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April 2014
$25

Spring Garden Planning Workshop

Apr 12, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Whether this is your inaugural garden or you are looking to expand your knowledge, join us for a morning of spring garden preparation. In this hands-on class, we will cover: 
- how to create different types of raised beds 
- ways to add nutrients to your soil and prepare for spring planting 
- utilizing row cover and cold frames to protect plants from late frosts and extend your growing season 
- which plants are cold hardy and can be started in your garden!

Cost: $25 until …

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$50

Mustard Making with Master Preserver Christina Ward

Apr 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Simple and gourmet mustards are easy to make and can for long-term storage. Join Master Preserver, Christina Ward to learn to create mustards and how to process them for long-term storage. This is a “hands-on” class!  All participants will work together to prepare the mustards. All jars and supplies will be provided. Take home finished products.

Cost: $50 per person until 4/2, $55 after. To register, please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (847) 946-5565

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$30

Seed Saving Workshop and Seed Swap

Apr 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wellspring Education Center,
4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090 United States
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Learn the importance of preserving seed and our food crop heritage! Experts from Seed Savers Exchange will lead a lecture and a hands-on demonstration, covering both wet and dry seed saving techniques. Go home with the knowledge to start saving seed from your own garden!

Educators from Slow Food WISE will also share their Ark of Taste Project – a living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction – and will discuss ways to access and grow these heirloom varieties in your garden!

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March 2014

12th Annual Local Farmer Open House

Mar 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park,
1500 E. Park Place Milwaukee, WI
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12th Annual Local Farmer Open House

Saturday March 8th, 11 am – 3 pm at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park.

Free Know your farmer. Know your food. Meet and support your local farmers. Connect to get farm-fresh produce & more. Whether you are just learning about Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) or have been a member for years, this is a great once-a-year opportunity to talk with local farmers, learn about their growing practices and share options, and choose which farm is best for you and …

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February 2014
$60

VGI’s Fruity Nutty Affair

Feb 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center,
790 N Van Buren St Milwaukee,
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YOU ARE INVITED! Come celebrate with the neighborhood orchard recipients of the 2014 Fruity Nutty 5 Contest. Join us for fun with delicious local food, libations, dancing and more, including a silent and live auction to fund the planting of the awarded orchards. Come to raise a toast and an urban orchard!

Our 4th annual celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary cocktail hour. At 7:00, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, followed by a presentation of the Fruity Nutty 5 winners, then live swing music, dancing and …

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January 2014
$30

8th Annual Restaurants Under Glass!

Jan 31, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mitchell Park Domes,
524 S. Layton Blvd Milwaukee, 53215
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8th Annual Restaurants Under Glass!
On January 31st, Milwaukee’s top restaurants offer samples of their menus for an elegant evening with amazing food tastings.
Advance purchase will be available approximately one month prior to event. Admission: $30 per person, includes unlimited tastings. Make sure to stop by our booth at this event as well! Follow the event on Facebook.

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Wisconsin Local Food Summit

Jan 31, 2014 @ 8:00 am - Feb 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
MATC Milwaukee,
1015 North Sixth Street Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Register now for the 8th annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit being held January 31st and February 1st at MATC in Downtown Milwaukee. For more information and to register visit their website.

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November 20132013

Bavette – Uplands Cheese & Meat Raffle

Nov 13, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bavette La Boucherie,
330 E Menomonee Street Milwaukee,
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We are excited to announce that on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm, Bavette will be hosting an Uplands cheese tasting and meat raffle. Uplands Cheese Company out of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, is the producer of award winning artisan cheeses Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Rush Creek Reserve. These cheeses truly are seasonal and reflect the unique flavors of the farm’s milk and the season.

It will be an evening of all things Uplands. Firstly, there will be a tasting of the Uplands award winning artisan cheeses, presented by …

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Wisconsin Cheese Originals Festival

Nov 1, 2013 - Nov 2, 2013

Wisconsin Cheese Originals Festival
Celebrate the arrival of American Artisanal Cheese November 1st and 2nd in Madison. Plan to meet your favorite Wisconsin cheesemaker through a variety of events, including creamery and farm tours, cheesemaker dinners, tasting seminars, and the popular Meet the Cheesemaker Gala. The festival is hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Originals, a member-based organization dedicated to celebrating Wisconsin artisan cheeses and cheesemakers. If you attended our Artisanal Cheese Event in July, you helped to supporttheir scholarship fund for beginning cheesemakers! Visit their website for …

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October 2013

Farm Fresh Atlas Fundraiser Dinner

Oct 26, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Oconomowoc Lake Club,
4668 Lake Club Cir Oconomowoc, WI
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Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin 
Real Farms, Real Food, Real Fun! Support your local Farm Fresh Atlas and keep it coming for years to c  ome by atten  ding their fundraising dinner and silent auction. The event will be held at Oconomowoc Lake Club on Saturday, October 26th beginning at 6:00 pm. Visit their website for more information and to register!

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