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Short Intoduction to Matts Produce

An Introduction to Matts Produce. Our sweet corn has now gone to 20 + different states. It has even been sent to Alaska.

I'm Joe from Matts Produce. I farm with one of my brothers here in Mt. Pleasant. We are a small 3rd generation farm.

My grandparents started around 1926. My grandparents would raise produce, sell chickens, eggs and make butter then sell some of it to local corner stores in town. In 1999 we transitioned from raising livestock back to growing produce. We started out selling our produce to Parkside Produce. Parkside Produce was always recognized for their quality produce. Glenn Knutsen, one of the owners, was always willing to guide and give advice in the years that we knew him.  

In 1999 my Dad got Matt (then 10 yrs old) started selling sweet corn out by the road. As the years have gone by, our little roadside stand has grown little by little. Each year we try to learn from our mistakes. Not always an easy task. All we can do is try our best. We must be making some progress though. For those of you who aren't familiar with us, in 2007-08 we were voted best sweet corn and given an honorable mention of best produce in the "Journal Time" Best of Racine and in 2011 we were voted best in 3 categories.   Well... Time to get back to planting more pepper seed. Turned the heat on in the greenhouse yesterday.

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Shirley Mohrbacher March 01, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Came for pumpkins, ended up with a kitten! Not once, but twice. Both cats are doing great!
Chris Larsen March 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Cant wait for corn and tomatoes again. Maybe you could use this posting venue to announce when the different produce is ready to sell through out the growing season.
C. Harris March 01, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Where are you located? My brother always buys superb sweet corn off of Braun Rd. Is that your place by chance?
JWU March 01, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Boiled, roasted, baked, fried, grilled .... Corn is great!
Matt's Produce March 01, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Yes. We are on Braun Rd west of Hwy.31. 3rd. place on north side of the road.
Matt's Produce March 01, 2012 at 10:54 PM
I'm sure going to try, Thanks.
Matt's Produce March 01, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Our sweet corn works for all the above.
JWU March 01, 2012 at 11:22 PM
I forgot popped!
GearHead March 02, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I go there often. Your dad (I think he's your dad) has a great sense of humor and not shy about dishing out a good insult to boot! 'Tis the nature of his charm. See you when stuff starts growing again!
Matt's Produce March 02, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Thanks for the good words GearHead. Unfortunately that isn't my dad. It is however my Uncle Bob. He's one heck of a guy. He knows quite a bit about food preparation.
Paula March 02, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Hi Joe, we love, love, love your produce and count down the days until you open! It is all the best...sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant (the list goes on and on). You know I will be watching this site to see what is new! Say hi to your mom and brother, see you soon!

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