by Jamie Stark | 09/06/2011 - 6:04pm

Troy Gardens builds a thriving community around urban agriculture

by Anna Asendorf | 08/24/2011 - 3:41pm

Two unique communities meet to buy and sell locally-farmed fruits and vegetables

Tags: Food
by Jamie Stark | 08/04/2011 - 8:38pm

Tom and Rose Ann Parslow at Lacy Garden in Fitchburg.Tom and Rose Ann Parslow at Lacy Garden in Fitchburg.This is the first in a continuing series of snapshots of some of Madison’s  community gardens, a “virtual garden show.” For more, click here.

by Mai Vang | 08/04/2011 - 8:28pm

Atwood Summerfest, a fundraiser and community building event organized by a corp of volunteers from the Goodman Community Center, gathered hundreds of people on Saturday for some good food and music that can only be found on Madison’s east side.

by Mai Vang | 08/02/2011 - 2:00pm

Although the value and practice of agriculture tend to dissipate as younger generations become more and more acculturated into American norms, for one area Hmong student, farming provided the motivation to further her education and strive for a different future.

by Anna Asendorf | 07/31/2011 - 1:50pm

Elementary school students enjoy local, fresh produce while learning about healthy eating

by Anna Asendorf | 07/19/2011 - 11:24am

The locally-owned grocery store aims to educate consumers about the benefits of environmentally friendly seafood

Tags: Food, West
by Anna Asendorf | 07/11/2011 - 9:44am

Serving hobby gardeners and commercial and organic farmers alike, the Dane County Food System provides research and expert-based solutions to growers in the area.

Tags: Food, Education
by Anna Asendorf | 06/30/2011 - 2:29pm

Metcalfe’s Market has been named the number one supermarket in Wisconsin for seafood sustainability by the environmental organization Greenpeace.

Tags: Food
by Rory Linnane | 05/16/2011 - 11:08am

It wasn’t your ordinary BLT.

On March 30, when the 93rd customer of the day ordered lunch at the new Slow Food Café, the student chefs were nearly out of ingredients for their “Big, Local and Tasty” sandwich. What the customer got was a “bacon grilled cheese mash up.”

by Rory Linnane | 05/10/2011 - 4:55pm

When it comes time to plant new peas at the Lapham Elementary School garden this year, there might not be anyone there to do it.

Jim Hansen, who for five years has coordinated the garden and introduced hundreds of students to the soil, plants and critters, might not be able to continue working at Lapham if his position is defunded.

Like most school garden initiatives, Hansen’s position is tenuous, dependent on funding from parent groups and grants.

“Trying to run any kind of project on soft money, I think, is really dicey,” he said.

by Rory Linnane | 05/10/2011 - 4:09pm

State farmers worry about cuts to BadgerCare, farmland preservation programs

Tags: Food, City