About Farmfork

When I was a little girl, I loved cheeseburgers.

That’s right- cheeseburgers.

I would order them whenever my family would take me out to dinner, regardless of the restaurant’s cuisine.  Emperor of China? Cheeseburger.  Las Palmas? Cheeseburger.

This wouldn’t have been a problem except that I also loved cows.  I collected cow figurines and stuffed animals.  I admired the black and white beauties grazing in their pastures as our family car drove by.

The moment I discovered that my favorite food was also my favorite animal was a turning point in my life.  I wondered,

“Why didn’t anyone tell me this?!”

The fact is, deep down I did know, but you can’t blame me for “forgetting” this traumatic fact.  It was easy for me to put it in the back of my mind.  I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and had never visited a farm before.  As far as I knew, food came from the grocery store.

As I grew up, I decided this needed to change.  People needed to be connected to their food, they needed to meet their farmers and support local, good food.  Thus, Farmfork was born.

Farmfork’s mission is to educate youth and support local farmers by building a bridge between rural farms and urban communities through food, fun, and education.
Farmfork consists of two elements:
Farmfork Kitchen provides culinary, agricultural, and food justice education for youth.
Farmfork Tours provides culinary farm tours to adults.
I encourage you explore this site to learn more about Farmfork and its programs.  For more information, or to book a tour, contact Tracy Hrajnoha at 414 216 FARM or farmforktours@gmail.com
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