Growing Power’s National-International Urban and Small Farm Conference 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

Bootcamp for Food Entrepreneurs – Save the Date! Edible Startup Summit 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!

Local Food Co-op Receives Grant for Farm Loans

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

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges USDA to Invest in Research to Support Wisconsin Farmers

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

Food For All: Collaborating to Develop and Support A Community Food System with David Lee

 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

Urban Ecology Center to Host Inaugural Ferment!Milwaukee Event

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

Farm Aid Week in Chicago: Join the Fun, Film Festival and Good Food Revolution

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

Is it Really Healthy to Eat Wisconsin Cheese?

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?

Kenyan Pastoralists Fighting Climate Change Through Food Forests

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

Busting the Myth of the Food Desert: A Farmer’s Market in Milwaukee Sautés Statistics

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

Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agriculture in El Salvador

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

New Sugar Beet Store Sweetens Chicago’s Food Co-op Scene

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

Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?

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?

Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit coming to Sheboygan

Sheboygan Press Media 7:54 p.m. CDT August 7, 2015 The WLFN has announced its Wisconsin Local Food Summit will be in Sheboygan. The Wisconsin Local Food Network has announced its 10th annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit will be in Sheboygan at the Blue Harbor Resort Jan. 13-15. Hosted in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, … Continue reading Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit coming to Sheboygan

Reversing the food desert, with local produce and help from Pembroke farm

August 4, 2015 By :Jon Krenek, The Daily Journal http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/reversing-the-food-desert-with-local-produce-and-help-from/article_4f22b4af-79e9-5f27-9159-81a221945cd8.html Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary School will become the nation's first food hub selling locally-grown food to distributors and providing the school with both free and low-cost produce for school lunches. The transformation comes thanks to a $100,000 federal grant written by the Black Oaks Center … Continue reading Reversing the food desert, with local produce and help from Pembroke farm