local food

S Bence

Potawatomi Hotel and Casino on Canal Street has played a central role Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley revitalization.

Not only does it draw tourists eager to try their luck at slot machines or see a concert; Forest County Potawatomi is also making a name for itself in sustainability.

Its 381-room hotel achieved gold LEED certification. And all of Potawatomi’s food waste lands in a $20 million digester - just west of the complex - producing 2 megawatts of electricity.

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Consuming a large of amount of food and drinks is often on everyone's mind around the holiday season, and Wisconsin is a great place to find fresh produce...in the warmer months.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and you are not alone if you have not finished the grocery shopping required to put a holiday meal on your table.

S Bence

With the tag line of “Wisconsin’s Right To Real Food”, leaders will speak tonight at Turner Hall.

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If you’re looking for fresh produce, this is the right time in Wisconsin.  

Susan Bence

A new Milwaukee initiative will be featured at the 8th annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit kicking off Friday. The Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition grew out of a conversation between Will Allen, internationally lauded founder of Growing Power, and UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell.

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Back in June, Steve Perlstein visited Lake Effect to introduce us to The Simmer Truck. Five months later, the truck is thriving.


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Milwaukee is in something of a food renaissance, for restaurants, ingredients, and simply for the interest of people in what goes onto their plate.

Susan Bence

This month, a new quarterly magazine launches with a specific focus on food in Milwaukee.

Susan Bence

Michael Pollan is no stranger to the murky world of food production and how we humans fit in the chain.