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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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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Baldwin Greenhouse Microgreens

If you are interested in learning about growing microgreens at home, James of Baldwin Greenhouse is offering an informative class at MMFC on Saturday, February 16th 10-11am. Meet James Karlson, owner of Baldwin Greenhouse to learn a little about his business and why he loves microgreens.   How did Baldwin Greenhouse get its start?  The Baldwin Greenhouse was started in 1935 by the Kimball Family.  After WWII, John Christianson expanded it to the size it […]

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Organic Advocates & Growers of Delicious Corn and Melons: Wheatfield Hill Organics

Organic farmers are the stewards of healthy soils, knowing on a cellular level that the foods grown from those soils are some of the healthiest foods available to humans. Wheatfield Hill Organics is one of those farms, a fifth generation family-run operation in Durand, WI that converted to organic practices over twenty years ago, before organics became an everyday household term. The Kees family have become vocal and active advocates for the protection of organic […]

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2018 Fund Our Foodshed Grant Awards

In April 2018 Menomonie Market Food Co-op launched the Fund our Foodshed Grant Program. Grant funds are generated by co-op customers through a round-up at the register program. The program furthers the co-op’s mission of creating a thriving and healthy foodshed by supporting the growth of regional farming, food processing, and product development in the Chippewa Valley. The 2018 Fund our Foodshed cycle raised $3,250 in individual contributions and a donation by the co-op. In […]

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