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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Celebrate Terra Madre Day, December 10, 2013!

Celebrate Terra Madre Day, December 10, 2013!

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 …

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Q&A Beaver Dam Pepper

Q&A Beaver Dam Pepper

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 …

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September Membership Drive

September Membership Drive

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!

http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ways-of-giving 

 

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Eat Local Milwaukee Dinner

Kate Oscarson
www.wilocavore.blogspot.com

 

The Eat Local Milwaukee Challenge is coming to an end, and I certainly used it as an opportunity to try some of Milwaukee’s locally sourced restaurants.  In two weeks I visited more restaurants that I usually would in twice that long.  Both I and my budget are on an eat at home diet for a little bit, but I feel the Challenge is worth supporting!

But, even after all that eating out, the best meal was still the one that kicked it all off: The …

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Take the Eat Local Challenge

Take the Eat Local Challenge

Did you know that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels over 1,500 miles to reach your plate?

It’s true. Now imagine the impact that distance has upon the freshness of the food we’re eating, the amount of fuel that’s used to transport that food, and the farms which grow that food.

Does it make you think?

If you’re like many Americans, you’re becoming more aware of the impact your buying decisions have on your health, the economy, and the earth.

During the Milwaukee Eat Local Challenge, …

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