South Central WI Archive
  • South Central Wisconsin
  • July 2015
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Driftless Depot

Driftless Depot is located as you enter Spring Green next to the railroad tracks where the patio, tables, umbrellas and flowers greet you. And in winter, a fire on the patio keeps the chill away! A must stop for a specialty food experience!


This food lover’s store offers conscientiously sourced, quality, organic, locally farmed produce, meats, fish, cheeses and dairy. Driftless Depot has a great selection of pantry items from local food artisans. To make your meal preparations memorable, discover locally milled flour and pancake mix, locally farmed maple syrups, homemade jams, award-winning cheeses, and also Japanese, Italian, German and French gourmet specialties for all occasions. In summer, enjoy wonderful local organic produce and high quality meats. In fall/winter delicious soups, pfeffernusse, stollen, panetone, specialty chocolates and other traditional holiday baked goods. Debi, Michael and staff are always available to discuss recipes, ideas for gatherings and to take down your wishes and orders for your specialty needs.

You will also find a delicious deli with European homemade sausages, a range of artisanal cheeses, made-to-order antipasti selections and sandwiches. Local artist’s works of handmade baskets, ornaments, one-of-a-kind jewelry, T-shirts and cards provide a distraction to all the food items. Design a custom gift basket. Fill it with food or artistic treasures for a great gift giving treat for the host or hostess of the next party or family gathering you attend. No charge for the wrapping! Or create a picnic basket for your next APT, river or camping adventure.


Espresso and coffee drinks are always available at Driftless Depot. The shop also offers a selection of wine by the glass or bottle including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and others, and local microbrewery beers. Many specialty non-alcohol drinks and juices are also on hand. Hot chocolate and mulled wine are available during Spring Green’s Country Christmas weekends. The shop has relaxing indoor and outdoor seating. An outdoor fire is always a must during the winter months!

Be merry

On the first Friday of every month, Driftless Depot hosts an event on the patio or in the café, often with local talent. Every Friday from 5-7 p.m. they serve Wisconsin trout dinners (RSVP requested). Join them for a German Style Christmas Market Friday December 4 from 5-9 p.m. Specials all weekend! Travelers and locals take advantage of the intimate café for Candle Light Dining served upon request for your special occasion. Reserve your party!

The selection at Driftless Depot represents years of food sourcing to bring the shopper unique quality ingredients for healthy and special food experiences, which support a sustainable environment.

And don’t forget the authentic gelato —flavors change regularly. Take out quantities available for your next party. Tasty treats are waiting for you. As their sign says, “Discover What Is In Season”! 

The Driftless Depot

140 S. Winsted Street /State Hwy 23 & the RR tracks, Spring Green


Hours: Mon. 11 a.m-7 p.m., Wed./Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

(Closed Tuesday)

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