Summer 2014

Letter From the Publisher

This Summer, Edible Milwaukee Goes Back to the Source

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

The Bees’ Knees, Needs, and More

Local keepers reveal complex picture of hives, honey.

by Aurora Prehn



Vintage Eats

Growing Grain Gold for Beer

Local brewers reviving Wisconsin hops, barley tradition.

by Erika Janik




Back of the House

When Students Become Teachers

Food mentors share wisdom, their charges pass it on.

by Brett Kell



Down on the Farm

Raising Lamb, Delivering Locally

Delavan’s Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm doubles as processing hub.

by Jenna Kashou




Ground Breaking

Can Urban Gardening Fill Need for Farmers?

Groundwork Milwaukee seeks to train new crop.

by Heather Ray





What Is This Pie?

The agony and the ecstacy of an American classic.

by Christina Ward





MKE Mixology

Wisconsin’s (Un)Official State Cocktail

How nostalgia gave birth to the Old Fashioned.

by Dy Godsey




Kids Table

Making Gardens a Magical Place

Welcoming kids takes planning, patience.

by Francie Szostak




Grist for the Mill

How Much Water Do You Eat?

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


 Last Bite

Food For Thought – Ashley’s Bar-B-Que

“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


Edible Notables

Outpost Opens New Mequon Store

Outpost Natural Foods Co-op opened its fourth store, the largest yet and first outside Milwaukee, at 7590 W. Mequon Rd.

by Rebecca Ratterman



Dig On For Victory

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.




Notable Feedback

In our spring issue feature on ghost signs we asked our readers for feedback on our photographs, as well as any signs they may come across locally. The family of Joseph Campione checked in with us after a cousin forwarded them our issue.