We believe...

people should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods.

We are currently planning our Summer and Fall Workshops. We will update this page when we have more information. Feel free to check out our list of past events. As well as, our ideas for future workshops!

August Workshop: How to Make Your Own Baby Food

Come join us to learn how to make nutritious food for your little one from fresh, local produce!

The first hour of the workshop will be geared towards purees and the second hour will be geared towards finger foods. Participants will gain knowledge and hands on experience with making these foods!

Meet the presenter:

Ashley Chrisinger is a registered dietitian specializing in childhood nutrition programs and cancer prevention. She completed her Masters in Nutrition from UWSP in the spring of 2016. She did her dietetic internship through the University of Maryland. Before moving to Stevens Point, she worked at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, counseling patients who were undergoing cancer treatment on optimal nutrition for their unique situations. This work motivated her to focus on the research behind cancer prevention. And the best time to start focusing on cancer prevention is with children!

Having two kids of her own, Ashley is well-aware of the information available to parents on how to feed their child. As both a dietitian and a parent, she finds this information to be wildly insufficient. She’s hoping this workshop will not only empower parents to make their child’s food from local sources rather than shopping the baby food isle, but also give them the opportunity to discover the resources available in their community to answer future questions about how to feed their children!

Registration for the workshop is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers, to purchase tickets follow the link here.

Past workshops from 2017: Beekeeping with Buzz and Grafting Workshop

Stay tuned for more 2017 workshops featuring topics such as fermentation, food preservation, pickling, canning tomatoes, pressure canning, freezing, dehydrating, container & straw bale gardening, and more! 

WHY BUY LOCAL

1) Locally grown food tastes better. 2) Local food preserves genetic diversity. 3) Local produce is better for you. 4) Local food from small farms is often GMO-free. 5) Local food supports local farm families. 6) Local food builds community. 7) Local food preserves open space. 8) Local food keeps your taxes in check. 9) Local food supports a clean environment and benefits worldwide. 10) Local food is about the future.

GROW THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse Project, an all-encompassing revitalization of the former Sorenson’s Garden Center. The 35,000 square foot future community food center, which is centrally located in Stevens Point, will house an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
6/24/17 - Market Events
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
7/1/17 - Market Events
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
7/1/17 - Chef on the Square - Emy J's
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI