Cornerstone Farms food truck provides new dining alternative for area residents
By Chad Koenen
Stephen and Brittany Springer are passionate about bringing locally raised and organic food to the table of residents across the region. After their goat dairy business burned down earlier this year, they have found a new way to continue that passion by starting a food truck focused on locally sourced items.
“We have been talking about it for a few years, but with the dairy we just didn’t have the time for another project,” said Brittany Springer.
The family purchased a food truck in May and started rolling it out to the community in July. The food truck serves locally raised meat and vegetables, while they are in season from Cornerstone Farms. The food truck also serves cheese from Bongards and buns from Farmer’s Daughter Bakery in New York Mills.
“That has been our heart and passion is local products,” said Springer. “We try to serve as many local things as possible.”
So far Springer said they have received very positive feedback about the new food truck, which serves everything from burgers to cheese curds. One of the things they receive the most comments about is the freshness of the products, as patrons have told Springer they can tell the products being served by the Cornerstone Food truck is local and not from a factory on the other side of the country.
“Homegrown food just tastes better,” said Springer.
The Cornerstone Farms food truck already proved to be a popular addition to Henning on Friday’s as they started Food Truck Friday in town. The Cornerstone Farms food truck is parked in front of the hardware store beginning in late morning and serves food until the crowd dies down. Springer said the idea of Food Truck Friday was born from several business owners in the community who wanted to bring something additional to the downtown area.
In addition to Henning, the Cornerstone Farms food truck serves food most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer at a variety of festivals and places like breweries.
Springer said the family is planning to continue to operate their food truck next year at a number of local festivals and events throughout the region next year.