Edible Milwaukee is a quarterly magazine and online platform focused on the production, distribution, and consumption of food in Milwaukee and the Midwest. We are part of a larger network of 80+ Edible Communities publications in North America, each locally-owned and -oriented.
Scaling up creates raft of hurdles for small food businesses.
by Heather Ray
Back of the House
Watertown’s Harvest Market transforms “hospital food” into scratch-made, farm-to-table fare.
by Brett Kell
Downtown Milwaukee’s urban foodscape just went global. Twelve rice paddies can be found on the roof of Marquette University and two at Alice’s Garden, where rice varieties from Uzbekistan to West Africa are being grown.
by Aurora Prehn
She’s milked a cow with rocker Alice Cooper. She’s danced with Lawrence Welk on TV. She’s appeared in the Rose Parade. She is Alice in Dairyland and she’s been Wisconsin’s agricultural royalty for 66 years.
by Erika Janik
On the Road
Local coffee buyers seek and taste beans from across the globe.
by Rebecca Ratterman
Milwaukee’s Latino community seeks access to healthy food.
by Jenna Kashou
Making bread is a matter of practice, patience for home bakers.
by Christina Ward
Grist for the Mill
One story of food insecurity offers meaning, movement towards systemic change.
by Kristin Nelson
Chef Thi Cao from Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar tells us his favorite pantry staples.
Heirloom, lesser-known varieties of pumpkins offer new tastes and hues.
by Francie Szostak
Purity, flavor of homemade syrups, infusions making a comeback.
by Dy Godsey
Letter From the Publisher
Look down—in the shadow of St. Josaphat’s Basilica there are rows of vegetables planted by neighborhood gardeners. Look up—there are rice paddies overlooking downtown on the roof of Marquette University.
by Jen Ede