Regional Information

There are six main vegetable production regions in Wisconsin:

Central Sands
Driftless Area
Lower Wisconsin River
Muck
Antigo Flats
The Ripon Plain

 

Central Sands

The central sands vegetable production region is located in the center of the state and is characterized by sandy soils.

Main vegetable crops:
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Peas
  • Snap beans
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Driftless area

The driftless vegetable production region is located along the western border of Wisconsin and is characterized by bluffs and hilly terrain.  The area is home to high concentrations of fresh market and organic vegetable growers.

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Lower Wisconsin River

The lower Wisconsin River vegetable production region is located in southwestern Wisconsin and is characterized by hilly topography.

Main vegetable crops:
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Peas
  • Snap beans
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Muck

Muck farms are farms located on drained swamps. They are distributed throughout the state and are characterized by soils with high levels of organic material.

Main vegetable crops:
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Mint
  • Onion
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Antigo Flats

The potato seed production area in Wisconsin is located in Langdale County, near Antigo. Its isolation from commercial potato production areas helps keep disease incidence low.

Main vegetable crops:
  • Seed potatoes

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Ripon Plain

The Ripon plain is a large region of eastern Wisconsin that is characterized by signs of glacial activity, silt loam soils, and lime-rich tills

Main vegetable crops:
  • Sweet corn
  • Beans
  • Peas
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