By Terry Kovarik
Door and Kewaunee Counties are rich in agricultural business. That’s reflected in the popularity of weekly farm markets. But developing farm-to-table eateries is a bit more challenging. That’s because variations in weather conditions can impact the availability of locally grown produce. So farm-to-table supporters say the quantities of produce can be inconsistent to meet the needs of local restaurants. But that’s not stopping some from trying. Kate Shepard Utzinger is the owner of Kick Coffee in Sturgeon Bay. She works directly with farms for some of her shop’s offerings.
Utzinger says her commitment to “farm-to-table” involves going with the flow. That means whatever produce is in season and being harvested at any given time will determine what’s on the menu at Kick.