Tag Archives: Farmshed

The Consumer Conundrum: Purchasing Meat

Consumer concern over animal welfare and sustainability has generated a plethora of food options aimed at meeting this growing market. With so much variety, even simple choices like what to buy at the grocery store can be difficult for shoppers trying to make the “right” decision. There are very few federal regulations which deal with animal welfare. One of these ... Read More »

Local Food Fair to Be Held at SentryWorld

This Saturday, Feb. 17, Farmshed is holding a local food fair at SentryWorld. The event will exhibit over 60 local farms, businesses and educational organizations that will be selling goods and sharing information about their programs. The organization is made up of staff, community members, a board of directors, and farmer advisors who share their concerns about the current food ... Read More »

The Central Rivers Farmshed: “Farm Fresh Beats” Fundraiser

The Central Rivers Farmshed is holding a fundraiser on Nov. 18, starting at 8 p.m. at the Brickhause Tavern in downtown Stevens Point. Brickhause Tavern is the host for the event, in conjunction with $Top Dolla$ Entertainment which is a music management company “dedicated to giving you the best that the Electronic Dance Music Scene has to offer delivered from ... Read More »

Lettuce Go to the Winter Farmers Market

Featuring baked goods, coffee vendors, locally grown produce, meat, eggs and Chef C’s Munchie Mobile, Farmshed’s first winter farmers market has something for everyone. The seed for the event was planted when Redeemer Lutheran Church approached Farmshed offering to host a winter market in their gymnasium. Layne Cozzolino, executive director of Farmshed, said that the idea of a winter market ... 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 »

Farmshed Cultivates Knowledge With Sustainable Farming Course

Central Rivers Farmshed, a group working toward a more local sustainable food system for Wisconsin, will be offering a three-day course meant to teach participants about growing food and starting a farm business. The goal of the course is to teach new farmers, current farmers or prospective farmers about sustainable agriculture and how to gain a profit while minimizing negative ... Read More »

Community Celebrates Local Farmers

Food producers featured in the Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas were honored in a special way during the eighth annual farmer tribute dinner at the Rothschild Pavilion. Over 100 community members, farmers and their families enjoyed food, activities, live music and dancing during the celebration hosted by Central Rivers Farmshed on Nov. 14. The event marked the end of the ... Read More »

Eco Fair Organizations Engage Community

The 2015 Eco Fair, sponsored by the Environmental Educators and Naturalists Association, brought together ecologically-minded groups from the university and Stevens Point community in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. “The fair is a good way for people to get the word out about certain environmental issues they are involved with,” said Anna Radske, junior environmental education major. The ... Read More »

SIEO Volunteers Assist with Farmshed

On March 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Student Involvement and Employment Office hosted a volunteer opportunity at Central Rivers Farmshed. The opportunity is part of Service Saturdays, and volunteers worked with Growing Collective members. Students assisted in everyday tasks around the facility, such as inventorying plant containers and setting up tables in the greenhouse. “Service Saturday brought the joy of true community development ... Read More »

Budget Proposal Could Impact Sustainability

The biennial budget proposed by Gov. Scott Walker, a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, would likely impact sustainability at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point and throughout the city. Proposed cuts to the UW System would result in a $6.4 million loss for UWSP and an additional $1.4 million cut from specified programs. A reduction this large would force programs to rein in their ... Read More »