In 1997 my dream of offering healthy, delicious farm-based foods became a reality when I founded Angelica’s Garden. My experiences growing up, eating off the land converged with my interests in organic farming and food preparation. The inspiration that I felt back in those early days, honing and fine-tuning recipes, is alive and well as my family and I offer a variety of live cultured vegetables to the Upper Midwest region.

Angelica and Mike Hollstadt of Angelica's Garden

Angelica and Mike Hollstadt of Angelica's Garden

These days my husband Mike and I, along with our two boys, continue to live and work on our 43 acre ecofarm in the beautiful rolling hills of Western Wisconsin, 65 miles east of the Twin Cities. It’s here that we grow a portion of the produce we use to make our live cultured vegetables and vinegar pickles in our on-farm certified kitchen. And while we are not certified organic, we have put our energy into improving the soil and ecology of our farm through cover cropping and grass-based rotational grazing of our herd of Highland cattle. We use crop rotations and natural pest control instead of chemicals to grow our produce. And when we run out, we purchase organic or ecofarmed produce from local and national growers.

Looking back at the dreams I had for Angelica’s Garden in the late 1990s, I am proud of the accomplishments we’ve made bringing high quality animal products and probiotic rich live cultured foods to the markets we serve. We appreciate all of the customers who purchase our products and support our farm-based business and we look forward to continuing to be a source for fine foods for years to come.