"Duke concluded with the impact buying locally can make.
"'That’s regional economic development in a pretty big way,' he said. 'For an area like this, that can make a big difference. It seems like it’s not that big of a deal to just buy a little bit of local food here and there but boy, when it adds up with everybody in Ashland and Bayfield Counties, that can really make a big difference to our local, regional ag economy.'"
Written by Sara Chase for the Ashland Daily Press. Read the full article here.
A record 3,600 participants attended the MOSES Organic Farming Conference held here Feb. 25-27.That turnout included over two dozen participants who traveled from the Bayfield area.
The three-day program included 65 workshops and inspiring and knowledgeable speakers.
Wisconsin's tally of nearly 1,500 certified organic farms is second in the nation only to California.
Written for the Ashland Daily Press. Read the full article here.
"'(It’s) trying to make students healthier and more active,” he said. “The fuel-up part is through the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and that is encouraging students to eat healthier and have the nutrients and energy you need to play 60 minutes.'
"Goodness said they track the student’s progress on a bulletin board around a giant outline they traced of Lake Superior that has certain milestones marked on it. The students earn a healthy food reward when they reach those milestones."
Written by Sarah Chase for the Ashland Daily Press. Read the full article here.
"Roll back the clocks to the 1950s, who could have imagined high tunnels in public schools or the sweet spinach in the middle of January in northern Wisconsin? What a godsend for farmers and students alike. Following a nationwide trend to promote a safe and healthy local food supply, both Bayfield and Ashland counties have made great strides in this regard. Thanks in part to high tunnels, farmers can now extend their earning and growing power during the shoulder seasons and students can explore potential careers in agriculture or plant science. And best of all, the community gets to enjoy more locally sourced food, even in winter."
Written by Hope McLeod for the Bayfield County Journal. Read the full article here.
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News articles featuring local food projects that are occurring in the Chequamegon Bay area