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  • It’s just about peak season for many of the fruits and vegetables grown locally. To really take advantage of all of this wonderful, nutritious local produce, you can start planning to put some up...

  • The Allium Genus is the family of plants that includes garlic, onions, leeks, and many other sulfur-rich veggies. Though they may not be the sexiest of vegetables, Alliums are used all over the...

  • How about that March weather? I skiied with my kids at Tyrol Basin on the 2nd and 3rd, and it was great! My youngest’s birthday is March 15th. He turned 4 in 2011, and we skiied the weekend of the...

  • As many people who know me (and even some who don’t) are aware, I am passionate about local food.

    Why? Buying locally keeps money in our local economy; it gives us access to fresh healthy...

  • What is an herb exactly? It’s surprisingly tough to lay down specific guidelines – but my favorite response to that question so far is from the legend of Charlemagne. When posed that same question...

  • I don’t know about you, but these next couple of months are the hardest for me to get through here in Wisconsin. The end of winter is upon us, but spring still seems an eternity away. Though it...

  • Root vegetables are a great way to to keep yourself warm and healthy during the cold winter months in Wisconsin. They’re extremely versatile; they can be roasted, mashed, souped, stewed, steamed,...

  • Apples, pears, and citrus are the superstars of the holiday fruit season. While these items are delicious and hold a well-deserved place on our holiday shopping lists, none of them is at their...

  • Fun Potato Trivia
    In 2010, Wisconsin was the number three overall potato-producing state. Idaho ranked number one and Washington number two. According to the USDA...

  • I love summer. I’m one of those rare people who thrives in the hottest, most humid Wisconsin days, when I can practically live on fresh local tomatoes, basil, fresh Mozzarella, and ripe summer...

  • For the July 2010 issue of the Reader (www.willystreet.coop/article/7603), I wrote an article titled “Changing It Up In The Produce Department,” which contained a section regarding our new produce...

  • Local heirloom tomato season runs from mid-August through the first frost (usually sometime in late September). Though it’s a short window of time, there are few items in the Produce department as...