The wait for harvest season is over, and our partner farms have reported the fields are rife with ripe, flavorful seasonal produce just begging to be eaten. We live for this time of year at the café. This week we debuted our new summer menu, and we’re excited to share it with you! Now is the time for local produce to shine, so diners can expect our local vegetables, locally sourced proteins, and housemade toppings to fluctuate as the season ebbs and flows. Stop in and check out our specials board or follow us on Twitter (@CoopCreamery) for specific details.
The Creamery Café intentionally sources from farms that may be too small or lacking the resources to support the sales and customer demand of our retail stores. In an effort to support up-and-coming farmers grow their operations and keep money right here in the community we share. The small produce farms we’ll be working with this season are Rebel Soil and York Farm. As the season progresses, there may be special guest appearances on the plate from Sin Fronteras, too! We’ll fill in any gaps with produce and protein from larger partner farms with which we have established relationships. The farms making this strategy possible include Wisconsin Growers Cooperative and Heartbeet Farm. The cooperation among our organization, our farmers, and our diners contributes to the creation of wealth in our community one dish at a time.
Creamery Café’s staff thanks everyone who attended our first Farm Table Dinner, featuring pasture-raised Red Wattle pork from Pork and Plants Heritage Farm. Chef de Cuisine Matt Kappra, with support from Sausage Production Supervisor Kyle Wondrasch, offered a delectable menu of head cheese, pork rillette, loin sliders, bratwurst, pork pibil and even a summer cherry pie made with pork lard. Beverages paired with the food – beer from local brewing cooperative, Fair State, and cider from Sweetland Orchard – provided balance and delight! As part of the dinner, we were honored to host Eric and Ann Kreidermacher, the farmers at Pork and Plants.
Seward Co-op Creamery Café may be a pit stop on your way to work or a go-to lunch or happy hour choice for your family. To many of us, it’s more than that. We’re happy to offer the Creamery Café as a space to learn about food by sharing experiences with those who bring it from the farm to the table. Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with local farmers, producers, and community members in the future.
Family Night Launch
Seward Co-op Creamery Café
The Seward Co-op Creamery Café is coming up on the anniversary of its relaunch which offers a more casual, comfortable atmosphere and family-friendly menu. Beginning June 21, and every Wednesday going forward, the Creamery Café will offer free Sonny’s ice cream or an ice cream treat with the purchase of any kid’s meal. Our kid’s menu goes above and beyond typical “kid” food and includes smaller portions of our veggie-centric dishes–vegetarian hash and soba noodle stir-fry. Sonny’s, a family-owned business has been churning small batches of ice cream made with fresh, whole ingredients since 1945. We’re also excited to partner with Coolhaus and local favorites Jonny Pop’s and Sweet Science to provide a tasty cure to summer heat!