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Menomonie Market Holiday Open House

The Menomonie Market Holiday Open House was a big success - lots of people came into the store to try special and new foods for the holidays. Cheeses, olive oil, wine, spririts, fruits and more were on display and on sale at the co-op. The event also featured live music from two of the co-op board members, Gary Johson and Patrick Pesek-Herriges.

The Broken Promise of GMO's

New York Times artice about how GMO crops have not fulfilled their promise.

About 20 years ago, the United States and Canada
began introducing genetic modifications in agriculture.
Europe did not embrace the technology, yet it achieved
increases in yield and decreases in pesticide use on a par
with, or even better than, the United States, where
genetically modified crops are widely grown.

CAFO Moratorium passes in Dunn County

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The Dunn County Board last night passed a six month moratorium on CAFO expansion of more than 10% on farms of over 1000 animals in the county. This is in response to a very large expansion of Cranberry Creek Farm planned for the county, and was prompted by many questions raised about the ability of the farm owners to manage runoff, and some serious issues with the application and the ability of the DNR to properly consider the issues  in awarding a permit.

By Making Groceries Mobile, Milwaukeeans Hope To Bring Food -- And Jobs -- To Residents

Access to fresh food is limited in some Milwaukee neighborhoods without full-service grocery stores. Now, a few residents have come up with a plan they call Market Boxx. It would not only bring fresh produce to more people, but also create entrepreneurs, starting in the Sherman Park neighborhood. The project has gotten new energy, since the police killing there of Sylville Smith and the subsequent protests.

Gilmore Girls Popup Coffee Shops

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Okay, so as someone who loves both the Gilmore Girls AND coffee, I have to admit that I think this is brilliant. Coffee shops around the country are going to be briefly converted to Luke's Diner in honor of the new Gilmore Girls episodes that are coming up. I became enamored of the show when I realized that Lorelai and Rory had conversations almost identical to the ones in our household between my own Lorelei and our daughter Margaret.  (and yes, at least my wife spells her name correctly). This sounds like great fun, and there are even some participating coffee shops in Wisconsin - 

Menomonie Market Food Co-op Moves

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 7.31.15

This is at this point fairly old news, but this is a great video showing the move of Menomonie Market across downtown to their new store. Come visit the new store.

That's Amore

That’s Amore: Enduring Restaurant Puts the Italian in Eau Claire

It's an Eau Claire tradition.

New Sites to Host AmeriCorps Farm to School Programs

Release Date: June 30, 2016
                            

Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041 [email protected]

                                                                         or Bill Cosh, Communications Director,

                                                                         608-224-5020 [email protected]

MADISON – Two sites serving four Wisconsin counties will receive hands-on support to grow their Farm to School programs through the service of AmeriCorps. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) AmeriCorps Farm to School Program added the two new host sites to the program and continued partnerships with 14 host sites.

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