From the Board: Why Antitrust Matters

Our cooperatives are a gift to us—a vehicle we can drive to sustain our farms, our neighbors and our markets. by: Mariann Holm, MMFC Board Member In 2018, Wisconsin lost nearly 700 dairy herds. According to a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, the numbers of Wisconsin dairy herds dropped from 15,904 in 2004 to 8,046 in 2019. While the numbers of farms have diminished, the numbers of dairy cattle remain steady, concentrated on larger farms.  […]

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Order Leg of Lamb for Easter

Leg of lamb is a delicious Easter tradition that dates back to ancient times, is common worldwide and prepared in a variety of ways. Lamb at Menomonie Market is sourced locally from Lambalot Acres in Augusta, WI.The Klindworth family raises lamb without the use of antibiotics or hormones on their family farm. This year, pre-orders for bone-in or boneless leg of lamb are available at MMFC! Orders will be accepted through Thursday, April 11th. The […]

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From the Board: Invitation to Owners Financial Open House

You Own a Grocery Store, But How?   When I first began shopping at a local food cooperative about 30 years ago, I had vague ideas why the store was different, none of which centered on who owned it and how it was financed. It wasn’t until I purchased my $100 ownership share of Menomonie Market 15 years ago did I begin to understand what co-op ownership means, and my responsibility in that ownership.  On […]

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Local Farmer Feature: Harvest Moon Organics

Harvest Moon Organics Local, organic poultry is now available thanks to a family in Cadott, WI.   Tell us about the farm. The farm is owned and operated by us; Andrew, Emily, and our three children. We purchased the farm 8 years ago and it was in need of major repair. We spent years fixing buildings, tearing down ones that were in disrepair, making fence, and getting it ready to be a usable farm again. […]

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Artist of the Month: Stephanie Howell

March and April Featured Artist:  Stephanie Howell Stephanie Howell is a young artist from Roberts, Wisconsin who is currently a sophomore in Industrial Design with a minor in illustration at UW-Stout. Stephanie has been involved in the arts since she could pick up a pencil. Her work is focused on illustrating the stories and struggles of women through the lens of her own experiences with anxiety, depression, and other issues that come with this modern […]

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