The Central Wisconsin Sustainability Newsletter is a collection of local, regional, national and international articles related to a variety of sustainability subjects focused on helping people learn about issues, research and events that impact sustainability in Central Wisconsin. Topic areas include food, farming, sustainable energy, and environmental health covering issues involving land, air and water. A separate topic area provides articles on more in-depth pesticide research.

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Upcoming Events

12th Annual Farmer Tribute Dinner!

person holding sign farm fresh over bell peppers

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

5:00 – 8:00 pm at Farmshed

Farmer Tribute Dinner invites the Farm Fresh Atlas producers to dine on a locally sourced meal in celebration of the harvest.  Community members attend and sponsor the farmers’ meals as a tribute to their hard work.

Each year, Farmshed members and the regional local food community invite Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas farmers to a complimentary meal as we celebrate the end of another growing season.

Community members are encouraged to join in the celebration by purchasing tickets to the dinner and sponsoring a farmer. In addition to the yummy food, a silent auction, music, and dancing round out the evening’s fun. 

Learn more and buy tickets!

Maker’s Market

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 – December 21, 2019

8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church

Our farmer market vendors and additional Makers will be offering their handcrafted goods and housewares for your holiday shopping during regular Winter Market hours. Artists and crafters are invited to join us as daily vendors during this time.  Please note that products should be hand crafted, preferably associated with local food or farm goods. Contact Alicia Razvi (715-544–4777) if interested. The market is held indoors all winter long in the gym of the Redeemer Lutheran Church (Behind Fleet Farm) from 8 am to Noon.

Stevens Point Winter Farmer’s Market

root vegetables on a table

Saturday, November 3, 2019 – April 25, 2020

8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church

New and returning vendors bringing a wide selection of farm fresh and value added products for you to enjoy with a variety of vegetables, meats, breads, beverages, canned goods and much more! On top of that we also have hot breakfast and coffee available for purchase. Stay tuned to our page to learn what’s on the menu each week. The market is held indoors all winter long in the gym of the Redeemer Lutheran Church (Behind Fleet Farm) from 8 am to Noon.

Here’s the list of Vendors:
Alft’s Longhorn Acres
Bakery by the Lake
Big Spring Family Farm
Black Rabbit Farm
Farm Time Out Aquaponics
Growing Earth Farm
Joan Arnold Farm
Kitchens Brew
Loving Awareness
Lowland Bison Ranch
Maple Bee Acres
Mielke’s Farm
Primitive Pastures
Rising Sand Organics
Rural Uprising Bakery
Segura & Sons Mushroom Farm
Sky View Pasta
Stonehouse Farm
Sustainable Dreamer
Whitefeather Organics
Wooly Thyme Micro Farm

2020 Food Fair

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February 8th 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Local Food Fair brings together producers, consumers, local businesses, and educators to celebrate community and the food that’s grown within it. Come one, come all to the region’s largest local food celebration!

The Local Food Fair is always an amazing event for so many reasons, some of them include:

  • Introducing new people to local food resources within Central Wisconsin
  • Generating increased demand for local and sustainably produced food through education and promotion
  • Supporting the growth and development of local farms and food-related businesses
  • Providing networking and collaborative opportunities for farmers, restaurants, businesses and organizations, and expanding the conversation around the local food economy.

For additional details and information about the Chef’s competition, exhibiting, sponsoring or volunteering, visit Central Rivers Farmshed.