February 2005

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Customer Comments

GM Report

Board Report

Health & Wellness News: Essential Oils

Off-site Kitchen Update

Deli News

Produce News: Kiwi, Strawberries and Grapefruit

Book News:
Romantic & Healthy

Specials Information

Recipes & Drink Recommendations

Personal Care Product Labeling

Food for Love: Aphrodisiacs

Producer Profile: Equal Exchange's New Chocolate Project


Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Dane County Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8am to noon. Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin. For information call 455-1999 or log on to

Kites on Ice
Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th, 10:00am–4:00pm. At UW Memorial Union on the ice of Lake Mendota. For more information call 276-9797 or log onto

New Spirit Wellness & Psychic Faire
February 5th–6th, Healing work and intuitive readings. Arts, crafts, lectures and exhibits. For more information, log onto

Orchid Quest
Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th. The largest orchid show in the Midwest at the Alliant Energy Center. For more information call 233-1939.

Advanced Organic Vegetable Production
February 9th–12th. A professional workshop series offered through Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, WI. Geared toward small and large-scale growers. For more information call (262) 642-3303 or email:

UW Arboretum, Sky Stories
Saturday, February 12th, 6:30pm–8:30pm. Part of the Earth Partnership for Families, this two-hour, nature-oriented program will use stories, crafts and activities to explore each topic. Register in advance by logging onto: or call 263-7888 for more information.

Garden Expo
Friday–Sunday, February 11th –13th. More than 80 gardening seminars and demonstrations, at the Alliant Energy Center. For more information call 262-5256.

International Festival
Sunday, February 13th, 11:00am –4:00pm. Over 25 free performances, crafts and foods from around the world. See the Peking Acrobats at 3:00pm. At the Overture Center for the Arts. For more information call 258-4177.

Dane County Humane Society, Mardi Paws
Saturday, February 19th, 12:00pm–5:00pm. Food, entertainment, raffle, silent auction in the Mardi Gras party fashion. For more information call 838-0413 ex. 129

Soweto Gospel Choir
Tuesday, February 22nd, 7:30pm. Traditional, tribal and popular African gospel music at the Overture Center for the Arts. For more information call 258-4141.

Heart Healthy Hypnosis
February 22nd and February 24th. Two great hypnosis seminars. For more information, log onto

Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference
Friday & Saturday, 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 and 130 exhibitors. For more information log onto or call 715-772-3153.

Interfaith Hospitality Network, The Ruby
Slippers Benefit: There’s no Place like Home

Saturday, February 26th, 7:00pm. Benefit to support programs for Madison area homeless families with children. Featuring hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dessert and a comedy auction. For more information log onto: or call 294-7998.