Tag Archives: farmers market

Liberation Farm Brings Meat, Eggs and Coffee to Stevens Point

Liberation Farm in Almond, offers diverse food options. Holly Petrillo, assistant professor of forestry, began the farm with her husband John Sheffy in 2011. Petrillo said that they first got into farming because they wanted to be able to grow their own food and provide their young daughter the opportunity to grow up on a farm. One of Petrillo and ... Read More »

Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers Market Returns

The Stevens Point Winter Farmers Market is about to kick off, taking place at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Along with the usual items for sale at the winter market, such as fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, honey, and select meats, there will be other goodies such as salsas, pestos, and bread ... Read More »

Cutting Out The Middle Man

While there are many waves of new trends or ideas coming our way with unknown intentions, direct farming is a tide many can welcome with open arms. As reported by the United States Department of Agriculture, not only is Wisconsin ranked within the top five in sales of direct farming, but the entire country has seen an increase in 2.3 percent ... Read More »

First Winter Farmers’ Market a Success

The Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers’ Market will have the last day of its first season on March 25. During the summer, Stevens Point has a thriving farmers’ market that fills the Square downtown with local farmers and hungry shoppers. In the past when winter rolled around the market was closed for the season. This year, Stevens Point held its ... Read More »

Stevens Point Comes Together at Local Farmers Market

Since 1870 the farmers market has taken place at the square in downtown Stevens Point. The Stevens Point farmers market is unique because it is a producer-only market where vendors are only allowed to sell what they have grown on their farm. The accepted vendors are those who live within a thirty mile radius from the city. David Peterson, a ... Read More »

Farmshed and Local Restaurants Serve Up Sustainability

Central Rivers Farmshed partnered with the owner of El Jefe’s Tacos Y Tequila, On Sept. 3, to do a local food demonstration at the farmer’s market in downtown Stevens Point. The Restaurant, El Jefe’s Tacos Y Tequila, had their chef come out to the farmer’s market to show local food preparation in action. El Jefe’s, Father Fat’s and Christian’s Bistro ... Read More »

Environmental Committee Campaigns Continue on Campus

Student Government’s Environmental & Sustainable Issues Committee (ESIC) is working to put forth campaigns encouraging sustainable practices on campus. Alex Thomas, affairs director for ESIC, stated that his goal in joining the committee is “lessening the environmental impact of campus, and educating students.” The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has prided itself on being a green campus and is recognized nationally ... Read More »

More Than a Market

For the past 160 years, the square in downtown Stevens Point has served as the site for the longest-running farmers market in the State of Wisconsin every Monday and Saturday. The square is lined with tents and tables, each presenting the season’s crop. Anything from tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, cabbage, to a plethora of other crops can be found being sold ... Read More »