We are the Gitto Family. Since embarking on our journey of establishing an organic farming operation, over 12 years ago, our family has grown, and is still growing! We have been blessed to raise our children and grandchildren in a rural environment where they learned the value of hard work and the principles of good stewardship of the land and resources.
Farming is not an easy lifestyle. The days can be long, the weather can disrupt your plans, and the market for your products is not always predictable. On the other hand, it has been a rewarding way to live and work together as a family, producing healthy foods that we have been proud to offer our local community. Our farming adventure had its roots in the organic dairy operation, which we still are involved in, here. We soon saw the need to diversify into other areas of organic agriculture and food production as a source of extra income and a hedge against market uncertainty in the dairy industry. The rich, pesticide and herbicide free soil, on our farm, allowed us to grow a number of organic vegetables that we could sell to our prospective customers and sustain our own family’s health with. Through farmer’s markets, we were able to offer a variety of nutritious organic vegetables to a growing number of satisfied customers.
Our next family endeavor was producing tortillas! We started out small, with equipment that enabled us to make just a few hundred tortillas in a full day’s work. We produced only enough for sale at the local farmer’s markets. As the word spread about the quality and taste of our organic tortillas, several local stores asked if we could supply them with our tortillas. This prompted the decision to build a commercial kitchen facility on our farm. Long story short, our fully equipped, organically certified kitchen now enables us to produce several thousand tortillas in a day! Our line of organic tortillas can now be found in a number of well known grocers and whole food type co-ops in the Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago areas.
Recently, we have also added naturally raised beef products to our list of healthy foods that we are making available to the public. Our specialty meat products include lean ground beef, four kinds of meat sticks, German landjager, summer sausages, shredded beef, ring bologna, brats, and wieners.
Bulk sales (quarters and halves) of beef may also be ordered, for those folks looking to stock their freezers with healthy, grass-fed meat for their family.
Gitto Farm and Kitchen is USDA Certified Organic. We also receive routine certification inspections through Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS). This is an organic certification agency founded to serve organic producers nationwide with their certification needs.
Our original objective, as a farm family, was to produce healthy, nutritious food for a base of customers who would share our ideas and values concerning the advantages and benefits of such food, for their families. In an age of huge, corporate farms and highly processed foods, we believe it is worth the time and effort that brings more basic, wholesome foods to discerning customers and also contributes to sustaining the land, the family farm, and a sense of community support for one another. Our goal is still to bring you the best From Our Family Farm to Your Family Table!
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