When Bob Dylan said, “I ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s Farm no more”, we’re not sure he had a chance to see Farmer Maggie in action, growing her herbs and heirlooms for home gardens across Southeastern Wisconsin. A former Information Systems Analyst, Maggie in 1999 took her love of herb, vegetable, and flower gardening to the next level and soon after retirement, moved with her husband to their dream “hobby farm” in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. This “hobby farm” now extends across 10 acres with three vegetable plots, …Read More »
Bay View Plant Sale
We’re looking for volunteers to help us at the Bay View Plant Sale on Saturday, May 31st. The sale goes from 7:00-1:00 we need volunteers to sign up for a shift either 7 am to 9 am, 9 am to 11 am or 11 am to 1 pm. We’re looking for two people at the booth for each shift. Email Morgan if you’re interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking for volunteers to make deliveries of Ark of Taste Veggies to people who purchase a …Read More »
Slow Food WiSE is very excited to offer an Ark of Taste Vegetable Set ready to plant in your own home garden. Enjoy the best of the season at the peak of ripeness all summer long.
The Slow Food Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By growing and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates.
Slow Food WiSE has selected a set of 6 regional vegetable plants that are well suited …Read More »
Over the last several years, Slow Food has become almost synonymous with local food. Indeed, shopping locally helps ensure that we are encouraging many of the values of Slow Food. Although local is not inherently better, when we buy from the farmers in our community, we can see first-hand how the land is being treated, we can see our dollars supporting our local economy, and we know our food is fresher for it has not been picked early and shipped …Read More »
Terra Madre, or Mother Earth in Italian, is a day dedicated to the celebration of local foods. You can join in the celebration by enjoying our locally produced foods or an endangered food item. Like endangered animals, many unique traditional foods are facing the risk of disappearing. In order to slow this process down and highlight these unique food products, Slow Food has established the Ark of Taste. The Ark of Taste is a living catalog of distinct foods that are vanishing. Over 200 foods …Read More »
“Growing peaches is gambling,” Andrew Klauck of County Line Orchard says with a knowing smile. Like any good entrepreneur, he likes to take calculated risks. When he began the journey of growing peaches in Wisconsin, Klauck’s family told him that he was crazy. His children said that peaches could not be grown on Wisconsin soil in Wisconsin weather. A nearby neighbor sold peaches, but he brought them up from Michigan.
Cheryl, his wife and partner in the family farm, says that he “likes to prove people …Read More »
Oh my pepperazzi has there has been a lot of coverage on the Beaver Dam Pepper this month! The pepper has been discussed on two radio stations, AM1170 WFDL and Wisconsin Public Radio, mentioned in in the news locally and out of state, been the topic of conversation at a Friends of Real Food event, featured in a cooking demonstration at the South Shore Farmers’ Market & Fondy Farmers’ Market, and there’s still more to come!
Here are the answers to some of the questions we have gotten about …Read More »
Special offer for September!
Join or renew your membership with Slow Food USA and select Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast as your local chapter! For every member who joins/renews with us this September, Slow Food WiSE will send you your very own packet of Beaver Dam Pepper Seeds!
Visit Slow Food USA’s website to join or renew now! Slow Food Membership is a tax-deductible donation and goes towards promoting good, clean, and fair food for all! There is room for everyone at our table!
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What’s in Season in Wisconsin?
Communities around the state are bustling at local farmers’ markets. Within the last week, I visited two of them, one in Sheboygan and the other in Madison, Wisconsin. The fruits and vegetables at Farmers’ Markets can sometimes be overwhelming, and it can be a challenge to think of no-fuss ways of getting that fresh market food onto the table. This article features what’s available and shares a few ideas for meal planning.
Berries and Rhubarb: The Pies Have It
Rain hit the earth …Read More »
Last month Carolyn Swabek and I had the wonderful opportunity to be able to attend the national Slow Food Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The conference opened with an energetic and promising discussion by Katherine Deumling, Chair of the Slow Food USA Board of Directors and Richard McCarthy, the new Executive Director of Slow Food USA. They discussed the refocusing of Slow Food’s mission to better serve local chapters and to focus on equity and inclusion in all programs. They also cautioned us …Read More »