‘Meet Your Local Farmer’ connects consumers to agriculture in Calumet County

Calumet County farmers and processors invite the public to get a firsthand look at where food comes from during the annual ‘Meet Your Local Farmer’ event Saturday, April 24.  

At a time when families are more curious than ever about agriculture and food production, the Calumet County Farm Bureau partnered with local producers to host four open houses throughout the day. Guests can visit as many of the stops as they choose, and tour the facilities at their own pace during the family-friendly event that supports local farms. 

The free event begins at 10:00 a.m., and visitors are welcome until 3:00 p.m. The following participants are volunteering their time and facilities for this experience: 

Kesler Family Farm 

N6447 Hwy 55, Hilbert 

A multi-generational and multi-species family operation, Kesler Family Farm specializes in beef cattle, hogs, and chickens. The Kesler family will have a petting zoo and can answer questions about how they raise their livestock and grow crops. Enjoy learning how this family raises the next generation. 

LaClare Family Creamery 

W2994 Cty Rd. HH, Malone 

Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, but many do not know the Badger State ranks the highest in the nation for dairy goat herds. LaClare Family Creamery is a goat farm, shoppe/cafe, and creamery that features goat and cow milk cheeses made on-site. It can be enjoyed on artisan sandwiches and for sale in their shoppe. 

Lake Breeze Dairy 

W2651 Kiel Rd, Malone 

Established in 2003 by five Wisconsin farming families. 3,200 cows call Lake Breeze Dairy home. The cows are milked in a double-44 parallel parlor and there are 35 employees dedicated to caring for the cows on the farm. Stop in. Meet the families. Take a bus tour and learn more about their modern dairy farm! 

Ledgeview Farms 

W3351 Schumacher Rd, Malone 

Established in 2008, Ledgeview Farms is a hydroponic greenhouse that produces tomatoes and English cucumbers. The greenhouse that grows delicious, healthy produce in water is operated by the Deborah and Leonard Opsteen Family. 

For more information about the event, or to schedule an interview prior to April 24, contact Gloria Regan at 920-284-2991, or [email protected]