Antique and popular apple, plum and pear varieties, farm-pressed cider, live cider vinegar, Concord grapes &more. We planted our orchard in 1999 on fallow land being used as a horse pasture 40 miles south of Madison. Henry, a third-generation fruit-grower originally from Southwest Michigan, practices sustainable small-scale agriculture and IPM. Our carefully tended orchard and licensed nursery features antique and other apple trees as well as plum, pear and peach trees, with bare root apple trees available now for planting (until early-mid May). These are lovingly grafted from our own orchard, in which our cultivation of traditional French and English cider and dessert apples allows us to specialize in both cider and fresh-eating varieties. See complete list of apples and rootstock on our website. We also feature an unusually diverse selection of plum trees, with fruit ideal for baking and fresh eating. Live cider vinegar from our own apples will be available in limited quantities starting in Spring, 2016. Exceptionally vibrant because of the particular apples it is made from (rare varieties traditionally cultivated for cider), our vinegar is delicious for drinking and is ideal for culinary or cocktail use.

(608) 445-2067

Origin Breads

ORIGIN Breads bakes small batches of naturally-leavened, long-fermented breads with Wisconsin-grown and stone-milled organic wheat and grains. We’re proud to source our organic wheat, rye, spelt, buckwheat and corn locally from Lonesome Stone Milling in Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Thanks to Lonesome Stone's small community of local farmers, we can tell you the name of the farmer who grew the wheat for every bag of flour we use. ORIGIN Breads makes a variety of loaves, but for the Eastside Farmers’ Market we’ll be featuring our focaccia and flatbreads. Our naturally-leavened round focaccia has a moist, chewy crumb filled with irregular holes and bookended by a crispy, olive-oily crust. To make our flatbreads, we use a smaller portion of our focaccia dough and flatten it out so it resembles a pizza more than a loaf of bread. Seasonal and local toppings vary throughout the market season.


Rainbow Fleece Farm

A domestic fair trade farm with sustainable practices: access to fresh air and sunshine; grass-based, free-range; no antibiotics or hormones for our lamb, chickens and turkeys. Whole/halves/various cuts, inspected, licensed lamb. On-site woolen mill and yarn shop with fiber, blankets, “slow-sox” and eco-dryer balls. Educational farm events, fiber/felting workshops.


Roots Down Community Farm

Roots Down Community Farm is a small 2 acre certified organic farm located just Southeast of Madison. Our philosophy is rooted in our land, techniques that support healthy soil, and nutrient-dense food. Our passion is growing quality food for our CSA members and local community.  Since 2007 we have been delivering our CSA shares to the East Side Farmers Market for pick up at the stand where our produce is also sold by the piece.  Join our CSA through our website or stop by the stand to try our produce for yourself and enjoy the market!


Sitka Salmon Shares

Sitka Salmon Shares is fully-integrated Community Supported Fishery (CSF).  We have a lovable group of thirteen fishermen-owners who harvest our fish using sustainable hook-and-line methods.  We have a small processing plant in Sitka, Alaska, where we custom-process our catch with a laser focus on quality and traceability.  And we have three Good-Fish Hubs in the Midwest (Galesburg, Chicago, and Madison) which allow us to deliver our fishermen’s catch directly to our members' doorsteps, local farmers markets, restaurants.  At Sitka Salmon Shares, members and market customers join a community of artisan fishers, healthy eaters, foodies, and Alaskan adventurers in our collective efforts to rebuild America’s seafood system from the ground up.


Small Potato Farm

Born in the root cellar, swaddled in a burlap bag, Small Potato Farm has sprouted.
The farm has grown in size to now include two farmers' markets and a CSA.
Look for us every week at the Eastside Farmers' Market.

Sprouting Acres 

We are a small, certified organic, family-run farm with a 20-24-week CSA season that includes a wide variety of vegetables and some fruit. Visit our website for more information or find us at the Tuesday Eastside and the Saturday Dane County Farmers' Markets. We are located outside of Cambridge and have been growing for over 13 years. 


The Old Smith Place


Ugly Apple

The Ugly Apple started as a food cart here in Madison serving breakfast foods by using seconds and end-of-market extras from local farmers. This past winter I started making a line of jellies, jams and preserves to use even more of this great local produce. Keep an eye out for fruit leather and other goodies as the season progresses.


V. Yang Produce

New to the Eastside Market, the Yangs grow a nutritious vegetables using sustainable methods.