This year, the Wisconsin Local Food Network will be changing things up a bit at our annual Summit. In addition to our regular keynotes, we will also be presenting a special Keynote Panel featuring local food policy leaders from the Midwest. These panelists will be discussing the work they have done to build local food charters, … Continue reading Meet the Keynotes at the 2017 Wisconsin Local Food Summit!!
National Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. October 24 is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action … Continue reading National Food Day, October 24th 2016!!
Growing Power's National-International Urban and Small Farm Conference 2016 “Let’s Scale It Up! Growing Food and Farmers: Best Practices in Growing, Distribution and Community Building.” Every two years, hundreds of people from around the world travel to Milwaukee to participate in an intensive three-day conference ranging in topics such as urban aquaculture, urban farming, planning … Continue reading Growing Power’s National-International Urban and Small Farm Conference 2016
August 24-26, 2016 at Goodman Community Center Preheat your oven and head to the Edible Startup Summit, an intensive three-day workshop for aspiring and beginning food entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. Learn from regional experts in marketing, package and branding design, finding funding, business planning, food safety, how to get your local product onto the grocery … Continue reading Bootcamp for Food Entrepreneurs – Save the Date! Edible Startup Summit 2016!
ASHLAND, WI – Chequamegon Food Co-op recently received a $600 matching grant from the Agriculture and Energy Resource Center (AERC) for farm loan projects. These funds will be added to the Co-op’s micro-loan program, which offers no-interest, short-term loans to local food producers. The micro-loan program began in 2008 as a way for the cooperative grocery store to … Continue reading Local Food Co-op Receives Grant for Farm Loans
The Wisconsin Local Food Network is excited to partner with many Sheboygan organizations this year for our Pre-Summit Scheduled events! The Summit festivities will kick off on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. with the East Wisconsin Fish Summit and will continue at 3:00 p.m. with Sheboygan city open houses. End the evening at Lakeshore … Continue reading Pre-Summit Festivities
Just six companies control 63 percent of the commercial seed market. But seed libraries offer us an opportunity to reclaim the seed commons and create our own community food systems. Neil Thapar posted Nov 11, 2015 Our food system is broken and needs to be fixed, many say. But it isn’t broken. In fact, I … Continue reading Borrow, Save, Share: 3 Ways Seeds Can Democratize Our Food System
Research to focus on regional crop varieties and animal breeds to improve resistance to disease, pests and extreme weather WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin led a call in support of research for local and regional crop varieties and animal breeds in an effort to strengthen American agriculture. In a letter to U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges USDA to Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers
WLFN is excited and pleased to announce our upcoming event, Food For All: "Collaborating to Develop and Support a Community Food System." Join WLFN and community leaders in Sheboygan on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the J. Michael Kohler Arts Center in welcoming David Lee. As director of Feeding Wisconsin and President of … Continue reading Food For All: Collaborating to Develop and Support A Community Food System with David Lee
The Athens, Wisconsin organic farm finds ways to grow while remaining a local, family business. Marshfield News-Herald by Mitchell A. Skurzewski Source: Stoney Acres Farm ATHENS — Tony Schultz returned to Athens to find it much different than when he was in school. He was coaching the Athens junior varsity basketball team when something … Continue reading Stoney Acres Looks to Future of Local Food
MILWUAKEE In partnership with many Milwaukee-based organizations and businesses, the Urban Ecology Centerbrings you Ferment!Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s first fermentation event. Join us, October 3rd, 2015 From 11-3:00pm at the Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee, 53211 This event is FREE! Humans have been fermenting food and beverages since the ancient times – it is … Continue reading Urban Ecology Center to Host Inaugural Ferment!Milwaukee Event
September 25, 2015 ASHLAND, WI – The Chequamegon Food Co-op will celebrate its first anniversary in its new store on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The time since its move to 700 Main Street West has been filled with change as the Co-op expanded its ownership base, added staff, and increased overall sales. … Continue reading Local Food Co-Op Celebrates New Store Anniversary
Published by FamilyFarmed on September 14, 2015 | by Bob Benenson, FamilyFarmed Chicago will host the 30th anniversary Farm Aid concert this Saturday (Sept. 19). Residents of the nation’s third most-populous city will have the opportunity to reacquaint with issues concerning family farmers, through the highest-profile — and most star-powered — event that benefits them … Continue reading Farm Aid Week in Chicago: Join the Fun, Film Festival and Good Food Revolution
Written by Helen Fields 8.17.2015 Health-conscious people often frown upon dairy products. Cheese is popularly viewed as being a very unhealthy option contributing little to your health. However, cheese manufacturers across the states, including here in Wisconsin, are keen to change this assumption and prove that cheese is not only good to eat, but is … Continue reading Is it Really Healthy to Eat Wisconsin Cheese?
Saturday, 15 August 2015 00:00By Robert Kibet, Inter Press Service | Report Sipian Lesan, a semi-nomadic pastoralist from Lekuru village in Samburu County, Kenya, taking care of one of his edible fruit-producing plants. (Photo: Robert Kibet/IPS) Samburu, Kenya - Sipian Lesan bends to attend to the Vangueria infausta or African medlar plant that he … Continue reading Kenyan Pastoralists Fighting Climate Change Through Food Forests
BY JOHN COLLINS THURSDAY, AUG 27, 2015, 2:53 AM A transaction takes place at the Fondy Farmer's Market in Milwaukee. http://www.radiomilwaukee.org / Google images By any economic measure the 53206 zip code—part of a 120 block neighborhood on Milwaukee’s north side—is among Wisconsin’s most struggling. Sixty-six percent of households earn less than $30,000 per … Continue reading Busting the Myth of the Food Desert: A Farmer’s Market in Milwaukee Sautés Statistics
Sunday, 16 August 2015 00:00By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds | Interview Beverly Bell interviewed Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador, about agroecology as a tool for liberation. An edited transcript of Ramirez's replies appears below. Miguel Ramirez training family farmers on seed bank management. (Photo courtesy of MAOES)Beverly Bell … Continue reading Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agriculture in El Salvador
by Bob Benenson, FamilyFarmed Chicago has been something of a laboratory for the rise of the Good Food movement. Farmers markets have boomed since the late 1990s, when the city’s Green City Market made local and regional food the standard. Interest in Good Food was boosted by a major presence of Whole Foods Marketstores, which … Continue reading New Sugar Beet Store Sweetens Chicago’s Food Co-op Scene
Christine Rushton, USA TODAY, August 18, 2015 Americans agree that food from local farms belongs in school cafeterias. Nearly nine out of 10 people want to see an increase in farm-to-school food programming in the U.S., according to national survey results released Tuesday. The poll — commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation — asked 1,200 … Continue reading More Americans Support Farm-To-School Programs
By Jodi Helmer on July 21, 2015 When it comes to improving the food on today's hospital trays, some medical institutions are finding that onsite farms are the next logical step. This summer, St. Luke’s Hospital started sending all new moms home from the hospital with a basket of fresh produce, recipes, and literature about … Continue reading Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?