Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Bloody Awesome

Elk Lake Tavern steps up Bloody Mary game

Samantha Kobbs

The competition for Best Bloody in the Chippewa Valley just got stiffer as underdog Elk Lake Tavern moved its way up the power rankings. Just a few miles straight west of Eau Claire at 10500 W. Cameron St., this ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Keeping It Local

Menomonie Market Food Co-op awards grant to local farms for projects

Rebecca Mennecke

The Menomonie Market Food Co-op recently awarded $3,000 to local farmers as a part of its Fund Our Foodshed grant. The grant offers small farms the opportunity to expand aspects of their businesses in ways they otherwise ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Get Ready for Farm Technology Days

Eau Claire’s Huntsinger Farms will host huge statewide AG event next Summer

Tom Giffey

For those of us who live in cities – even here in the Chippewa Valley, where the natural world remains close at hand – it’s easy to forget the vital importance of agriculture. While the population of Eau Claire County is largely urban, agriculture remains big business ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Seeds of Goodwill

UWEC library volunteers are having a good thyme in the garden

Steph Mickelson

On a small patch of land next to the Forest Street Community Gardens, you’ll find the McIntyre Library Community Garden. “I was looking for a community service project that fit my interests and hobbies, gardening is one,” said Roxanne Backowski, who started ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Following Her Bakery Dreams

Gracie Girl baking business will launch this summer

Haley Wright

Gracie Hauser, a 19 year-old from Thorp, is following her dream, taking her passion for baking healthy items to the next level by launching an online bakery that ships nationwide and a brick-and-mortar store ...

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

The Taste of Learning

CVTC culinary program plans regular lunch service next spring

Lauren Fisher

The Culinary Management Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College will spend the next two semesters preparing students for the ultimate test of knowledge and skill. In the spring of 2020 ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

The Marigold

rooted in sisterhood and sandwiches

Lea Kopke

Upon retiring from their respective jobs as an insurance industry worker and a conservation warden, sisters Joy and Sue Miller decided to fill their time with an entirely new venture: the food industry ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Calzones on Wheels for a Good Cause

The Community Table launches its very own food truck

Nealy Corcoran

The Community Table recently announced the newest addition to its outreach program: This spring they celebrated the launch of a food truck. With the help of local organizations and a diverse group of volunteers, throughout the summer the food truck will travel around to low-income ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Nacho Average Restaurant

let’s taco ’bout the Paraíso Escondido Seafood expansion

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Attention Chippewa Valley Foodies: If you swoon at the mere thought of Mexican food, then you need to head to Paraíso Escondido Seafood ASAP. This hidden gem – located in the back of La Misma Luna Mexican Supermarket ...

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