Our owners moved to Madison after 30 years in Chicago to be a part of a community. We take that very seriously and attempt to purchase and use every ingredient that is possible from local farmers, cooperatives, and businesses. As close to home as we can.
No one and no thing (that we know of) suffered for what you’re putting in your mouth. Not a chicken, not a worker. No one. Nothing. Nada. Let us know if you know something that we don’t.
We buy local if we can. Southern if it just can’t be found nearby. Ethel Ann gets our pecans from down the road near her home in GA. We can’t help that. They’re just better.
Our partners, as we call them, are simply folks whose products, facilities and services take care of all our needs and that we feature in our food. We admire each of them immensely and want you to know about them too. Click on any picture to be taken to their website.
Ethel Ann’s couldn’t be prouder to rent commercial kitchen space in and support the Badger Prairie Needs Network [BPNN]. Located in Verona, WI, BPNN operates one of the busiest food pantries in Dane County, offering free community meals, nutrition education for seniors and children, and other services. A legal advocate in fighting homelessness, BPNN is a founding member of the Kitchen to Table: Wisconsin Food Recovery Network and its 100% volunteer services work to support a mission dedicated to fighting generational poverty and ending hunger in the communities they serve.
When we were starting out in the Westside Farmers Market in Madison, WI --- right down the aisle from our bright orange tent was a new company selling “yumbutter.” After tasting it, this amazing product became the only peanut butter we’d use. We applaud their amazing success and proudly feature their peanut butter exclusively in our products.
Sometimes you just can’t change. We try to be open. We try to be experimental. But we’re Southern and White Lilly is our unbleached flour. It’s the flour for bakers and we know, we know, it was bought by a conglomerate and isn’t the same but we still LOVE IT. AND you can now buy it at Woodmans and that’s about as Wisconsin as you can get.
Kemps is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) supporting local dairy farmers throughout Wisconsin. That means that the profits from every carton of milk, scoop of ice cream and cup of yogurt go directly to the 14,500 dairy farmers and their families that are part of the DFA. So they can keep doing what they’ve been doing for all these years—providing amazing buttermilk.
"If it says 'sift,' now you've got to sift."