our story

In 2014, Clario Farms began producing fresh pasta for the farmers market. Drawing on family tradition and a desire to offer unique and healthy foods – Claire, Mario, and their good friend Theresa started experimenting with fresh pasta by incorporating fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. The results were delicious, and a huge hit at the markets. Clario Farmstead Pasta was born!

Claire Nina and Mario circa 2014
Claire Nina and Mario circa 2014
One of our earliest batches created by hand and KitchenAid mixer

As our operation evolved, we decided to focus more on the pasta products that our farmers market customers loved so much. We agreed that however we proceeded, we would hold true to our guiding principles – Clario Farmstead Pasta will always be made with sustainable, responsibly produced ingredients that are grown by us, our network of of local farms or certified organic producers. Clario Farms will not use any ingredients that are manipulated or ultraprocessed using GMOs, preservatives, dyes or unnecessary additives.

Claire happy that we were able to get our new sign up in time for our opening!

Over the years the dream of a little pasta shop storefront began to percolate. This concept would allow Clario to better serve customers and expand on offerings. That dream became a reality in February of 2023 as the Clario Farmstead Pasta and Wine shop opened its doors at 19 N 3rd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay’s historic downtown, opening a new chapter in this evolving mission to bring healthy, delicious foods to new customers every day.

We invite all of our friends and customers to come visit us at our storefront, as we offer a larger selection of pasta, sauce and pesto than we can possibly bring to the farmers market. Plus Wine! Plus a whole bunch of other great foods!

Mario and Nina getting ready to crank out another batch of Lemon Pepper.