I do a lot of cooking and try to use local and organic when possible. The biggest question people that eat my food is where did it come from. We're lucky here in Milwaukee that we have access to some amazing things happening in the slow food movement.
First, is a service I've been using for a few years called Braise. I met David Swanson through a cooking class I took at Outpost co-op. He is a visionary that started going back to farms, teaching classes there and inspiring all things local by creating a delivery service (or CSA, community supported agriculture). There are several options for home delivery, the one I use I pay a yearly fee for delivery and I place an order by Sunday online and the food arrives Tuesday. It's an amazing assortment of local meats, dairy, vegetables, fruits, oils, grains and even chocolate! He recently opened a beautiful restaurant in Walker's Point, which is definately rising to be one of Milwaukee's best! http://braiselocalfood.com/
Second, is Will Allen's creation, Growing Power. It's an incredible system that is getting world wide attention for turning abandoned inner city space into a garden haven. They have chickens, tilapia, tomatoes, lettuce, compost making worms! My favorite are the sunflower sprouts. I first had in some salads at some fancy pants restaurants. Now I love that I can make my own fancy salads at home with these sprouts! They also have a small grocery store to help bring fresh produce that's not available locally. I'm lucky enough to have this service come to my work and I order a sustainable bag every week. They also have pick up sites around the city with several different options for sizes/prices. I'd recommend a tour to see how this amazing place works. http://www.growingpower.org/
True Milwaukee girl, lived in a multiple areas in the state of Wisconsin and has traveled around the world but always remembers "where ever you go, there you are".
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