"We can see in this space, there’s magic in this space, there’s a deep and sort of language-less understanding of what it means to grow something and what it means to be part of a system that is natural and what it means to eat from there. We have to reclaim the spirit of what we’re talking about. This is not just nutrition, it’s not just, you know, the sustenance of drinking clean water. It’s life in its most spiritual form. That’s powerful.
"It’s social justice, it’s spirit work. It’s fun, it’s food. I draw on many people’s wisdom, I consider myself a sort of conduit and less of a thinker myself. Vandana Shiva, who you know, she always said food is sacred but it’s as common as mud. We have to be in that space too. It’s not like food is so very special and we need to revere it and it’s sort of untouchable but it’s a real personal and daily relationship."
Written by Our Shores: Ultrarun for the Love of the Lake. Read the full article here.
Wild rice and hominy on the way: A new store will offer products grown or cultivated by Native Americans
A new store has big plans to bring more food produced by American Indians to the Madison area.
“The endgame of what we are trying to do is to create a more resilient intertribal food distribution network that encourages more local production,” says Dan Cornelius, general manager of the Mobile Farmers Market, also a venture of the Intertribal Agriculture Council.
Producers from the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, the Bad River Tribe, the Red Cliff Band and the Fond du Lac Band are among those partnering with the Intertribal Agriculture Council.
“We don’t grow wild rice [in the Madison area] anymore because of pollution in the lakes and [man-made] changes to hydrology,” Cornelius explains. “We’ve all but forgotten the foods that 500 years ago used to be staples of the Wisconsin diet.”
Written by Dylan Brogan for Isthmus. Read the full article here.
By: Elisabeth M. Hoover, for From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: Indigenizing the Local Food Movement. Read the full article here.
In The News
News articles featuring local food projects that are occurring in the Chequamegon Bay area