our farm partners
organic produce from midwest farmers
Midwest Juicery couldn't offer you the amazing juices we do without our farm partners. We work directly with as many local, organic farmers to source the highest quality, organic produce.
Working with local, organic farmers, we are able to:
- Help you know the source of your food
- Juice the freshest, most delicious produce, usually juiced within a couple weeks of harvest
- Helping organic farmers increase their harvest because we will buy it no matter what it looks like, helping them lower the risk
- Reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing close to our facility
- Have a relationship with our farmers and give them more of the credit they deserve for our overall health.
meet our farm partners
Country Mill Farm: Charlotte, MI
To glorify God by facilitating "family fun on the farm" and feeding families.
Apples: Year Round
About Country Mill Farm:
The Country Mill was established prior to the Civil War. The red brick house just south of the farm market was built around the years 1867-1871. Over a century later, in 1971, Bernie Tennes was reading the newspaper at his home in East Lansing. In it, he saw an ad for an 80 acre farm in Charlotte. Having grown up on a farm himself, he was naturally interested. He drove out to see the farm and decided to make an offer. He, and his wife Ann Tennes bought the farm and moved their family to the orchard. The previous owner, Clifford McIntire, taught the couple about operating the farm, growing apples, pressing cider and making donuts. In 2003, Bernie and Ann's youngest son, Steve , and his wife Bridget moved back to Michigan to take over operation of the family farm. They currently live in red brick house on the farm with their family. Over the years, the farm has grown along with the Tennes family to 158 acres which supports the lives of multiple family members and neighbors.
Since 2006 we have dedicated a portion of our orchard to growing certified organic fruit.
By working with Michigan State University we have been able to not only improve the quality of our organic fruit, but also expand the organic offerings to our customers. Currently, we offer a wide variety of uniquely named organic apples, peaches, apple cider, apple chips, apple butter, applesauce and organic vinegar.
Driftless Organics: Soldiers Grove, WI
Commitment to the area in which they live and farm in.
Beets & Carrots: October - February
About Driftless Organic:
Our story begins back in 1993 when we were just nine and eleven and our mother assigned us the summer project of growing potatoes. Being ambitious farm kids we planted a quarter acre of twenty varieties. Each year our plot expanded and with it our dreams of becoming ‘real’ farmers in our own right. Soon our farm-kid ambition had us buying potato planters and tractors and hiring our mother to drive us to the Dane County Farmer’s Market. The rest is history.
What began as a summer project has now taken the shape of our dreams. We manage over 100 acres of ridge and valley fields in the enchanting Driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin. Our farm is called Driftless Organics and beyond our legendary potatoes, we produce fruit, vegetables and sunflower oil that we share via farmers markets, grocery stores and with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members throughout the upper Midwest.
Harley Miller Farm: Holton, MI
Beets & Carrots: August – April
Cucumbers: July - October
About Harley Miller Farm:
Located in Holton, MI, Harley Miller Farm is run by, you guessed it, Harley Miller. Sitting on a beautiful, 120 acres, Harley Miller Farms splits their farm between a wide selection of organic vegetables, and their pastured cows.
Anderson Maple Syrup: Cumberland, WI
Our passion is like the maple tree itself: it grows stronger with each passing year.
Maple Syrup - Year Round
About Anderson Maple Syrup:
Paul Anderson started Anderson’s Maple Syrup in 1928. He began by making syrup as a hobby, to put something sweet on the family’s breakfast table. When his son Norman was old enough, he began helping make syrup and eventually the two ran the business together. Paul and Norman grew the business and now, three generations later, Paul’s grandson, Norman’s son, Steve Anderson carries on the family tradition.
In the mid-1930s, Paul began selling the entire year’s supply of syrup to Hoves, which would later become Lunds, and is now part of the Lunds & Byerlys chain. Paul eventually added other routes through parts of Wisconsin and into Northern Minnesota. The syrup distribution business grew and in the late 40s, Paul and Norman decided there was greater opportunity to be had in the maple syrup business than in farming. They took a giant step, sold all their cows and jumped head first into the maple syrup business. They knew this was a huge risk, but they worked hard and built the business that thrives today.
Steve has been in charge of Anderson’s Maple Syrup, Inc., with much guidance from his father Norman, since 1997, when he graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Steve has great plans just as his father and grandfather did, to make Anderson’s Maple Syrup, Inc. the best company that it can be.
Even though this may sound impressive, Anderson’s Maple Syrup is still a small, family-run business. With Steve heading up operations and sales, and his sister Christine in charge of food safety, Anderson family members are involved in every aspect of the business. Steve’s wife Alison and his children Ben and Mya actively help as support staff. The packaging and delivery of Anderson’s Maple Syrup is handled by a small group of dedicated employees. At 90 years old as of June 2018, Norman Anderson still plays an important role as mentor.
Dynasty Farms: Salinas, CA
To build a company that supplied the nation with the best row crops Mother Nature could offer
Beets, Celery, Cucumber, Kale, Parsley, Romaine, Swiss Chard: Year Round
Carrots: March – July
About Dynasty Farms:
Pacific International Marketing (Pacific) began in the late 1980’s in the Salinas Valley by partners Dave Johnson and Tom Russell. They started their business with a vision to build a company that supplied the nation with the best row crops Mother Nature could offer. And their vision was a success. Today, our produce is grown using conventional and organic practices on over 25,000 acres throughout California, Arizona and Mexico – each growing region chosen for their ideal climate and fertile soil – to ensure a year round supply of our premium produce.
Pacific is proud to be part of the communities we serve. Giving back is an important part of the way we operate. We are involved with our local food banks and homeless shelters, sponsor youth sports and high schools, as well as participate in local charities and events. We believe that giving back to the community is what helps make our company grow.
Pacific started and continues today as an employee owned company with virtually all our key sales and management personnel being owners of Pacific. We know that the success of our company and the quality of our produce comes from the hard work and dedication of our employees. That dedication can be seen in the longevity of our employees – over 20% have been with Pacific for over 20 years.