19370 County Road G, Mineral Point, WI 53565 Google Map farmhouse 608.776.8413

Team Gallo

As a younger man, Mark studied farming and sustainable agriculture at North Carolina  State University and Central Carolina Community College.  He subsequently purchased  a small piece of land outside of Asheville, NC, where he went about the tasks of building greenhouses, amending soil, putting fencing up, constructing coops and other animal houses, eradicating invasive species, planting an orchard of heirloom fruit trees and growing unique and delicious vegetables.  In 2007, he set up his stand at a fledgling farmers market located on an island in the French Broad River, and introduced himself to the market founder and manager. Her name was Delia.

Delia first moved to Madison in 1993 to attend the University of Wisconsin.  After ten fun years of cooking and serving at area restaurants, she earned a graduate degree in Library Science and subsequently took a job as program director of the Madison County Arts Council outside of Asheville, NC. She loved her small Appalachian town, but could not abide the lack of a farmers market, so she started a small but genial one herself. To her great fortune, Mark drove his truck of exquisite heirloom vegetables into the market one day, and it wasn't long before she became a Gallo (or "rooster" in Italian) too. Together they grew vegetables, flowers, herbs and raised pastured pork and free-range eggs, all of which they sold to area restaurants and at the Asheville City Market. In 2011, drawn by deep community connections, the abundant opportunities for sustainable agriculture, and the region's great natural beauty, they happily packed up their rototiller and moved with their two sons Enzo and Nico back to Wisconsin.

After working alongside Joel and Jai Kellum at King's Hill Farm in 2012, Team Gallo was honored and humbled to take over the management of this very special land.  We are living the good life while we work to produce great food to share with our community.  Viva la family farm!



Photo(s) added: Harvesting Baby CarrotsJanuary 22nd, 2014

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Our 2013 Season Draws To A CloseOctober 28th, 2013

Brrrr! The turn in the weather this past week has been a stark reminder that our harvest season is drawing to a close. Those warm and golden afternoons now seem long gone, and gloves, hats, and long

October? Really?!October 2nd, 2013

As farmers, we are ever mindful of precipitation levels, predicted weather forecasts, and number of hours of daylight. But October pretty much just snuck right up on us this year. How could we alread