Singing Fawn Gardens


Jim Favreau, Tom Favreau


Arena, WI

About Us

We are a small fam­i­ly farm locat­ed in the vil­lage of Are­na about 30 miles west of Madi­son, on Hwy 14. Dur­ing an Ojib­we Pipe Cer­e­mo­ny held on a neigh­bor­ing farm we found out that a Native Amer­i­can (Singing Fawn) lived and cul­ti­vat­ed crops on our prop­er­ty and we soon changed our farm name from Bonne Terre (french for Good Earth) to Singing Fawn Gar­dens. We have a firm and strong back­ground in bio­dy­nam­ic and organ­ic agri­cul­ture. Our pas­sion for these prac­tices moti­vates us to go the extra mile in pro­duc­ing the high­est qual­i­ty prod­uct for our fam­i­ly, friends, and cus­tomers to enjoy.

About Our Products

"Organic from my head down

TO MA Toes!!!!!"

Where are the STRAWBERRIES ??????!!!!!!!!!! Well, the plants got off to a great start early this Spring. Then May came....Yes May, which is normally our favorite month of the year, threw us (and our berries) for a loop. On average, our last frost is usually around May 5th (we're in the Wisconsin River valley, so we get a later frost than the rest of the Madison area). This year we got hit on May 13th with a hard frost. We were able to cover all of the plants and protect them...then came Memorial Day weekend...on Saturday morning (May 29th) we had a extremely late and hard frost that just did the plants in. We lost all of the berries that we had saved earlier.

We farm according to the belief that healthy, delicious food is directly linked to the health of the soil that produces it. Healthy soil is teeming with microorganisms and organic matter, and when managed using various ecological, spiritual, and esoteric concepts derived from the agricultural lectures of Rudolf Steiner, we believe we can take the benefits of organic practices much, much further. A radish is not a radish is not a radish.

At Singing Fawn Gardens, it's the soil, not the produce, that we focus on, because we know that that if we maintain good soil, veggies full of nutrition and flavor will follow.

We also strive to keep the time between harvest and distribution as short as possible to ensure that our produce is consumed at or very near its peak of freshness.

We believe in transparency and education. We invite our customers to ask us how and why we do things the way we do (we will caution you here, that once Dad [Jim] gets talking about biodynamics, get ready for a lecture 101 style!). We're always happy to have customers, friends, or travelers to stop by our farm to take a closer look at our practices.

Finally, we want you to know that we love to eat. Alone or with people we care about. Gussied up in a nice restaurant or dirt-smeared faces in the garden with strawberries picked fresh out of the field. We love food, have a passion for agriculture, and we love doing our best to produce good food for ourselves and our customers.

What We Offer

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Beans (fresh / green)
  • Bedding plants
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe/Musk Melon
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Cucumber
  • Grapes
  • Herb plants
  • Herbs
  • Houseplants
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce (head)
  • Lettuce (salad mix)
  • Melons
  • Microgreens
  • Mushrooms, morel
  • Mushrooms, wild
  • Ornamental gourds
  • Peas (shell)
  • Peas (snap / pods)
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon