April 7, 2014 - 4:30am
WAFER executive director Erin Waldhart says today is a rare day, since they have milk on hand to give to clients who need milk. Photo: Maureen McCollum / WPR News
Despite being in the Dairy state, Wisconsin's food banks and pantries aren't getting as many milk donations as they'd like.
April 4, 2014 - 10:45am
Organic vegetables from a Wisconsin CSA farm. Organic producers will consider forming a national research and promotional board, as other growers have for crops, meat and animal products. Photo: Brian Hoffman (CC-BY-NC-SA)
Organic farmers and producers will be deciding this year if they should create a federally backed marketing board that could help grow the industry. We've all heard the slogans “Beef: It's What's for Dinner,” and “Pork: The Other White Meat.” Those campaigns were brought to the public by the...
March 31, 2014 - 11:15am
Public health advocates say that as more people move to cities, a number of concerns will have to be addressed to keep larger communities healthy and sustainable.
March 24, 2014 - 10:30am
The bill would have allowed qualified home bakers to sell cookies even without having used a commercial kitchen. Photo: NotLiz (CC-BY-NC-SA)
One of the bills that didn't make it to the state Assembly floor for a vote before the end of the session was one that would allow the sale of many home-prepared goods . In the words of supporter Lisa Kivirist, the “cookie bill” now has a little bit more time to bake. Kivirist is an owner of Inn...
March 20, 2014 - 3:45pm
Community Supported Agriculture has been described as bringing food directly from farm to table. Now there's an effort bring the farm even closer to the consumer: by having more CSA drop off sites at workplaces. The state's Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program has awarded $35,000 to a group...
March 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Judges at the 2014 World Cheese Championship Photo: Terry Bell / WPR News
Between sampling havarti, Parmesan, and feta at the World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison this week, Wisconsin's cheese makers are wondering if their prized cheeses will have to go by a new name at the next competition. As part of ongoing trade negotiations, the European Union wants U.S...
March 5, 2014 - 10:30am
Pearl Street Brewery Brewmaster Joe Katchever and Sales and Marketing Director Tami Plourde at their brewery. They're just two of the state's 9,891 craft beer employees, according to the Brewers Association. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR
Wisconsin's brewers are hopeful that a proposed state beer commission could strengthen their industry as a whole.
February 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Four Wisconsin restaurants serving regional food are amonge this year's James Beard Award semi-finalists. The award is considered the Oscar of the culinary world.
January 28, 2014 - 7:15pm
A student group at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hoping to win a national contest that will help them feed the hungry. UW-Green Bay is one of seven schools in the running to get a “campus kitchen” grant. Its entry is from a student organization called, Feeding the Hungry and Reducing Waste...
January 22, 2014 - 4:45pm
Above, wine barrels in the cellars of Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac. Photo: Nic Stage (CC-BY-SA)
Wineries want to end a ban on children attending facility tours, and another on product sampling at trade events.