Our family farm is located south of Mineral Point, Wisconsin and has been in the family for more than 50 years. As with most farming operations,
it has seen many changes. While the changes came and went, one thing was consistent: The growth of a garden.
Our garden has expanded considerably over the years. It started out to assist in feeding one family, and quickly morphed into a large-scale project to help feed those in need. We have now generated and donated over 3 tons of fresh produce to our local food pantries and community centers yearly. Mission accomplished!
For years, we bantered back and forth (beginning with more laughter than reality) about starting a small business based on the farm and our love of gardening. In 2022 we finally took the big leap and entered the creative stage of building a small business, which eventually became Country Gourmet Herbs, LLC. Then, one year later, in 2023, the ground was broken and the first batch of herbs was planted! Our tagline “From our Farm to Your Family” relates to the control we have at the local level over the planting, growing, and harvesting of the herbs. Our dream has officially become a reality!
Many individuals can't enjoy the flavors of Pesto due to allergies and food sensitivity concerns. We provide a nut-free offering using sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts for those with nut sensitivities.
Our Pestos are blended with health concerns in mind. We select herbs that provide not only a unique flavor profile, but open up an avenue for individuals with sensitivities and restrictions to enjoy pesto.
They are labeled for recognition as “Gluten Free” and “ No Nuts.”
Please note that "No Nuts" refers to the ingredients within the product.
Country Gourmet Herbs provides the highest quality of ingredients with a keen focus on developing recipes that cater to individual tastes. We have developed recipes with flavor profiles that span a wide variety of culinary uses. We have a Parsley Pesto that is easy on the stomach for individuals with acid reflux. It is made with toasted almonds, and the parsley is mild enough to let the roasted flavor of the almonds really shine.
As unique as our name, we have a Purple Sage Pesto. Purple sage leaves contain large amounts of vitamins A and C. Compounds found in their leaves are beneficial to digestive systems and have astringent, diuretic and antiseptic properties.
In 2018 we planted 20 acres of wildflowers and native grasses, which then increased pollination and supported a healthy ecosystem by maximizing crop production. Bees were also added to the ecosystem at the farm, thanks to the generosity of our beekeepers.
Country Gourmet Herbs is a joint venture with Krusiec Farm. We are also partnered with Something Special from Wisconsin. We have forged relationships with Fitchburg Farms, our nursery plant provider, and Hook’s Cheese, winner of numerous awards and recognition as a world-champion cheese maker, located in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The initial phase of our production will be to create and produce unique Pesto, but there is more to come! We are incredibly proud of the quality gourmet products we offer, and hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Stay tuned and watch us grow!