Fennimore’s Amish produce auction house

Photo by burgundavia (Corey Burger) via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Yesterday the Wisconsin State Journal ran an informative piece from Barry Adams about the Fennimore Produce Auction Co-op:

Located inside a 60-by-150-foot barn with no utilities and a sign that asks visitors to refrain from taking photographs, the auction serves as a primary revenue source for the local Amish community and allows their produce and flowers to be shared with a larger population.

Some of the fruits and vegetables wind up on the shelves of grocery stores such as Hy-Vee and Metcalfe’s Market in Madison, Miller & Sons in Verona and Mount Horeb, and even a few Madison hospitals. Some go to roadside stands.

A few individuals, such as Don and Rose Grochowski of Muscoda, show up to buy in bulk and stock up for the winter.

It’s an interesting read, so check out the full article for all the details, including where and when to find the auctions.

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