"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.
"The traditional proverb states that through small steps are great strides taken.
That is a notion that the Chequamegon Food Cooperative’s Micro-Loan Program is based on. Since 2007, the program has made very small loans to area food producers, to aid those agriculturalists to become more efficient, expand their operations and provide more locally produced food for a hungry market seeking healthy, locally produced food."
Written by Rick Olivio for the Ashland Daily Press. Read the full article here.
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News articles featuring local food projects that are occurring in the Chequamegon Bay area