Local products sometimes cost more than their conventional counterparts. There are a number of reasons why this may be the case. First, large agricultural corporations receive subsidies (basically grant money that does not need to be paid back). Second, larger food companies often work with machinery that allows them to produce a larger quantity. By
Despite the chilly weather, summer is on the way. With the warmer temps, you and your family will spend more time outdoors and be more active, too. Here are some tips to keep you and your children safe as you venture off into the great outdoors. Use sun protection. Sunscreen has been the go-to sun
River Road Farm is located just south of Ashland, near the town of Sanborn. Operated by Todd and Kelsey Rothe, the farm consists of 30 acres with about one acre currently in production.
River Road currently grows spinach, lettuce, mixed greens, turnips, radishes, carrots, beets, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. They also have added a variety of berries to the mix. Todd and Kelsey plan to operate their farm in accordance with biodynamic principles and are looking at becoming certified organic.
As part of the Chequamegon Food Co-op’s new farmer agreement program “Produce Promises,” River Road will supply the Co-op with mixed salad greens, cilantro, and radishes. They may fill in with other crops as they become available.
Founded in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Big Water Coffee Roasters in Bayfield, Wisconsin specialize in robust coffee roasts created on site. The enthusiasm of owners Jon and Danielle Ewalt come through in every bag of coffee. They sell a variety of coffees at Chequamegon Food Co-op, all with Big Water’s unique flavor profile. Soon,
The Chequamegon Food Co-op recently pledged to increase the percentage of local products it carries by signing the Superior Compact. Superior Compact signatories aim to purchase 20 percent of their products locally by 2020. The document is a purchasing commitment developed by the Lake Superior Good Food Network, a group of regional organizations working to
Four generations have worked the waters around Bayfield, Wisconsin to supply fish for Bodin Fisheries. On the shores of Lake Superior, Bodin Fisheries operate a dock, warehouse, and retail shop. They specialize in fresh, frozen, and smoked Lake Superior trout and whitefish. Fishing boats leave the docks daily to harvest fresh Lake Superior fish. The
With the sweet smell of lavender and honey or the warm scent of cedarwood and goat’s milk, Sweet Pea Soaps offers a wide range of options. Owner Jennifer DeLonay makes each batch of soap by hand using an olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil base. Formerly based out of her home in Marengo, Wisconsin,