Regional Foods

Land of fresh water, prairie, forest, kettle, and moraine,                                                         land of Native peoples and waves of immigrants, land of farmers, wild crafters, and huntsmen, Wisconsin is home to a diverse array of regional food traditions.  From the Wild rice stands, Lake Michigan Whitefish, Shagbark Hickory Nuts, & heritage apple trees, to the master cheesemakers, CSA farmers, heritage animal farmer, chefs, producers, & gardeners…we live in a place of taste.

Slow Food WiSE seeks to celebrate, preserve, and promote our culturally and biologically diverse food traditions so that there is access to good, clean, and fair food for all in our community.  We work towards this in many ways:

Milwaukee Heritage Apple ProjectEndangered Vegetable ProjectHeritage Turkey Project

Slow Food chapters and members are working to address the rapidly decreasing diversity of foods in their communities. Some focus on consumer interest in bringing back rare foods and food traditions. Some encourage people in their region to support local farmers. Others hold taste education events or film screenings to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity in food and farming. –Slow Food USA