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Local Food Co-ops to Merge

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July 25, 2021

Local grocery cooperatives Menomonie Market Food Co-op and Just Local Food have announced their intention to merge. The combined stores are intended to be more competitive and to provide better products to the Chippewa Valley at a lower price. 

Don’t Be Duped by Deceptive Labeling

July 7, 2021

Misleading ‘Product of the USA’ Label is Hurting American Farmers

It’s a rite of summer to fire up the grill and enjoy burgers and steaks cooked to sizzling perfection. Or, in sadder cases, charred to an unrecognizable blackened blob. Whether you’re one of the lucky folks feasting on a grillmaster’s gourmet handiwork or instead find yourself chomping charred protein, do you know where the beef on your plate originated?

Special delivery: Stepping Stones gets a truck of its own

 Executive Director Padraig Gallagher takes the wheel of the recently purchased 2014 Freightliner now emblazoned with Stepping Stones of Dunn County’s distinctive logo.
March 23, 2021

For many years, acquiring a truck was at the top of Stepping Stones of Dunn County’s wish list.

The need was undeniably clear. Ever since the food rescue program began, volunteers equipped with freezer blankets provided their own vehicles to pick up soon-to-expire groceries and produce from local markets. And transporting food to the weekly “pop-up” pantries in Colfax, Downsville, Ridgeland and Sand Creek involved either borrowing – or sometimes renting – a box truck.

So long and thanks for all the fish

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March 1, 2021

We live in strange times. I know I don't need to tell you that but it's particularly clear to me today. We're in a difficult place right now. We're still firmly in a pandemic but we all really want to believe we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. After a year of this, we all really need to believe that.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op’s Marketing Manager Wins National Award

Kendall Williams
December 3, 2020

Menomonie Market Food Co-op’s Marketing Manager, Kendall Williams, has been named an honoree in the 2020 GenNext Awards hosted by Progressive Grocer.

Local Food Co-op Gives Back to the Farming Community for the Third Year

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October 20, 2020

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has awarded gifts to support the local farming community through two giving programs—its Fund Our Foodshed Grant Program and the new Menomonie Market Cooperative Community
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Hot Food returns to the Menomonie Farmers Market

June 14, 2020

Hot food returned to the Menomonie Farmer's Market this weekend. Take a guided tour with the Market Manager.  Note that all of the food is available for takeout only and may not be consumed at the market.

So - That Happened Episode 4- Flipping the Switch with Veronika Zazovsky and the Menomonie Farmers Market

Veronika Zazovsky
May 15, 2020

In this week's So - That Happened episode I talk to Veronika Zazovsky, the manager of the Menomonie Farmers Market. The Farmers Market opens tomorrow, and in many ways the market will be different this year. We talk about how the  market will be different and what you can expect to see.

Menomonie Market receives grant

Mary Dirty Face Farm
May 12, 2020

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has recently received a Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). MMFC will use the money to purchase equipment that will allow the co-op to fulfill their goal of bringing more local food to the Chippewa Valley and to strengthen the valley food system. The new equipment will grow their capacity to process, preserve, and store food.

Farmers Union donates 30,000 pounds of pork to Feed My People

Farmers Union Enterprises Truck
May 8, 2020

During the current pandemic, food insecurity has visited many families in the area due to unemployment and under-employment. Farmers Union Enterprises donated 30,000 pounds of pork ribs to the Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire today The ribs come from Redwood Farms, one of the companies belonging to Farmers Union Enterprises. Redwood Farms supplies premium pork products to high-end restaurants in New York, Chicago and other cities across the U.S.

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