Ian’s Pizza is excited to announce that our Wisconsin stores are now serving locally-raised ground beef from Frautschy Farm.
The Frautschy family has been farming in southern Wisconsin for over 100 years. Frautschy cows are raised on southern Wisconsin farmland and fed homegrown grass and corn. Ian’s Pizza has its own long history with the Frautschy family, too. The Frautschy’s are long-time owners and partners of many of our pizza locations. We even had our first IAN’Stock festival at the farm last year and partied till… well, you know.
Moo Moo, Brown Cow
Family-owned Hoesley’s Meats in New Glarus processed the beef. They then deliver it directly to the Ian’s “Food Lab” in Madison. All the ground beef in your favorite slices (Penne Bolognese, Bacon Cheeseburger) comes straight from the farm. And because we like to be great to our people, we hook up employees with some of the finer cuts that we can’t bear to see go into the meat grinder, like tenderloins. All the remaining pieces make their way to the Lab to be used for broths and marinades. Nothing goes to waste.
Local Farm Partners
We aren’t new to the goal of sourcing as much as we can locally, as you might know. We already partner with many for produce and dairy products. You might recognize some from the Dane County Farmers’ Market and CSA’s —Jordandal Farms, Krohn Dairy, Keewaydin Farms, New Century Farm, Renaissance Farms, Becker Family Farms, Sugar River Dairy, and Uphoff Farm, to name a few. However, having our “own” cow is a new type of commitment for Ian’s Pizza. We are excited to share the meat with our customers, as well as find more ways to ensure that nothing goes to waste.