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ABOVE: Renaissance Farm's Sweet Basil-Infused Olive Oil won First Place in Flavored Olive Oil at the 2003 NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO EAST held in Washington DC.


Renaissance Farm was named a finalist in the 2006 GALLO FAMILY VINEYARDS GOLD MEDAL AWARDS.

The Gallo Family's Never Stop Growing Outstanding Producer Award recognizes the family-owned artisanal production company that best embodies an industry standard for exceptional artisanal food production and has stood as an inspiration for other artisanal and food industry professionals.

Renaissance Farm Spicy Cilantro Pesto and Sweet Basil Infused Olive Oil were also chosen by the Gallo Family as finalists in their categories for exhibiting exceptional craftsmanship.


Mark Olson - Press IN THE PRESS:

O Bioneers! A New Generation of Leaders Defines the Meaning of Sustainability in Wisconsin
Wisconsin People & Ideas, Madison, WI
Spring 2011

Slow Money and
Wisconsin Farming 3.0

Isthmus, Madison, WI
February 2011

Local Food Renaissance
The Country Today,
Eau Claire, WI
February 2011

Adding Value
to Wisconsin Ag

Agri-View, Madison, WI
February 2009

Shake Up Salt Service
Chef Magazine
May 2004

Renaissance Farm
Sustainable Times, Middleton, WI
February 2007

Basil and Beyond
Bountiful Cupboard, Southern Wisconsin
January 2007

Scenes from the Madison Datebook
Madison Magazine, Madison, WI
January 2007

A Local Feast
The Democrat Tribune, Mineral Point, WI
November 2006

Local Producers Featured at Tasting Event
The Home News, Spring Green, WI
September 2006


Renaissance Farm Market Dinners

Mark Olson - Renaissance Farm

The local foods project is supported by the following organizations: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, UW Extension, Thrive, Wisconsin Grocers Association, and the Dairy Business Innovation Center.


Two Wisconsin Food Companies Launch Retail Gourmet Dinners Made with Local Ingredients
(PDF Document)
Dairy Business
Innovation Center

Group Brings Locally Grown, Prepared Frozen Food to Grocers
Wisconsin State Journal

Two Firms Launch Dinners with Local Ingredients
The Capital Times

R.P.'S Pastas Frozen Dinner Debuts at Metcalfe's Sentry
Isthmus - The Daily Page

Gourmet Meals

Thrive Newsletter
(Madison Region Economic Development Enterprise)

On Wisconsin! Local Frozen Meals Rock!
Quick Frozen Foods International

Wisconsin Cheese, Local Foods Combine to Produce New Retail Product Category
Wisconsin Dairy Impact