Enter to win a farm & food trip for two to Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
For food lovers and supporters of sustainable agriculture, you can't beat Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This oft-overlooked Midwesten gem is memorable for more than just its cheese—it also boasts 177 community gardens, 30 farms, and 26 farmers' markets (more per capita than any other American city!) In the last decade, a half-dozen "farm-to-table" restaurants have sprung up in the city, creating a vibrant food culture that is constantly reinventing itself with fresh, nutritious, locally grown food. Milwaukee is also home to The Miller Brewing Company and has a craft beer scene that is second to none.
Many residents have developed a green thumb thanks to the city's active cooperative extension system and city laws that allow gardeners to sell their produce at farm stands and markets and keep chickens and bees in their yards. Others in Milwaukee have been championing gardening and community agriculture for decades, following traditions passed down through the generations. Still others have turned to gardening and urban agriculture more recently, as a way to recover from the Great Recession and heal divisions that have riven Milwaukee—and our nation as a whole.
So whether you're interested in learning how the local food movement took root in the rustbelt, or you're just craving some quality cheese and beer, there's always something on the Milwaukee menu worth exploring.
Enter our Farm & Food sweepstakes and win a trip for two to Milwaukee and be inspired by what the people of this great city have accomplished. While in Milwaukee, you and a friend will have a personalized education session with founding director of the Victory Garden Initative, Gretchen Mead; attend VGI's FarmRaiser event; get personal tours of community gardens with Wisconsin Foodie producer Arthur Ircink; and enjoy dinners at farm-to-table, local-food restaurants. You'll arrive in Milwaukee Friday, September 8th and depart Monday, September 11th. Island Press will take care of your air fare, transportation, dinners, and accommodations at the Manderley Bed & Breakfast.
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