At Heartland CU, we're proud to extend our work with farmers to connect you to crazy-delicious food ideas.  In our video series EAT LOCAL, local chefs show you how to make the most of fresh food from area farms.

In our featured video, learn why Graze and L'Etoile's Chef Tory has such a personal connection with local farmers. 

L'Etoile, Graze, and Bleu Mont Dairy

Chef Tory is the culinary commander-in-chief behind sister restaurants L’Etoile and Graze. In addition to a kitchen, the two restaurants also share a philosophy about the importance of local food sources such as Bleu Mont Dairy. Willi Lehner supplies a variety of cheeses to the restaurants--and he's always cooking up new ones.

Chef Tory Bleu Mont Dairy

Bandaged Cheddar Havarti Cheese


Monty's Blue Plate and Burr Oaks Gardens

Some restaurants talk the talk when it comes to supporting local farms. The folks at Monty’s Blue Plate walk the walk with their friends at Burr Oaks Gardens.

Chef Matt Burr Oaks Gardens

Leeks Kale

Bloom Bake Shop and Harmony Valley Farm

Middleton’s Bloom Bake Shop is a sweets lover’s dream: Cupcakes, pies, cakes, brownies, and more. It goes without saying that Bloom treats are made with fresh local ingredients from good places like Harmony Valley Farm.

Chef Annemarie Harmony Valley Farm

Burdock Root Parsnips

Dayton Street Grille and Fountain Prairie Farms

Located in downtown Madison’s Concourse Hotel, Dayton Street Grille makes meals with fresh, local ingredients courtesy of sources like Fountain Prairie Farms.

Chef Charles Fountain Prairie Farms


Skirt steak Tri-tip steak