Letter From the Publisher
For some of us, it’s hard to know where to start with food. We’ve been eating it every day, multiple times a day, for our entire lives – but lately, food is taking on new meaning. These days it has to.
by Jen Ede
On the Road
Local keepers reveal complex picture of hives, honey.
by Aurora Prehn
Local brewers reviving Wisconsin hops, barley tradition.
by Erika Janik
Back of the House
Food mentors share wisdom, their charges pass it on.
by Brett Kell
Down on the Farm
Delavan’s Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm doubles as processing hub.
by Jenna Kashou
Groundwork Milwaukee seeks to train new crop.
by Heather Ray
The agony and the ecstacy of an American classic.
by Christina Ward
How nostalgia gave birth to the Old Fashioned.
by Dy Godsey
Welcoming kids takes planning, patience.
by Francie Szostak
Grist for the Mill
Are we in Milwaukee providing examples of efficient water use for growing and processing food? Will our future water security lead to a new concentration of food growing and processing industries in this area and how will we treat them as water users?
by Dr. David EJ Garman
“The best memories I have are of my father doing a big cookout with family and friends between Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Back then, there were all different colors together, eating barbecue, having a good time, just eating and drinking.”
by Darnell Ashley
Outpost Natural Foods Co-op opened its fourth store, the largest yet and first outside Milwaukee, at 7590 W. Mequon Rd.
by Rebecca Ratterman
For the sixth year, the Victory Garden Initiative’s Victory Garden Blitz is moving grass and growing food, this year installing 548 more raised bed gardens in yards across Greater Milwaukee – bringing VGI’s total number of installments to nearly 2,000.