Founded in 1929 when Ellis Huntsinger started growing horseradish and other
vegetable crops on a few acres of land near a fresh water spring south of
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Huntsinger Farms
now grows corn, soybeans, wild rice, horseradish, and forage crops on over 9,000 acres
of prime Wisconsin and Minnesota farmland.
In the early
days, Ellis prepared and bottled the horseradish by hand in an old milk shed
behind his house and sold it it locally to help augment his income during
Wisconsinís long cold winter months.
Prepared horseradish is traditionally ground and mixed with vinegar as a natural preservative since the fresh root, once washed and grated, would otherwise soon turn dark and lose its characteristic