This week on FoodCrush, we're chatting with Nic Mink, Wisconsin native and co-founder of Sitka Salmon Shares, a company which delivers Alaskan seafood straight to Midwestern doorsteps through its community supported fishery program (CSF).
Freshfin Poke, the local poké restaurant which launched its first retail store on the East Side in 2017, is expanding to East Tosa.
In anticipation of Earth Day, Outpost Natural Foods has announced a bold commitment: to eliminate petroleum-based plastic co-op packaging and consumables by 2022. And that goes well beyond plastic bags.
After a series of previews late last week and into the weekend, Crossroads Collective, the East Side's new food hall, opens today just next door to the Oriental Theatre.
In an age when we can get groceries delivered directly to our doorsteps, Imperfect Produce - a service which launched in Milwaukee in June - is working to help slash food waste.
Looking around Reed Street Yards, it's hard not to think it would be a perfect place for a nature-conscious music festival. Apparently Rock the Green thought the same thing, as the area will play host to its return on Saturday, Sept. 17.
After taking a three-year break, Rock the Green is back with a killer music line-up, featuring acts both local and national, and great environmental education! Check out the full details of the event here.
Managing 16.5 million gallons of water a year with green infrastructure, UW-Milwaukee is making great strides reducing water pollution in a heavily urbanized area.
Last year, developer / green entrepreneur / sustainable Milwaukee advocate Juli Kaufmann was honored with the Milwaukee Business Journal's Women of Influence award. This year, she served as the keynote speaker and delivered a speech that people will be talking about for a long time. And not just because it rhymed.
This week, Growing Power, 5500 W. Silver Spring Dr., is headed to Missouri's Stark Bro's Nurseries to pick up more than 4,000 donated fruit trees that will be planted on empty lots in the City of Milwaukee.
Timothy Westbrook describes himself as a "sustainability driven fiber artist" who, after appearing on three episodes of "Project Runway" this summer, is back in Milwaukee and about to present a performance / fashion show called "Paleontology of a Woman."
Transition Milwaukee is part of an international movement formed in response to the peak oil crisis and around issues of climate change, economic security and permaculture principles. It lives up to its motto, "we're all in this together," through its collaborations with other groups in the Milwaukee metro area.
The locally sourced food movement has become less of a novelty and more the exemplar of "new" American cuisine these days. It has begun to seem superfluous because, in many places, it has simply become the customer's expectation. This is a good thing.
Living in the land of custard, it's somewhat difficult to imagine another creamy frozen treat that could possibly compete. But, a local ice cream company is aiming to change all that with a super creamy ultra-premium product that rivals even the best in Milwaukee custard.
On March 10 three Milwaukee designers will join hundreds of young professionals and students from across the country in an effort to help restore, rebuild and revive New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.