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10 Ways to Support Your Local Foodshed in the Milwaukee Driftless Region

10 Ways to Support Your Local Foodshed in the Milwaukee Driftless Region

Wondering what a food shed is anyway? A food shed is the geographical area between where food is produced and where the food is consumed. Having a true and earnest desire to eat locally won’t steer you wrong. Just being aware that it is important and making any small step to go in that direction will make a difference. Here are few ideas to move you in that direction.

  1. Find out what grows locally, seasonally AND sustainably in your area – This may seem simple, but I am still amazed by some of the produce that grows in my region

LotFotL 2013 Planting List

13 Transplanting Plan for LotFotL

CROP CULTIVAR
beet bulls bloodsu)
beet chioggia
beet touchstone gold
bok choy mei qing choi
broccoli gypsy
broccoli imperial
broccoli marathon
broccoli blue wind
broccoli green magic
broccoli bay meadows
broccoli arcadia
brussel sprouts diablo
brussel sprouts gustus
cabbage tendersweet(spring)
cabbage red express
cabbage deadon(fall)
cabbage storage #4(fall)
cabbage tendersweet(spring)
cabbage red express
cauliflower bishop
cauliflower graffiti
cauliflower vitaverde
celery root brilliant
chard bright lights
chard rhubarb and fordhook mix
cilantro
corn xtra tender 277a untreated
corn mirai 350bc
corn xtra tender 277a untreated
corn mirai 350bc
corn xtra tender 277a untreated
corn mirai 350bc
cucumber poona keera
cucumber lemon
cucumber diva(hh)
cucumber olympian
cucumber h-19 little leaf
cutting celery afina
dill fern leaf
eggplant barbarella
eggplant nubia
eggplant dancer
fennel zefa fino
fennel zefa fino
flower sprouts kaleidoscope
hon tsai tai hon tsai tai
hon tsai tai hon tsai tai
kale redbor
kale toscano
kale winterbor
kale nagoya
kohlrabi kossak
kohlrabi kolibri
kohlrabi kolibri
kohlrabi kolibri
kohlrabi winner
kohlrabi superschmeltz
komatsuna red komatsuna
leek lincoln
leek lincoln
leek tadorna
lettuce italienischer
lettuce salanova foundation
lettuce salanova premier
lettuce nancy
lettuce skyphos
lettuce panisse
lettuce helvius
lettuce oscarde
lettuce nevada
lettuce italienischer
lettuce cherokee(red summer)
lettuce oscarde(red oak)
lettuce pannise(green oak)
lettuce nevada(green summer)
lettuce new red fire(red leaf)
lettuce sylvesta(green butter)
melon halona
melon diplomat(galia)
melon san juan(hh)
melon savor(hh)
melon lilly
mizuna kyoto
mizuna red rain
napa minuet
napa minuet
onion alisa craig
onion sierra blanca
onion pontiac
onion red bull
onion gunnison
onion patterson
onion red wing
onion bridger
parsley giant of italy
pepper yankee bell
pepper gourmet
pepper sweet chocolate
pepper snapper
pepper flavorburst
pepper ace(hh)
pepper lunchbox yellow
pepper lunchbox orange
pepper lunchbox red
pumpkin musque de provenancee
pumpkin baby pam
radicchio perseo
romanesco veronica
rutabaga american purple
scallion guardsmen
scallion nabechan
scallion nabechan
shallot saffron
shallot ambition
sorrel sorrel
summer squash noche
summer squash y-star
summer squash zephyr
summer squash raven
summer squash 8 ball
summer squash tigress
summer squash flying saucer
tatsoi tatsoi
tomato paragon(78)
tomato charger(78)
tomato-cherry golden nugget
tomato-cherry sungold
tomato valley girl(65)
tomato celebrity(72)
tomato defiant(70)
tomato taxi(64)
tomato orange blossom(60)
tomato-heirloom black prince
tomato-heirloom green zebra
tomato-heirloom prudens purple
tomato-heirloom striped german
tomato-heirloom cherokee purple
tomato-heirloom hungarian heart
tomato-heirloom red zebra
tomato-roma speckled roman
watermelon cream of saskatchewan
watermelon petite yellow
watermelon peace
watermelon moon and stars
watermelon sweet dakota rose
winter squash butternut(metro pmr)
winter squash acorn(tiptop pmr)
winter squash buttercup( burghess)
winter squash delicata
winter squash pinnacle
winter squash jester
yukina savoy yukina savoy

Direct Sown cropping plan

CROP
arugula
arugula
arugula
arugula
beans
beans
beans
beans
beans
carrot
carrot
carrot
carrot
carrot
cilantro
cilantro
cilantro
edamame
peas
peas
peas
radish
radish
radish
radish
radish
radish
salsify
spinach(fall)
spinach(fall)
spinach(fall)
spinach(fall)
spinach(fall)
spinach(fall)
sweet potatoes
turnip
turnip
turnip
turnip
parsnip
beet
beet
beet

 

The Farm Bill – Resources for Today

Today, Friday, May 18, 2012, the House Subcommittee on Agriculture will be holding public hearings in Washington, DC on the 2012 Farm Bill.

These are the people to talk to!

You are encouraged to contact your legislators on this issue so that you can tell them what you would like to see in the bill (and what should be left out).

Some of the issues that are of concern to Community Supported Agriculture and sustainable farming interests are highlighted in this summary page from National Sustainable Agriculture Commission.

Unfortunately, the Farm Bill is already the subject of partisan politics and is one of the tools being used to highlight the faults of opponents on both sides.

Don

Cauliflower and Kale Stem Soup

h3>Cauliflower and Kale Stem Soup

1 small cauliflower (1.5 lb)
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups kale stems, chopped into small pieces
1 yukon gold potato, cubed
carrot greens OR 1/2 cup fresh parsley, leaves only
1 quart stock

Remove the green part of the cauliflower and any leaves. Cut it up into small florets, setting aside a few for the garnish.

Saut

Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes

oney Mustard Roasted Potatoes

Makes 4 servings

4 large (about 2 lbs.) baking potatoes
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
Peel potatoes and cut each into 6 to 8 pieces. In large saucepan, cover potatoes with salted water; bring to a boil. Simmer potatoes 12-15 minutes, until barely tender. Drain. Combine mustard, honey and thyme in small bowl. In large bowl, toss potatoes with honey-thyme mustard until coated evenly. Arrange potatoes on foil-lined baking sheet, sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes at 375