Organic Farm & Education, Retreat Center
Wellspring is a nonprofit education and retreat center, as well as, a certified organic farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) whose mission is to inspire and teach people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food. In so doing, we transform food systems and build community.
Many educational opportunities are available at Wellspring throughout the year including farm tours, field trips, workshops and learning opportunities for individuals, families, school, home-school, and community groups. Classes and programs range from home gardening to food preservation to summer camps for youth and teens. Visit our Education Page to learn more. Registration for 2014 Farm Camps at Wellspring is now open. Learn more about these summer programs on our Education Page
Wellspring has been a CSA since 1988, making us pioneers of this movement in Wisconsin. While we have always grown food sustainably, 2013 marked our 12th year as a certified organic farm. Wellspring produce can also be found at the West Bend and TOSA farmers markets, Port Washington Winter Farmers Market and at various schools and restaurants in the area. Wellspring is a member of CRAFT, Fair Share and the Wisconsin Local Food Network. Wellsprings works towards training the next generation of organic farmers and hosts interns each growing season. Visit our CSA Page to learn more about the farm and register to become a CSA shareholder. Registration for the Wellspring 2014 CSA is now open!!
Conference and Retreat Center; Bed and Breakfast and International Hostel
Wellspring hosts retreat and conference groups throughout the year. Individuals may also enjoy Wellspring and the surrounding “green belt and outdoor recreation area” as a B&B or hostel guest. Wellspring offers state-of-the-art technology in a newly remodeled meeting space that invites conversation and comfort in a wonderful rural setting. Wellspring’s Bed & Breakfast is open year-round, welcoming those who are looking for a relaxing retreat in nature and a farm fresh breakfast! It’s the perfect setting for weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, birthdays and more! Visit our Retreat and Conference Center Page and Bed and Breakfast Page to learn more.
Upcoming Classes, Workshops and Events at Wellspring!
Registration is now open for the Taste of Wellspring - Our Annual Farm to Table Fundraiser!
Sunday, July 27th – 5 to 9 pm
At The Mequon Nature Preserve
8200 W County Line Rd, Mequon, WI 53097
The Taste of Wellspring is our annual fundraiser held to generate support for our education classes and community outreach programs. For the event, chefs from the local, regional area get creative and serve up gourmet dishes featuring Wellspring’s produce, accompanied by local, sustainably sourced meats and dairy products. Live music by Embedded Reporter and a silent auction are also part of the event to make for an evening full of local food and fun!
Sponsorship opportunities starting at “Friends” $250 includes two tickets to the Taste!
2014 - Participating Chefs
Peter Sandroni - La Merenda
Yollande Deacon - Afro Fusion Cuisine
Greg Leon – Amilinda
Nicolas Ramos & Citlali Mendieta - Antigua Latin Restaurant
Karen Gill - Down to Earth Chef
David Jurena - The Soup Market
Donna Erickson - From Scratch Catering
Eric Fix - Out & Out Catering
Stephanie Ulma - Grasshopper Restaurant
Price: $75 per attendee till July 15th, $90 after. Sponsorship opportunities starting at $250 which includes 2 guests for the event. To register, please use the PayPal buttons below or call (262) 675–6755
Wednesday, July 23rd – 6 to 7 pm
Tour participants learn about all the systems working together on an organic veggie farm while walking the fields and sampling veggies in season! Tasting tours are open to the public, please reserve your spot prior to tour date. Cost: $9/ adults, $6 for children 12 and under.
To register, please email email@example.com or by phone at (847) 946–5565
Thursday, August 7th – 6 to 9 pm
Organic Baby Food Making With Master Preserver Christina Ward
Many baby foods can be overly processed and contain synthetic ingredients. Join Master Preserver, Christina Ward, in this hands on class to learn how easy it can be to make your own baby food with fresh, organic produce! Preparation, storage and recipes tips will be covered. Students will work together to make their own baby food to bring home. All supplies will be provided.
Cost: $50 until 8/4, $55 after.
Saturday, August 9th – 10 am to Noon
Seasonal Produce Cooking Class - Brunch! with Chef Greg Leon
Impress your family and friends with brunch using seasonal ingredients! Chef Greg Leon will lead demos, tastings and give cooking tips. Recipes to take home! Cost: $30 till 8/5, $35 after.
For the full list of Classes and Workshops, visit out Education Page
- Credit for one year will be provided should you need to cancel from a registered program.
Allergy Disclaimer: House cats are kept in one of our indoor learning facilities. They are not allowed to roam the building, but dander may be an issue for those with severe allergies.
Home Garden Consultation Service
Want help with your home garden?
Mary Ann Ihm, an organic gardener for 35 years, can help you design your garden
and provide helpful tips for maintaining and reaping the most benefit from your garden.
Mary Ann is the founder of Wellspring and has provided garden education for three decades.
Investment: $100 for 1 ½ hours of professional help, payable to Wellspring.
Call (262) 675–6755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.