Mark Your Calendar to Join the Soil Sisters on a Farmstead Adventure




Jen Riemer, Lisa Kivirist, Cara Carper, Peg Sheaffer, Kriss Marion

John Ivanko Photography

The annual Soil Sisters: A Celebration of Wisconsin Farms and Rural Life, will take place from August 4 through 6 in the farming communities of Monroe, Brodhead, New Glarus and Blanchardville, Wisconsin, about a three-hour drive northwest of Chicago. The weekend offers an immersive farming and culinary experience, led by the “soil sisters” women farmers committed to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown or raised products as well as farm-made artisanal foods and other items.

       From heirloom tomatoes to jams, jellies and pickles, sheep to solar energy, farmstay bed & breakfasts to beef, the farmers and artisan food producers share a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer’s bounty. 

       Visitors can create their own farm and culinary adventure itinerary from a Farm-to-Table Dinner, Pizza on the Farm, Tour of Farms, Taste of Place at Cow & Quince, and a wide range of hands-on workshops. They can learn to ferment and preserve the harvest, be a farmer for a couple hours or try their hand at making cheese at one of many workshop options.

The Tour of Farms is free on Sunday. All the other events are ticketed, with varying fees. For more information, visit SoilSistersWI.org. Register at BrownPaperTickets.com/producer/985898.

 

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