October 2004

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A is for Apple Cider

Producer Profile: Turkey Ridge Organic Orchard

Ask the Midwife: Infant Thrush

Natural Skin Care

Community Calendar


Community Calendar

Tuesday Eastside Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays through October 12th (Closing Day), 4pm–7pm. On the Capital City Bike Trail at 201 S. Ingersoll St. Fresh from the farm: vegetables, meats, breads, desserts, canned goods, fruits, plants, honey and cheese! Check out our Fresh Report at

Celebrating Youth!
Saturday, October 6th, 10:00am –4:00pm. This Annual Madison festival celebrating our children has something for everyone: parade, games, performances, music and food. Free and fun. Monona Terrace Convention Center. For more information call 261-4000.

Fall Fest & 10th Anniversary Kickoff!
Friday, October 8th, 5:30pm –8:00pm. Aldo Leopold Nature Center “Shack” celebrates their 10-year anniversary with family fun on the Wisconsin River. Songs, storytelling, nature activities, crafts and more. Free for ALNC members, fees apply for non-members. For more information or to register call 221-0404.

Socialist Potluck
Saturday, October 9th, 5:30pm –8:30pm. Panel discussion on Socialists and electoral politics. Bring a dish or drink to share. Wil-Mar Center (953 Jenifer St.). For more information, call 241-2829.

Bioneers Satellite Conference
October 15th–17th in Fairfield, Iowa. This conference includes topics such as prairie medicinals, renewable energy, natural home building and ecological agriculture. Keynote speakers are Neil Hamilton, David Osterberg and Ronnie Cummins. For more information:, (641) 472-6665.

Harvest Festival and Third Annual Earth Beauty Art Extravaganza
Sunday, October 17th, 12:00 –5:00pm. East Troy, WI. Hosted by Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. Learn more about the many educational and outreach programs at Michael Fields with a tour of the farm, research fields and buildings. A special on-site farmers’ market will also be taking place throughout this autumn celebration. A silent auction featuring award-winning artwork, gift certificates and professional services will be the festival’s highlight. All of the proceeds from this auction are donated to the Garden Student Scholarship Fund at Michael Fields. Music, beverages and delicious appetizers will be offered as part of the auction festivities. This festival is free. No reservations necessary. For more information call: (262) 642-3303 or visit

Introduction to Bio-Diesel
Saturday, October 16th. A Midwest Renewable Energy Association workshop introduces the use of vegetable oil fuels with an emphasis on small-scale, non-commercial applications. In Madison, $75.00 fee. For more information or to register call (715) 592-6595.

8th Annual Community Food Coalition Conference
October 17-19. CFSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. See for more information, or call 310-822-5410.

Walk on the Wild Side
Friday, October 22nd, 6:oopm –8:oopm. Aldo Leopold Nature Center “Shack Series” on the Wisconsin River introduces a non-scary
Autumnal Celebration for the whole family. Guided hikes, crazy critters, campfire, and storytelling with Susan Gilchrist. Program fees apply. For more information or to register call 221-0404.

Empty Bowls Dinner
Saturday, October 23rd, 11:00am–2:00 pm. Help support MACSAC’s Partner Shares Program providing good local food to low-income families. Just $15 gets you a beautiful ceramic bowl hand-crafted by a local potter, plus soup and bread. Madison Senior Center (330 W. Mifflin). For more information, call 226-0300.

Alliance for Animals Vegetarian Dinner
Saturday, October 23rd, 5:00pm –8:00pm. Silent Auction, door prizes, great food, Halloween costume contest. At the Wil-Mar Center (953 Jenifer St., Madison). Adults: $10.00; Students $5.00; Kids $3.00. For more information, call 257-6333.
Madison Hostel Benefit: Peace in Your World
Sunday, October 24th, 6:00pm –11:00pm. International food, live music, a silent auction. At the King Club (114 King St., Madison). Details at

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

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