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Central Rivers Farmshed has come a long way with its goal of transforming the rundown Sorenson’s Greenhouses into a useable growing space.
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See Farmshed featured in “Your Town, Stevens Point”, as the WSAW News Channel 7 crew reported at our community potluck!
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The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) is pleased to co-sponsor a panel discussion on climate change and Wisconsin agriculture on Oct. 11 in Stevens Point.
Others co-sponsoring the event include the Central Wisconsin Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, The Stevens Point Area League of Women Voters, the Interfaith Community for the Earth, Central Rivers Farmshed, the Wisconsin Farmers Union, the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society and several churches.
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Central Rivers Farmshed is holding a series of community potluck meals, slated for the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Community Potluck Series Community Gathering is held from 6:30 8 PM at The Greenhouse Project, 1220 Briggs Court. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring a dish to pass.
For more information go to farmshed.org or call 715-544-6154.
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STEVENS POINT – The Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, 1100 Main St., will hold its monthly Healthy Family Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A healthy dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a food game with Central Rivers Farmshed at 6 p.m.
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Farmers markets are all the rage in the U.S., and Wisconsin is not immune to the trend.
Since 2008, the number of farmers markets has increased by 76 percent to a total of 8,268 farmers markets nationwide, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

View the full article including an interview with Farmshed program coordinator, Krista Engelhardt!
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ARNOTT – Mid-State Sisters of Skate will host its first Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned roller derby doubleheader of the home season on Saturday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the first bout will start at 6 p.m. at Arnott Lion’s Park, 6768 Fourth St.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will support the Arnott Lions Club. A penny war also will be held with proceeds going toward Central Rivers Farmshed.
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National Farmers Market Week (Aug. 3 to 9) is a fantastic time to make a trip to your local market. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is a time to celebrate the more than 8,100 farmers markets across the United States, the farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
…How will you celebrate National Farmers Market Week? Central Rivers Farmshed is offering a variety of activities this week including chef demonstrations, EBT Double Value Days and children’s activities at the Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids farmers markets; visit farmshed.org for details.
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Central Rivers Farmshed will host double-value days for EBT/FoodShare recipients at the Stevens Point farmers market in the Mathias Mitchell Public Square and Wood County farmers market in the Rapids Mall parking lot in August.
Double-value days is an incentive program coordinated by Farmshed, where local sponsors match FoodShare transactions up to $10 per customer per month until the monthly allotment runs out in July through October. FoodShare recipients can come to the Farmshed/EBT booth at the market to swipe their EBT card for up to $10 and receive up to $20 in EBT tokens to use at the market on eligible food items. This program encourages community members to shop at the market for fresh, local products including fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs and provides small farms with greatly needed income.
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As the author of the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program, I’ve been interested in promoting the local food movement for a long time. That’s why I was delighted to get my copy of the Farm Fresh Atlas of Central Wisconsin: A Year-Round Local Food Guide, published by Central Rivers Farmshed. It contains listings for more than 140 sources for fresh local food and food products, including CSAs and other local farms, restaurants that specialize in farm-to-table cuisine, community gardens, and 37 farmers’ markets from Sparta in the west to Amherst in the east.
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8/3/2019 - Chef on the Square
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
8/13/2019 - Community Potluck "Everything Tastes Better Outside"
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
9/7/2019 - Chef on the Square
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI