From the Board: Living with Plastics

Written by Steve Hanson, MMFC Board of Directors We’ve all had the experience of buying a product and discovering that it comes in a container that is bigger than what we bought, and is also un-recyclable. Many of the things we buy  are over-packaged in materials that will live on forever, and food is only one example. Many of you, our owners, are concerned about food packaging at the co-op. We hear you, and are […]

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June Featured Producer: Deer Creek Cheese

Meet Chris Gentine, owner of The Artisan Cheese Exchange in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. If you ask him he’s not a cheese maker, but a cheese geek. This licensed cheese grader with a sophisticated palate sells under his Deer Creek label and has developed one of the most successful marketing and export companies for American cheesemakers. The Artisan Cheese Exchange acts as a bridge between United States’ cheesemakers and the globe to bring together an assortment of the highest quality artisan, farmstead, organic, and specialty […]

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2019 Fund our Foodshed Grant Recipients

2019 Fund our Foodshed Grant Recipients

We are excited to announce our 2019 Fund Our Foodshed Grant winners!  The Fund our Foodshed program furthers the co-op’s mission of creating a thriving and healthy community by supporting the growth of regional farming, food processing, and product development in the Chippewa Valley. The funded projects strengthen operational infrastructure and increase food production, and help to rebuild our rural community In April 2019, the MMFC Fund Our Foodshed grant committee consisting of MMFC staff, board members, and owners, […]

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From the Board: Neighborhood Cooperation

Wendy MacDougall, Board of Directors I love, love, love spring! It is a time of regaining strength and connections as it takes less time to run out the door; you can bike, walk, and see people in the nicer weather. I love the mud, the soft warm breezes, and even if they feel like they are blowing off a snowbank, it fills me with excitement about the growing season. I enjoy gardening and planting basil […]

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Artist of the Month: Melissa Lackey

Artist of the Month: Melissa Lackey

MMFC May/June Artist Feature:  Melissa Lackey As a graduating senior in the studio art program at UW-Stout, my practice has been primarily housed within sculpture. This being said, I’ve consistently used drawing and image making as a vehicle to create three dimensional spaces. Now that I’ve finished nearly all of my obligations for the semester I wanted to compose a body of work that focused on drawing and image making as a final artifact, rather […]

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