Attend a workshop or cooking demo:

Food Advocacy & Policy 101- Mary Rya

Getting Kids Excited About Eating Locally presented by Annie Wegner LeFort

Teaching children to eat locally doesn't have to be a chore. This workshop will teach you tips and tricks to get kids excited about local foods at the farmer's market and involve them directly in choosing and preparing fresh, local foods

Ark of Taste: How to save our local heritage foods - Jennifer Casey of Slow Food WISE

Jennifer Casey will engage attendees in a discussion of how we can preserve our local food heritage through the Slow Food Ark of Taste, a catalog of over 200 foods that are in danger of extinction. You’ll gain a greater understanding of biodiversity and why it matters. You will also find out ways to get involved in the preservation of food history.

New this year: workshops will also be available to teach the basics of canning (at 11:45am), composting, and urban bee-keeping (at 2pm).

Cooking Demo:

Eating Locally on a Budget with Judy Mayer of Outpost Natural Foods

Judy Mayer will demonstrate ways to eat delicious local food on a tight budget. Hints, tips, and tricks will include planning ahead, spending time in the kitchen, and ways to avoid processed foods. You'll see how easy and rewarding it is to shop the sales and focus on local and seasonal food while sticking to your budget. Presentation will include recipes and recommendations for what to do with the abundance of kale from the garden!

Visit and shop with these local producers and businesses:

  • Angelic Bakehouse
  • Becky's Blissful Bakery
  • Beepod's Honey
  • Bliffert's Lumber and Supply -
    for all you need in home canning supplies
  • Bolzano Artisan Meats
  • Boswell Books
  • Cocina de Leon
  • Just Coffee Cooperative
  • Milwaukee Empty Bowls
  • Milwaukee Mustard Company
  • Milwaukee Pizza Company
  • NessAlla Kombucha
  • Sugar River Dairy

    (last updated 8/5/13)

Get lots of tips and info from:

  • Outpost Natural Foods Co-op
  • Friends of Real Food/Urban Ecology Center
  • MKE Foodies
  • Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast

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