Wisconsin Farmers Union: Spring Tour kicks off next week

Contact: Danielle Endvick, WFU Communications Director

715-471-0398,
[email protected]

WFU Spring Tour kicks off next week

Wisconsin Farmers Union is ushering in spring with its annual Spring Tour March 30-April 10. The public is invited to attend any or all of seven tour stops spread throughout the state and learn more about WFU while enjoying a complimentary meal.

WFU staff will share some background on the organization and give an update on policy priorities. Every stop will also include either a speaker or a tour of the agribusiness host site, which range in diversity from a small-town brewery to an award-winning goat farm, a food cooperative, local food venues and a robotic dairy.

Locations include:

• Southeast: Mon., March 30, Fin & Hooves, a Black Sheep restaurant (former Whitewater Country Club), N9035 Highway 89, Whitewater.

• East: Tues., March 31, The Cafe at LaClare Farm, W2994 Cty. Rd. HH, Malone. LaClare Farms is an award-winning goat farm and farmstead creamery.

• South Central: Wed., April 1, Cow & Quince Local Food Market & Eatery, 407 2nd St., New Glarus.

Cow & Quince is the first community supported restaurant in Green County. Housed in a 1930’s historic building
that formerly was a grocery store, the restaurant offers a farm-to-table experience in a casual atmosphere.

• North: Mon., April 6, Chequamegon Food Co-op, 700 Main St. W., Ashland. Chequamegon Food Co-op is a member-owned store dedicated to providing ecologically sound and healthy foods and products for its members and community.

• Northwest: Tues., April 7, Valkeyrie Brewery, 234 Dallas St., Dallas. (Not handicap accessible.) Valkyrie Brewery was the first microbrewery established in Northwest Wisconsin

• Southwest: Wed., April 8, Rooted Spoon Culinary, 219 S. Main St., Viroqua. The Rooted Spoon offers seasonal menus that highlight locally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients.

• Central: Fri., April 10, Groshek Farms, 3271 Sky View Rd., Amherst. This stop will offer a chance to view the robotic milking system installed last year at Groshek Farms. Afterward, we’ll meet for lunch at the Lettie Jensen Community Center, 487 N. Main St., Amherst.

There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is appreciated for meal count, but not required. Please RSVP to Deb Jakubek at 715-590-2130 to help us plan for enough food.

Founded in 1930, Wisconsin Farmers Union is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities, and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors, and civic engagement. Learn more at www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com.