Food

 

by Logan Garcia | 08/16/2017 - 11:41am

 Courtney Ross and Clay Yapp work on pizzas for Farm Fresh Pizza Nights at Troy Farm. Ross is a current student in the Beginning Farmers Training program at the farm, and Yapp completed it in 2006 (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).Courtney Ross and Clay Yapp work on pizzas for Farm Fresh Pizza Nights at Troy Farm. Ross is a current student in the Beginning Farmers Training program at the farm, and Yapp completed it in 2006 (Logan Garcia/Madison Commons).

Farming can be more fun than traveling Central America or studying bald eagles, according to Courtney Ross, who graduated with a degree in biology from UW-Steven’s Point earlier this year.

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by Samantha Loomis | 07/10/2017 - 10:10am

FoodShare recipients can now reap the benefits of Willy Street Co-op’s Double Dollars program year-round.

The Double Dollars program is designed to create greater access to fresh and healthy food for Madison’s FoodShare recipients.

by Gretchen Christensen | 06/12/2017 - 3:49pm

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by Lauren Ann Sklba | 04/13/2017 - 2:28pm

Food carts scattered about Capitol Square mark the coming of warmer weather in Madison. But where do these street vendors go when Wisconsin winter make serving food outside nearly impossible?

For El Grito Taqueria, a food cart known for its seasonal menu and innovative use of local ingredients, the off-season is a time for inspiration and rejuvenation.

Joshua Barraza and Matthew Danky, the Wisconsin-native team behind El Grito, spend their winters traveling for the betterment of the business.

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by Maija Inveiss | 04/12/2017 - 6:52pm

While vegetables have not always been a kid’s best friend, REAP is trying to change that by normalizing and exposing kids in the classroom.

Through the Farm to School program, the REAP Food Group brings fresh, local and sustainable foods directly to the Madison Metropolitan School District’s classrooms. Natasha Smith, the Farm to School program director, said for many students they would not have access or exposure to the fresh produce without the various programs.

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by Trina La Susa | 02/21/2017 - 3:24pm

Co-op expects to increase starting pay to $13.62 using a multi-year implementation plan.

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by Maija Inveiss | 02/18/2017 - 11:28am

In early January, REAP Food Group welcomed a new executive director, focused on engaging citizens of Madison to work on farm to school programming and local, sustainable produce. 

Helen Sarakinos, the executive director of REAP, joined the team after working with the River Alliance of Wisconsin for many years. Most recently, she was the policy director, striving to keep people engaged in decision making.

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by Gretchen Christensen | 02/13/2017 - 4:18pm

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by Trina La Susa | 02/01/2017 - 3:24pm

In the annual report for the 2016 fiscal year, the Willy Street Co-op made profitable strides and predicts a bright outlook for 2017

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by Trina La Susa | 01/04/2017 - 1:39pm

During Wisconsin's long winter, Graft’s still works to find ingredients from close to home

by Trina La Susa | 12/22/2016 - 10:35am

Beginners beekeeping classes are taught in the Madison area from January through May

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by Trina La Susa | 10/25/2016 - 1:59pm

A popular farmers' market new partnership will bring more variety to the booth

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