Central Rivers Farmshed

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

Sorry – this workshop has been CANCELLED

Farmshed’s Adding Value to Your Farm workshop is hosted by Joel Kuehnhold of Lonely Oak Farm in Milladore and Kat Becker and Tony Schultz of Stoney Acres Farm in Athens.  Both farms feature commercial kitchens and have entered into endeavors that add-value  to what they grow and raise (think of feasting on brunch or homegrown pizza where the majority of ingredients were grown on the farm).  In addition to accomplishing these feats, both farms are solar powered.

9am to 12 pm – Lonely Oak Farm in Milladore, WI

  • How to navigate license requirements for the food service and processing
  • Physical requirements of updating a building to meet food code
  • Scaling up recipes; modifying small batch recipes to serve large crowds
  • Labeling and marketing your product or service

1pm to 4pm – Stoney Acres Farm in Athens, WI

  • Making your farm “public ready” thinking about parking, signage, insurance
    and customer service
  • Good (or even better) alternatives to building a commercial kitchen
  • Adding value vs adding processing – what is the difference and how do you
    assess it
  • Basic supplies and technology for on farm food service
  • Building current farm ventures alongside value added businesses.

The cost is $80 for non-members and $65 for members (includes lunch and dinner). Or, if you register for 3 on-farm courses, the cost for all 3 is $150 for non-members and $125 for members.  Register here. Registration closes Friday June 24th.

We also offer a limited number of scholarships, you can apply for here.

Meet the Instructors:

Joel Kuehnhold – Lonely Oak Farm

Joel owns Lonely Oak Farm near Milladore, WI. His highly diversified farm is in the process of becoming certified organic. Over 100 head of sheep and a small herd of beef animals are rotationally grazed on 80 acres. His operation includes purebred Tamworth hogs, 300 laying hens and 6 acres of vegetables. The farm’s unique location within a wildlife area encourages management techniques that work in harmony with nature. Joel has built an on-farm certified kitchen where produce from the vegetable fields is processed and sold under the farm’s label. Joel is also starting an on-farm restaurant and CSA operation—many community members consider Lonely Oak to be their personal connection to their food and natural landscape—a connection he is honored to facilitate. Joel was also an agricultural education instructor, instituting a nationally recognized farm to school program, and currently is the co-director at Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council.

Kat Becker – Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker owns and operates Stoney Acres Farm, a diversified certified organic farm, in Athens Wisconsin. In its 10th season, the farm is centered on a 200 member CSA, year-round farmers market sales, and a seasonal farm-to-table pizza operation. They produce vegetables, beef, pork, eggs, small grains, and maple syrup.


We are a community that thrives on locally grown food produced in ways that are good for our health and the health of our land, water, and air


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