In 2006, the REAP Food Group received an NCR-SARE grant to start the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" program in Wisconsin with 12 partners. Recently, four more Madison area restaurants have dedicated themselves to serving locally-grown produce and joined REAP Food Group’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program.
Source: The Badger Herald, Eden Finer
Four Madison area restaurants have dedicated themselves to serving locally-grown produce and joined REAP Food Group’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program.
Buy Fresh Buy Local Manager Theresa Feiner said Heritage Tavern, Banzo, The Freehouse Pub and The...Read More
The 15th Annual Midwest Value Added Agricultural Conference (MVAAC) is taking place January 23-24th, 2014 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. This year, the MVAAC will include an NCR-SARE Farmers Forum with presentations on hop production, using medicinal herbs as alternative cash crops, using forest biomass to create a wildflower nursery, and eliminating buckthorn with goats. Here is more information about the NCR-SARE Farmers Forum presentations:
- Eliminating Invasive Buckthorn with Goats, an Ecological and Habitat Restoration Study, presented by Kim Hunter,of Fossil Ridge Farm; The Green...
When Clare Hintz, Rachel Henderson, and Erin Schneider noticed the lack of knowledge and availability about non-traditional perennial berries in their areas within the midwest, they were on a mission to make currants, honeyberries, and elderberries household names.
In conjunction with an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant project, these three women are holding a "Currant Events Festival" at Hilltop Community Farm in LaValle, WI on July 13 from 10 am-2 pm. They invite their participants to celebrate these special fruits with tastings, orchard tours, a pie contest, live music, and of course...Read More
On Saturday, June 22, SARE grantee Matt Sweeny, of Simple Earth Hops, will be hosting a 2013 Hop Growers Roundtable at Simple Earth Hops, 4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
This commercial hopyard event will feature:
- 9am-Noon, two hops presentations by Matt Sweeny titled: "Marketing Hops" and "Sustainable Hopyard Establishment"
- Noon-1pm, a reception
- 1-3pm, a hop growers forum discussion with a panel of 2 commercial hop growers from Wisconsin
Tickets are $45 per attendee. Order tickets online at http://2013hops.eventbrite.com/#.
Simple Earth Hops operates a 1/4 acre...Read More
This story features NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant recipient and Iowa State University graduate student, Stefan Gailans, and his work on investigating different crop rotations that include canola and winter cover in order to provide farmers with recommendations about establishing alternative systems in Iowa.
Source: Iowa Farmer Today, Gene Lucht
AMES — Imagine an Iowa that is not completely brown and drab in November and March.
That is the Iowa Mary Wiedenhoeft and her fellow researchers at Iowa State University are checking out through their experiments...Read More
Source: Edible Madison, Vanessa Herald
This story features NCR-SARE grant recipient, Julie Engel, and her Coney Garth rabbits. With her SARE project, Engel developed a system for raising rabbits on pasture and built handling equipment that consistently and efficiently herds her rabbit does in a stress-free manner.
“The rabbits and the project have stretched me way beyond where...Read More