Organic farmers are the stewards of healthy soils, knowing on a cellular level that the foods grown from those soils are some of the healthiest foods available to humans. Wheatfield Hill Organics is one of those farms, a fifth generation family-run operation in Durand, WI that converted to organic practices over twenty years ago, before organics became an everyday household term.
The Kees family have become vocal and active advocates for the protection of organic standards and our precious soils here in the Chippewa Valley and beyond. One result of their dedication and passion? They grown some of the best tasting sweet corn and melons you’ve ever tasted.
If organics are a topic you are interested in learning more about, Chris and Helen Kees are the people you want to connect with. Helen is president of the board of directors for the Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin based organization that “engages in educational activities supporting the ecological principles and economic wisdom underlying sustainable and organic agriculture.”
If eating is on your mind, now is the time to enjoy Wheatfield’s melons and sweet corn. Our first delivery of corn and melons will come this week and they don’t stay on the shelf very long. The Kees family requires their corn to be removed from the shelf after 3 days to ensure customers enjoy only the freshest, best tasting sweet corn experience. And those melons? You can smell their sweetness just walking by the display! They are a not-to-be-missed summertime treat.
Wheatfield Hill Organics sweet corn and melons will be available at Menomonie Market Food Co-op throughout the season.
If you are interested in learning more about Wheatfield and their practices we invite you to watch an episode of Wisconsin Public Television’s Around the Farm Table.