EGGciting Reading

egg book is perfect for readers with a surplus of eggs and a sense of humor

Egg lovers: rejoice, and egg layers: FLEE! Local yolkel Uncle Eggbert (alias: retired UW-Stout lecturer David Tank) has written a must-read cookbook for backyard chicken owners and protein enthusiasts in general. Uncle Eggbert’s Egg Book is a lighthearted collection of egg recipes ...

Dairy Diary

one woman's self-guided tour through some of the region's best dairy breakfasts in all their cheesy glory

Let me begin with a confession: I’m kind of obsessed with breakfast food. When McDonald’s announced plans to offer its breakfast menu all day, I was delighted. Breakfast, with its perfect balance ...

When Inga Met Alice

Alice in Dairyland (and nine of her predecessors) gather around public TV's Farm Table

When Alice traveled through the looking glass, she discovered a land populated with talking flowers, living chess pieces, and Jabberwocks. When Inga traveled through a 21st century looking glass into her own TV program, she discovered an Alice ...

Planning for Preservation

safety steps can preserve the bountiful produce of Wisconsin's summer

Spaghetti sauce full of the flavor of garden-fresh tomatoes. Strawberry jam bursting with fruit at the peak of ripeness. With the proper equipment and up-do-date recipes, these and other family favorites can be safely canned at home. “Preserving food from your garden or orchard can be a good way to combat the rising prices ...

Double Your Freshness

new program helps needy families get more for their money at the downtown farmers market

Over the past decade, nothing has come to represent the rising tide of the local food movement in the Chippewa Valley than the Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market. On Saturday mornings (and, to a lesser extent on Wednesdays and Thursdays), the pavilion at Phoenix Park is a bustling hive of activity, jam-packed with vendors ...

Homegrown, Fresh Reads!

the best local looks at farm life and do-it-yourself cooking with the freshest of ingredients

Bone up with books on farming and get in tune with the farming lifestyle with the help of fantastic Wisconsin authors. Travel back in time with Bob Knopes to Janesville during the Great Depression as he reflects on a life of barns burning ...

Harvest Schedule 2014

Get your food when it was meant to be gotten!

Get your food when it was meant to be gotten! Make sure you’re buying your stuff in season! Don’t know when that is? Here’s a handy chart that should last you through the summer ...

Giving Back and Keeping it Fresh

Before moving to 320 Putnam Street five years ago, the Eau Claire Community Table premade all of its meals for those in need. But the organization has since then started an initiative to make everything from scratch using fresh food each day ...

Filming the Farm

a chat with Inga Witscher, host of local TV series Around The Farm Table

Around The Farm Table started as a Web show and after only one season has gained a regional following and national attention from PBS. We caught up with the show’s host and producer Inga Witscher about why you should support farmers, why soil ...