Monday, May 25, 2009

A Trip to Grassway Farm (New Holstein, Wis.)

One sunny summer day, you should go on a road trip to New Holstein, Wis. Your destination is Grassway Organic Farm; your hosts, Kay and Wayne Craig. They tend the farm and run the Grassway Organics store. Oh, they also give tours to city kids with cameras. Your tour starts with "awws." Who can resist these calves? Don't get too close, though, or they'll spook.

Watch for cats roaming the property. We spotted this bundle of cuteness under a bush near the owners' house.
Follow your hosts through the fields to check out the cows. (Hint: wear comfy shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.)

A few cows come up to us and lick our fingers. We melt. Why, hello, gorgeous.

This is where the cows are milked, twice daily, at 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If you're more into chickens, there's 300 of them, more or less, plus a couple of roosters--all free-ranging. Yes, Grassway Farm does sell eggs.

We also saw goslings and chicks.

The tour ends at the farm's Grassway Organics store, which sells fresh eggs, frozen beef, chicken and turkey, cheese, yogurt, some fruits and vegetables, spices and grains. By this time, Kay and Wayne are like old friends. Load up the car and tell 'em you'll be back.

Grassway Organics Farm Store and Farm, N600 Plymouth Trail
New Holstein, WI 53061
(920) 894-4201

More on Grassway Farm: My friend Anna blogged about this trip here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip!
I'll make sure to put a visit to this farm on my "To-Do" list the next time I visit my parents in Wisconsin!

Yulinka said...

Have fun--it's really a beautiful drive up there.

Lo said...

Oh, how fun!
We've never been to Grassway, but I'll definitely be reading up on them and thinking about a trip. I was excited to see that Outpost Natural Foods now carries local grass fed beef, but I'm not sure it's organic. Grassway sounds like the way to go!

Yulinka said...

Lo--Grassway's great, and the farmers are so passionate about what they do.

cheap sweets said...

I swear I'm gonna visit this place!

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