Think It’s COOL To Know Where Your Meat Comes From?

COOL, or Country of Origin Labeling, tells you just that. Or at least it used to …

“We’ve been here all along, proudly producing the food we all eat,” says Terry Groth, owner of Farm 45 in Jackson, WI.

On June 11, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the law requiring country of origin labels on beef, poultry and pork. If passed, consumers won’t know what country their meat came from. “Next it will move onto the Senate and most likely pass to appease …

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Growing Power $7 Benefit Show

What can you do for $7 on a Friday night? How do three of your favorite Milwaukee bands performing live at the Cactus Club in Bay View sound? Mark your calendar: July 3rd, 8 p.m.

Local bands perform live at the Cactus Club on July 3rd to support Growing Power.

It’s a trio of psychedelic rock, folk and alternative country as The Fatty Acids, Ladders, and Heavy Leaves take the stage in the best kind of benefit show, the kind where you get to kick back …

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Community Cooks Learn Korean Cuisine

Personal Chef Karen Gill shares her experiences in Asia and offers samples of soju to the Community Cooks group.

“Who here has tried soju?” asks Chef Karen Gill, as she pours a round of shots for the thirteen cooking students (all over 21) in her living room. “It’s about 20% ABV, made from rice.” In Korea, it’s not uncommon to walk the streets sipping on a bottle, she explains. But we stop after a modest taste and move into the kitchen, where we’re introduced to …

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6 Foods You Can Save From Extinction

What is an Ark of Taste kit?

Every year, Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast selects half a dozen plants from a catalog of endangered foods—called Ark of Taste—to sell to home gardeners. For $30 ($25 for members), you can purchase the entire 6-pack and help restore the longtime tradition of growing and sharing delicious food.

Learn more about the cultural significance and flavor profiles of this year’s Ark of Taste picks, and consider making room in your garden for these treasured varieties. Or hey, maybe Mom’s garden bed …

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Foodie Book Club!

There a few things better than curling up with a good book.  How about curling up with a good book about food? Sounds good, right?

Well, we’ve been talking with our friends in the Friends of Real Food Group that meets at the Riverside Urban Ecology Center every month, and have decided to start a book club co-sponsored by Slow Food WiSE and Friends of Real Food!

The book club is open to anyone who is interested, and will be

led, at least for the first few books, by board members …

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A Slow Meat update: better, less

The Slow Meat conference in Denver this June was one heckuva meat meet. All puns aside, mainstream meat production in this country encourages some of the worst practices in livestock management–and moving the dial toward the better would amount to enormous systemic change in an industry fueled by demands of fast and cheap.

So how can we as consumers use our purchasing power to buy good, clean, and fair meat? How do we know how to read labels, source good food, and restructure our plates? Read …

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Slow Meat: down on the farm with Farm 45, LLC

It’s like camping without a tent.. I want them (the sheep) to be as happy and healthy as they can get. –Terry Groth, Farm 45, LLC

A few weekends ago, we enjoyed an afternoon at Farm 45 LLC in Jackson for an event called “BBQ on the Banks”. Owner Terry Groth, together with representatives from Town and Country RC&D and the River Alliance of Wisconsin, accompanied guests on a walking tour to discuss the livestock management techniques he uses to steward his land, its soil and …

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All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

All About – Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries!

Ground cherries (also known as husk tomatoes) were recorded as early as 1837 in Pennsylvania. Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry is a Polish variety cherished for its unique super sweet taste! They are generally easy to grow.

Ground cherries should start bearing fruit in late July to August and continue until the first frost. If the fruit falls to the ground before they are ripe, don’t worry! Simply gather up the dropped cherries with the husks on and keep them at room temperature …

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Slow Meat: A Meeting of the Minds About Meat

Slow Meat: A Meeting of the Minds About Meat

“I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade.” –Wendell Berry

Although Wendell Berry himself wasn’t able to attend the conference, his daughter, Mary, was there to remind us that, though industrial meat production has turned into a global issue, by focusing on your county, town, and …

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Milwaukee and its Apple

Milwaukee and its Apple

Whether during our cold wintery days, or our sizzling summery ones, an apple can always hit the spot, wouldn’t you agree? A crunchy apple can freshen you up, and a smooth apple cider can warm your soul; it’s always a good idea to talk about apples!

The apple fruit has been a symbol for eternal youth, fertility, love and temptation in mythology, religion and art. Here is a quote from Plato which illustrates one of its symbols: “I throw the apple at you, and if you …

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