Alterra is excited to be a part of the Milwaukee Eat Local Challenge, taking place the first two weeks of September! Visit our cafes at Humboldt, Tosa, Grafton, Alterra at the Lake, or the 5th Ward Foundry for homegrown lunch specials, highlighting some of the amazing local farmers with whom we’re proud to partner.
EAT LOCAL LUNCH SPECIALS - SOUP AND HALF SANDWICH
August 30th - September 5th
Yuppie Hill Turkey Vegetable Soup
-Yuppie Hill Turkey featuring Scenic Ridge Farm Ivory Peppers and Tipi Patty Pan Squash
Sprecher Root Beer Chicken Sandwich on Ciabatta
-Ney Big Sky Free Range Chicken
-Sprecher Root Beer
-Wisconsin Smoked Cheddar
September 6th - 12th
Yoder Farms Roasted Tomato Bisque
Ultimate Wisconsin Cheddar Grilled Cheese on Ciabatta
-Carr Valley Snow White Goat Cheddar
-Red Barn White Cheddar
-Wisconsin Cheese Masters Chipotle Cranberry Cheddar
Fresh, locally grown foods don’t just taste delicious – they are better for you, your community, and the environment. When you buy local food, you vote with your food dollar. Learn more about the benefits of choosing locally sourced foods by clicking here to visit the Eat Local Challenge Website.
EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE EVENTS
Resource Fair & Kick-off
Sat. August 21st, visit the Urban Ecology Center from 10 am - 1 pm, before the challenge begins, to find out about local food resources.
Get geared up for the Challenge at this fun and informative event. Visit with other local food enthusiasts and learn where to find local foods in stores, restaurants, farmers markets etc. Get menu and recipe ideas or take part in informative workshops.
10:30 Cooking with Local Food Demo
11:30 Eating Locally with Your Family
12:15 Eating Locally All Year Long
Eat Local Celebration
On Wednesday, Sept 1st, begin the Challenge at the Westown Farmer’s Market, in Zeidler Union Square (in downtown Milwaukee) - 10 am to 3 pm.
Friends of Real Food
Savor and Celebrate Local Food. Join the Eat Local Challenge – for this one night or the entire two weeks. On Wednesday, Sept 8th, share a potluck dinner and discussion at our monthly gathering from 6-8 pm at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park.
Local Food Festival
On Saturday, September 11th, from 9 am to 1 pm, come on down to the Fondy Farmers Market for the 2nd annual Milwaukee Local Food Festival. The market is located at 2200 W. Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee (just north of North Avenue). Activities and fun for all ages as we celebrate local food and the farmers who produce it.
Local Food Book Discussion
On Tuesday, September 14th, at 7 pm, at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park hosted by Boswell Books. Laugh your way through Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon’s Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet. Then join other local food enthusiasts and our friends from Boswell Books for a lively conversation. (The book will be available for purchase at the Aug. 21st Resource Fair or at Boswell Books)
Know Your Farmer, Love Your Food Slow Food Class
On Thursday, September 9th, at 6:30 - 8 pm, at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. This class, by Slow Food Wise co-leader Robert Stockinger, will discuss how the international Slow Food movement ushers us back to the gratifying pleasures of food and how food can support our families, communities and schools. We will discuss good, clean and fair food and the “Eat Local Challenge.” Learn the benefits of locally produced food and where to get it.
Farm Fresh Atlas Fundraiser
On Saturday, September 11th at the historic Oconomowoc Lake Club. Enjoy an elegant dinner featuring local foods prepared by chef Jack Kastner. Silent auction at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30 pm. All proceeds fund the Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin, a local food guide for the Milwaukee Metro area and surrounding counties. More info (and purchase your tickets) at http://www.farmfreshatlas.org/southeast
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