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Flavor Development

Flavor Development

Midwest Roots is our sales broker – they give us the person power to maintain close relationships with our stores. They love to travel around meeting foodies and sampling local delights at all the country’s best specialty shops. This allows … Read more »

Pastoral Fest!

Pastoral Fest!

We’re excited, and honored, to be part of the first annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival happening this Saturday at the Chicago French Market. From 11-3, you can stop by, meet a wide selection of the country’s best artisan producers, and … Read more »

Chicago Trip!

Chicago Trip!

We love to get down to Chicago, it’s kind of a second home to us. Lots of friends and family! Last weekend was a tour-de-force of what seemed like every cheese store ever. But really it was just seven.

Matt … Read more »


Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade

New to the Q&A repertoire… cupcakes! To be exact, filling up other people’s cupcakes – we’ll leave the baking to the experts.

We’ve just started working with Bloom Bake Shop, an adorable store out in Middleton. Their extensive cupcake list … Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just wanted to say that!

Matt and I are back from our relaxing and glorious Caribbean cruise, highly recommended if you need a break from the multiple feet of snow piling up around here. This week’s weather is a little … Read more »

Imbibe’s Favorite!

Imbibe’s Favorite!

Happy New Year, Q&A friends. What’s your resolution? Ours is “The Year of the Upgrade”. I guess you could call it more of a philosophy. We’ll be feng shui-ing our warehouse, lining up some for-real investors in our business, and … Read more »


Jam: A Gift Guide

Jam: A Gift Guide

Starting with our Deluxe Wisconsin Gift Box on down to our adorable Tiny Jar stocking stuffers, give preserves this Christmas and satisfy every foodie on your list. Individual jars make great hostess gifts for holiday parties.

Also in the spirit … Read more »

France 44

France 44

France 44

This summer, we branched out to Minneapolis, and I think we landed in the best store there! In fact, I was poking around on their website today, and discovered that they recently won both the Best Cheese Shop … Read more »

New in New York!

New in New York!

Lucy's Whey

For the month of November it’s all about New York! We’ve been selling on the East Coast for a few months, and have already found three great shops that are a perfect fit for our preserves.

We started … Read more »


Back to the LSK…for Halloween

Back to the LSK…for Halloween

Well, hello again Chicago, always nice to see you! The Logan Square Kitchen kicks off a series of Illinois events happening in November. We’ll be heading down before Thanksgiving to stop in at Pastoral Artisan – hopefully with a new … Read more »

The Q&A Pizza from La Fortuna

The Q&A Pizza from La Fortuna

La Fortuna Pizza

How cute is the name of this new touring wood-fired pizza company from Madison? It came to Jen in a dream, and she and hubby Scott, along with their daughter Evie, have been driving from party to … Read more »

The Artisan at Work – Making Pear Preserves

The Artisan at Work – Making Pear Preserves

Pears arrive

So we just got in our first seasonal shipment of local, organic, heirloom pears and apples from Wisconsin, and we’re using all that delicious fruit to make our Pear with Honey and Ginger preserves. This fall, we’ll jar … Read more »