Hyssop Acres Joins Fort Chamber

July 21, 2021
Hyssop Acres Joins Fort Chamber
          A new family-owned business focused on connecting children with the natural world has joined the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce; and is participating as a vendor in the weekly Fort Farmer Market.
          Hyssop Acres has already gained a following with its fresh, vegan baked goods such as coconut lime, vanilla cherry chip, and chai spice scones; as well as home-baked bread and granola. But that is just the start of their journey.
          Proprietors Debbie Schmelling and Brittany Schmelling-Woodmansee have even bigger plans for the seven-acre plot their family owns within the city limits of Jefferson. Addressing the need for additional daycare centers in the county, they intend to build a nature-centered, licensed group childcare and summer day camp on the site. The seven-acre natural environment will be used as a place for play, learning, and exploration, as well as a market garden that utilizes organic and no-till practices for growing and selling local produce. “Everything we do revolves around connecting the community to nature and using sustainable methods,” Schmelling noted. “Sales from the Fort Farmer Market are helping finance our plans.”
          Prospective customers are welcome to meet the Hyssop Acres team on Saturdays in downtown Fort Atkinson, from 8:00am – noon, at the Fort Farmer Market, where they can be found with their products and information on their farm and daycare.