SOIL SISTERS ~ A Celebration of WI Farms & Rural Life

July 31 - August 2, 2015

Three days.  Five unique components from which to choose.  Twenty-five women-owned farms.  SOIL SISTERS celebrates Wisconsin's family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe and Brodhead, Wisconsin, over the first weekend of August, 2015.

Starting on July 31 and running through August 2, 2015, SOIL SISTERS offers an immersive farming and culinary experience, led by women - the "soil sisters" -- committed to healthy, fresh products or farm-made, artisanal food products and other items.  Some of these soil sisters are assisted by their husbands (aka "brothers") and/or their family.  From heirloom tomatoes to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef, the farmers and artisan food producers share a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer's bounty.  

Choose from a variety of activities including Dinner on the Farm, a Taste of Place culinary event, plentiful on-farm "Green Acres" fun and educational workshops, plus area restaurants featuring "locavore" specials throughout the weekend.  Depending on the Green Acres workshop, you can milk a goat, spin some fiber, go on a hayride, learn how to ferment, or build a birdhouse, among many other hands-on activities.  Create your own farm and culinary adventure itinerary.

So, wear your sun hat, pull on your farm boots or overalls, and kick back for a relaxing time on one, or all, of the farms.  And come hungry for some farm-to-table feasts.


Key Links:

Website:  www.soilsisterswi.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoilSisters

Workshop and culinary event registrations NOW OPEN on Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/985898

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/111771840588415123982


Sponsored by Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation

Featured Event



WFU Summer Conference

August 8, 2015

Plan to attend Wisconsin Farmers Union's annual Summer Conference Aug. 8 at WFU Kamp Kenwood, 19161 79th Ave., Chippewa Falls, for a day of "Building Up Our Organization." With a focus on chapter development, sessions will cover the Farmers Union youth program, ideas for county meetings, packaged WFU programming, electoral organizing, resolution writing and more! 

RSVP to the WFU State Office at 715-723-5561. Tent space and limited lodging at Kamp Kenwood is available on the evening of Friday, Aug. 7 for those interested in extra networking time or who are traveling a great distance.



2015 Midwest CSA Conference

December 3-4, 2015
The Plaza ~ Eau Claire, WI

The Midwest CSA community is invited to come together to network and learn from each other to strengthen CSA farms and the local food system.  The Wisconsin Farmers Union will again convene this gathering, featuring practical presentations for the CSA movement regarding production, packaging and logistics, business management, community building, and more.  

The conference begins with registration from 12:30 to 1:30 on Thursday, December 3rd and the first workshop will begin at 1:30pm.  The conference will wrap up on Friday the 4th by 4:00pm.  

Click here to register

Click here for sponsor/ehxibitor regsitration

To see materials from our 2013 meeting click here and scroll down a little under the Initiatives heading.

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