Central Rivers Farmshed

We organize events, programs, workshops and resources that help support a local food economy.

Save the Date! Local Food Fair 2015!  Meet local farms, businesses and organizations, enjoy a local organic potato bar dinner, attend workshops, network with other community members and more!

  • Info Fair & Marketplace
  • Potato Bar
  • Workshops
  • Children’s Activities
  • Film: Food Patriots

List of Exhibitors:

-Featured Farms-

Black Rabbit Farm
East Slope Farm
Field Notes Farm
Gravel Road Farm
Lonely Oak Farm
Nami Moon Farms
Painted Rock Farms
Rebel Ruminant Organics
Rose of Sharon Homestead
Stonehouse Farm
Stoney Acres Farm
Vespertine Gardens
Whitefeather Organics llc

-Featured Businesses and Organizations-
Auburndale Food Cooperative
Emy J’s
Farmshed & The Growing Collective
Five Rings Martial Arts
Incredible Edible Investment Club
Infinity Wellness & Chiropractic
Liberation Farmers Direct Trade Coffee
Lisa Kimmel Independent Consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
North Central Conservancy Trust
Point of Discovery School
Portage County UW-Extension
Ruby Coffee
Stevens Point Area Co-op
Students for Sustainability
Tea Rose Toggenburgs LLC / Cheesehead-edu
The Garden Guru
The Main Grain Bakery
The Village Hive: Bakery and Local Foods Collective
Tomorrow River Community Charter School
Wholistic Home Solutions
Wildtree Foods
Wisconsin Farmers Union

The Potato Bar’s Featured Restaurants and Toppings:

Rockman’s Catering:  taco fixings!
Sky Club: cheesy cheeseburger or cheesy taco soup
Christian’s Bistro & Father Fats: jambalaya
Kristin’s Riverwalk Food & Spirits:
UWSP Dining Services:  creole topping & parmesan tofu
Emy J’s Cafe: chickpea coconut curry and coffee
Amber Grill:
UWSP CPS Café: chicken peanut curry and parmesan roasted broccoli aioli
Guu’s: chili
@ 1800: ancho chile braised pheasant thighs with black beans, cream fraiche and crushed corn chips
Downtown Grocery: spicy tofu with bell peppers
Great Expectations Catering: dairy state cheddar & Point Beer fondue
Red Eye Brewing Co: lobster in cognac cream sauce with chives
Stevens Point Area Country Club: asian marinated vegetables with crispy wonton

Offering Desserts:
Earthcrust Bakery
Sweet Temptations/ Square Scoops
Krispycake and Soaring Energy Bars
The Main Grain
The Village Hive

Workshops: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Room 1128 – What? I’m a Lobbyist!  A Farmer Goes to Washington – Chris Holman – Nami Moon Farms
  • Room 130 – Kombucha – It’s Alive! – Lisa Shirek – Gypsy Booch & Painted Rock Farms
  • Room 132 – How to Get the Most Out of Your Coffee – Jared Linzmeier – Ruby Coffee Roasters
  • Room 1134 – 30 Minute Mozzarella – Rose Boero – Tea Rose Farmstead

Week-long Membership Drive (January 29-February 5th)

We are tickled to announce a very quick, week-long, membership drive! Each new member who signs up between now and the end of the Local Food Fair will be entered into a raffle to win a CSA Sampler Package from Vespertine Gardens.

In addition, existing members (we wouldn’t forget about you) will be entered to win a Farmshed Apron. Both raffles, for new and existing members, will have two winners each. Please help us spread the word. The opportunity to win starts now!!!!

New Member Prizes (2): CSA Sampler Package
Thanks to the grand generosity of Vespertine Gardens the top two prizes are CSA sampler packages. Two lucky winners will win a package, valued at $225, which includes 5 boxes of veggies delivered directly to Farmshed once every four weeks June – October and three farm raised chickens (available late in the season). More info on Vespertine can be found on their facebook page and here: http://vespertinegardens.blogspot.com/

Congratulations to winners Nicole Rice and Pat Onan!

Existing Member Prizes (2): Farmshed Apron
In addition to the grand prize winners, two existing members will be given
a Farmshed apron, either “We Got The Beet” or “Lettuce Give Thanks.”  We appreciate your support!

Congratulations to winners Stephen Veldhoff and Linda Reber Peterson!

To sign up or renew, visit our website or the Farmshed table at the Local Food Fair. https://secure.donationpay.org/farmshed/membership.php


Does your farm, business or organization want to be part of the Info Fair & Marketplace? Sign up here to be an exhibitor here!

Want to lend a hand?  

Sign up to volunteer here!  Group registration is available.

Questions?  Interested in sponsoring this event? Email info[at]farmshed[dot]org


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