April 2005

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Customer Comments

GM Report

Board Report

Produce News: Spring Asparagus and Brunch Ideas

Deli News: Field Roast Products

Off-site Kitchen News: Open for Business!

Book & Housewares News

Juice Bar & Bakery News:
Soy Protein Powder

Producer Profile: Earth Fire Products

Specials Information

Recipes & Drink Recommendations

Soy: Miracle Food or Poison

A Soy Primer

Ask the Midwife: Food-Borne Risks in Pregnancy

Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference 2005 Staff Reflections

Brainstorming a Better Local Food System

Community Calendar


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 constrained, priority will be given to those pertaining to food and farming, health and wellness, environmental, and neighborhood events.

Troy Bird Walks
Tuesdays beginning April 19th, 6:30pm–8:00pm. Come wander Troy Garden’s fields, woods, and prairie with Pat Woicek and witness bird life change with the seasons. People of any skill level in bird watching are welcome. For more information and directions contact, or call 240-0409.

Sally Fallon: The Oiling of America
Thursday, April 21, 7:00pm –9:00pm. Sally Fallon is the author of Nourishing Traditions and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation ( Location: Madison Turners at 3001 S. Stoughton Road. Pre-registration fees until 4/7: $5 for individuals, $8 for individual with partner/friend, $7 at the door/$10 for two. To pre-register and for more information on the chapter go to: To arrange for a vendor table or for questions call (608) 222-6843.

Getting Your Fingers Dirty—Spring Planting for the Beginning Vegetable Gardener
Saturday, April 30th, 10:00am –12:00pm. This Friends of Troy Gardens workshop shows gardening can provide peace of mind as well as a season of fresh, delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers. This is a good class if you are just learning to garden. For more information, contact or 608-240-0409, or go to for registration and information. Please register in advance! Cost: $10 FTG members, $15 non-members.

East Side Craft All Stars’ Spring Craft Fair
Saturday, April 30th, 9:00am–3:00pm. Atwood Community Center. Come check out some one-of-a-kind crafts at this much-loved event. Grab a snack to support the Big Backyard Preschool Bake Sale.

OakSong School May Festival
Sunday, May 1st. OakSong School, Waldorf Initiative of Madison invites the community to celebrate the season with family and friends at our annual May Festival at our new location. Please call 838-8323 or visit the web site at for updated information.

Madison Audubon Society 29th Annual Art Fair
Saturday, May 7th, 9:30am–4:30pm. Featuring 120 artists, raffle, silent auction, food and fun. Located at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave.