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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DIY Food: Why Every Kid Should Learn to Garden

Written by Eve Adamson. Reposted with permission from STRONGERTOGETHER.COOP When my two sisters and I were in first, second, and third grade respectively, my dad had a great idea. One warm May day, as the three of us stood in the grass of our big backyard watching and wondering what he was up to, he cut 15 six-foot lengths of leftover molding from our recent basement remodel, stuck them into the warming dirt of our […]

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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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Local Vendor: Fizzeology

Delicious Local Ferments from the Driftless   Fermentation is an art as science and Faith Anacker (aka “Dr. Fizz”), has it all figured out — utilizing the harvests of Wisconsin’s driftless region. In addition to running a craft fermentation business Faith is frequently out and about educating people about the techniques and benefits of fermentation. She often reminds that fermented foods are found in all cultures globally and represent ancient wisdom. Fermented foods go beyond […]

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