January 2005

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Customer Comments

GM Report

Board Report

Health & Wellness News: A Basic Hemp Primer and Progress Report

Juice Bar & Bakery News: Maintaining Your Health through Juicing

Deli News: A Fiberiffic Feast

Produce News: Root Vegetables

Book News:
Fiber Titles

Specials Information

Recipes & Drink Recommendations

Ask the Midwife: Urinary Tract Infections

A Rough Guide to Dietary Fiber

Producer Profile: Maggie's Functional Organics

An Open Letter from the Northside Community

The 16th Annual Upper Midwest Organic Farming

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Dane County Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays at Monona Terrace. For information call 455-1999 or log on to

Coffee Culture Exhibit
January 8th–March 25th. At the Bolz Conservatory in Olbrich Gardens. This exhibit details how coffee is grown and processed, and the role it plays in human culture. Discover what a coffee tree looks like and learn how the coffee bean goes from the seed to the coffee cup. Interactive activities for the whole family—learn how one tree can affect so many lives on a global basis. For more information contact Olbrich Gardens at 246-4550 or log onto:

Arboretum Families Walk: “All About Snow”
Sunday, January 9th, 1:30–2:30 pm. Snow comes in many forms, and it is said that no two snowflakes are alike. Even if there is no snow on the ground, the naturalist will help families explore the nature of snow.

Folk Ball
January 14th - 16th. An entire weekend of folk music events, workshops and performances at the UW Memorial Union. This event is organized by the Madison Folk Music Society.

Arboretum Walk: “Phenology”
Sunday, January 23st, 1:00–2:30 pm. Aldo Leopold and his graduate students kept journals recording the timing of natural events (phenology). This practice is a good way to increase observational skills and learn about nature. Look for current natural events and discover what we have learned from records kept here since Leopold’s time.

Living in Alignment with Your Highest Potential
Sunday, January 23rd, 3:00–5:00pm. In Willy Street Co-op’s Community Room. This workshop explores listening to the gentle voice of your soul’s calling, being the “you” you want to be and working with the field of potentiality. Theresa Ann Stuesser’s unique approach and insights stem from nearly 20 years experience as a Spiritual Coach and Angel Therapy Practictioner.

MW Value-Added Conference
January 28th–29th. A two-day event designed to inspire and expand the horizons of farmers throughout the Midwest. Workshops will offer new information and personal experiences on issues important in strengthening farm operations. For registration or more information call 715-834-9672 or log onto:

Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference
February 25–26, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The UMOFC presents a unique, farmer-centered conference, bringing together a diverse group of over 1500 participants from all over the Upper Midwest. Over its history, the conference has become renowned throughout the country as the premier educational and networking event for farmers and others in the organic and sustainable farming community. Over 45 workshops, over 130 exhibitors. For more information, see the article on page 26 or log onto or call 715-772-3153.