While enjoying last year's Octoberfest Brewery Tour, I came across the book Badger Breweries, Past and Present. Definitely on the rare list, it's a detailed account of all the breweries known to have existed in Wisconsin. Look at how many it shows for my small town alone. According to the … [Read more...] about Yesteryear’s Brewery: Today’s Small Business
Let me preface this by saying no matter which way you lean, you can still read this post. I say this because if you have even an inkling of objectivity—no matter your politics—you have to admit Michelle Obama is one classy lady. And this post is about her. This post is not about politics (to … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama Inspires a Cooperative Spirit
My favorite grocery store is Willy Street Co-op in Madison. At first I liked it because of its hip, earthy scene and ever-smiling faces. Then, as my food consciousness grew, I appreciated it for its quality products and local providers. Now, after years of membership, I proudly continue being part … [Read more...] about October is Co-op Month!
Last week, Aug. 7-13, communities across the country celebrated National Farmers Market Week. I joined in by heading to my favorite Dane County Farmers Market. As the largest producer-only market in the country, it surrounds Madison's Capitol Square with a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, fruit, … [Read more...] about Five (+) Reasons to Support Farmers Markets