April 2004

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Readers’ Write!

GM Report

Board Report

Deli News

Farming at the Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference

Juice Bar News

A Coffee Primer

Book News

JenEhr Family Farm: Oven-Roasted Chickens Hot & Fresh Nightly

Specials Information

Producer Profile: Just Coffee

Ask the Midwife: Healthy Teeth in Pregnancy & Infancy

Recipes & Drink Recommendations

The Earthen Courtyard Community Building Project

Barneveld Gets
a New Food Cooperative

Community Calendar


Community Calendar
We welcome your submissions to the Community Calendar. Please send via mail or email . Submissions must be received by the 8th of each month for inclusion in the following month’s newspaper. If space is constrained, priority will be given to those pertaining to food and farming, health and wellness, environmental, and neighborhood events.





The Dane County Farmers' Market
Winter Market continues Saturdays, until April 17th, 8:00am - 12noon. Market on the Square begins Saturday, April 24th. The Winter Market is held at the Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin).

Wisconsin Film Festival
April 1st - April 4th. Over 140 films from around the world and across the country. This year’s Festival showcases independent features, experimental films, documentaries, shorts, and the work of Wisconsin filmmakers. For complete listing of films and more information, log onto

Yoga for Women in Mid-Life
Saturdays, April 17th & May 15th, 9:30am - noon. At Well Within Center for Yoga & Health, Quarry Arts Building, 715 Hill St. Cost is $40 for both classes. Cal Maruti Landau at (608) 236-9138 or

Solar Domestic Hot Water Heating Systems
Friday, April 16th. Midwest Renewable Energy Association presents this workshop on solar domestic hot water systems using the sun to heat water for home use. The class is in Custer, WI and the charge is $75.00. For more information contact MWRE at (715) 592-6595 or

Solar Space Heating Systems
Saturday, April 17th. Midwest Renewable Energy Association presents this workshop on solar space heating systems, also in Custer, WI and the charge is $75.00. For more information contact MWRE at (715) 592-6595 or

Out of the Woods: Identification and Control of Invasive Woodland Plants
Saturday, April 17th 9:00am - 12:00 noon. The Woodland School presents this workshop to help forest landowners and managers learn to identify and control some of the woodland invaders of southern and central WI. This class will be held in Spring Green and cost is $25.00. For more information contact The Woodland School at (608) 355-0279 or

The 4th Annual Children’s Arts Festival
Saturday, April 24th 10:00am - 3:00pm. At the Madison Civic Center, the FREE event promises to offer an exhilarating mix of theater, music, dance, literary and artistic events by and for children. For more information log onto:

Celebrate Madison!
Saturday, May 1, 11:00am - 6:00pm. Madison’s biggest indoor ethnic festival! At Monona Terrace, featuring great food and entertainment, meet and greet your neighbors from every neighborhood.

Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 8th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wildflower tent near the UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway. Over 100 varieties of woodland and prairie plants. Propagated plants—not dug from the wild. All plants native to area. Experts on hand to answer questions. Information sheets detailing care with each plant. Open to the public—proceeds benefit Arboretum projects. For more information, call 263-7760.

Something to Sing About
Sunday, May 16, 2003, 3:00 p.m. High Point Church on the corner of High Point Rd and Old Sauk Old. All MYC choirs will perform (girls, youngest to oldest: Choraliers, Con Gioia, Cantilena, Cantabile; boys, youngest to oldest: Purcell, Britten, Ragazzi). Tickets will be on sale through the MATC Mitby Theater box office starting on April 9. Adults are $10, seniors and children $7, and children under 5 are free.