Records of the wild plum date back to the 17th century, when it was used in Oregon by local American Indian tribes as a dried winter fruit. There are 26 sub-varieties of the fruit that differ in season, size, shape, and flavor. The location span of this native fruit is from Maine to Florida in the east, northward from Mexico along the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in the west, and along the Great Lakes region. American Plums are not commercially sold, but are found at local farmers markets when they are in season. The fruit is commonly used in jellies, jams, spreads and sauces for wild game.
Established in 1913, Prudom Farms is a family run operation now spanning 6 generations. We work in co-operation with other local farmers to provide a large variety of local, natural grown produce. Our goal is to build the local economy, raise awareness of organic v. natural products, and most importantly raise support and appreciation for local farming no matter where the farm is.
Willow Crossing Farm is an experimental and educational organic family farm. We grow a diversity of nuts, fruit trees, vines, berries, vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs and teas, sell nursery plants, produce eggs and honey, and host a variety of educational programs. We research, innovate, experiment, evaluate, demonstrate, and educate about new crops, techniques, and value-added products that have the potential to be both profitable and ecologically regenerative.
Prairie Birthday Farm includes heirloom and wild fruit and nut trees and bushes; reconstructed tall grass prairie (as habitat for beneficial insects, amphibians, and birds; soil builder; rainwater capture), honeybees; permanent raised-bed heirloom vegetable gardens; culinary herb and edible flower gardens; as well as bramble/vine gardens. Pastured chickens and ducks share rotation-paddock pastures for two horses and all provide on-farm compost production.
Plum Hill Farm is a 102-acre ecological preserve consisting of woodlands, marshes, & fertile croplands, now protected perpetually in the Land Trust Network of Jefferson Co. Natural sustainable practices have been used on the entire farm exclusively since it's purchase in 1977. Cleanliness, purity, & food safety is our main concern. Compost is made right on the farm, with no municipal compost brought in. No GM seeds are ever used. In 2013, our CSA is in its 19th year.
Owl's Nest Plantation is a Certified Naturally Grown Farm and a full service Organic and Natural Foods Purveyor serving the general public, restaurants, retail and wholesale accounts. We offer a widely diversified selection of the finest and freshest Organic and Natural foods deliverd directly to your home or business. Many of the items that we sell are grown directly on the farm or are procured from other farmers in the local area.
Fresh From Local Family Farms To Your Family's Table!
Every TUESDAY from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
May through October
787 N. Main St., Oregon, Wisconsin, In front of Bill's Food Center.
*Also at 'The Best of Wisconsin Indoor Farmers' Market' November3rd - December.22nd Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm in the McFarland Municipal Center, 5915 Milwaukee St. McFarland. Featuring:
*Seasonal Local Fresh Vegetables & Fruits
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