Our Story

Opening a Farm and Growing a Community

Bushel & Peck's Timeline

Started by two people, over the years Bushel & Peck's has grown a local food business employing 15 permanent staff members and, during peak season, employing 20 seasonal preservation and sales assistants. 35 employees strong, all of your delicious, local and traditional food is prepared by hand. The market and restaurant are casual, friendly, warming and have become a central part of the Beloit community.

The Organic Farm Opens
Bushel & Peck’s launched in 2002 as a small farm in Monroe, Wisconsin growing vegetables, flowers and fruits. Additionally, the farm raised grass fed lamb and free range chicken.
January 01
Sheep at the farm
2002
The Farmers’ Market in Beloit, WI
The founders, Jackie Gennett and Rich Horbaczewski, of Bushel & Peck's started selling lamb, chicken and eggs from their farm in 2005 at the Beloit Farmers' Market.
January 01
Jackie with Pumpkins
2005
A Historic Proposal
The proposal was to open a specialty grocery store and restaurant with a local focus. Planning to increase the quality of life in Beloit, WI, Bushel & Peck's was born.
January 01
Old Store Front
2007
The Local Market Opens
Bushel & Peck's officially opened in July of 2008 with a retail store and restaurant in Beloit, Wisconsin.
July 01
Small Entrance image
2008
The Preservation Kitchen Expansion
It's hard work, but this is where all of B&P's delicious, local and traditional food is made by hand. By opening this facility B&P became 35 employees strong.
January 01
Thumb's up for Preservation
2010
food you love from people you know
Your local pickles, jams, sauces, relishes, soups and fermented foods are made right here by hand. The Market's café also provides a pleasant place to dine, relax and have fun!
March 29
Beer & Wine Sign
2017