THE READER
June 2005

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Customer Comments

GM Report

Board Report

Community Reinvestment Fund Recipients

Produce News: Summer Fruits are Here

Book & Housewares News

Deli News: Transitioning to the Off-Site Kitchen

Juice Bar & Bakery News:
All About Cheesecake

Heath & Wellness News: Taking Care of Your Skin Under the Sun

Specials Information

Avoiding Food-Borne Illness this Summer

Recipes & Drink Recommendations

Producer Profile: West Star Farms

Camping Foods for Families \

The Wonders of Dried Fruit

Newsbites

Community Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friends of Troy Gardens Workshop
Saturday, June 4th, 10:00am–noon. Organic gardening with intent; how to grow clean, healthy food. Whether you’re a beginning gardener who wants to learn the basics or an experienced gardener with questions, you will benefit from this workshop on how to grow healthy plants in healthy soil. We will talk about crop rotation, good soil building techniques, and how to deal with pests, disease, and weeds. Contact info@troygardens.org or 608-240-0409, or see www.troygardens.org for registration and information. Please register in advance! $10 FTG members, $15 non-members.

Friends of Troy Gardens Kids’ Workshop
Saturday, June 11, 10:00am–11:30am. All about worms in the garden. Come explore the Kids’ Garden at Troy Gardens. Learn about worms’ role in the garden and nature and the fascinating parts of a worm, explore the worm bin, feed worms, and make a worm-themed snack! Contact info@troygardens.org or 608-240-0409, or see www.troygardens.org for registration and information. Please register in advance! Ages 5-11 and must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5 FTG members, $7 non-members per person.

Weston A. Price Foundation, Madison Chapter
Sunday. June 12th. “Finding Time for the Weston A. Price Diet,” a talk by Comella Nicholes, noon at Lazy Jane’s, 1358 Williamson St. For more information, call 222-6843 or go to geocities.com/Madison_wapf.

Troy Gardens Workshop
Tuesday, June 21st, 7:00pm–8:30pm. Exploring Mendota’s Indian Mounds. Southern Wisconsin was the center of Indian mound-building culture, and Dane County is especially rich in the earthenwork constructions of the first Americans. Several of the mounds are located on the grounds of Mendota Mental Health Institute. Meet at Governor’s Island parking lot. Contact info@troygardens.org or 608-240-0409, or see www.troygardens.org for information. Free.

Pie Palooza! 2005
Saturday, June 25th, 10:30am–1:00pm.Want to eat locally? It’s as easy as pie at REAP Food Group’s first annual pie luncheon fundraiser. Come enjoy a lunch that includes your choice of two slices of pie (sweet and savory) baked by your favorite local chefs, a salad and beverage. Tickets sold in advance are available at Green Earth on Atwood Ave. and Orange Tree Imports on Monroe St. $15/ticket. For more information go to www.reapfoodgroup.org or email info@reapfoodgroup.org.

Weston A. Price Foundation, Madison Chapter
Monday, June 27th. Chapter meeting at 6:30pm at the Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St., details will be posted on our website. For more information, call 222-6843 or go to www.geocities.com/madison_wapf.