Sunday, November 9, 2014

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Part of my trip to Wisconsin was spent in the small college town of Steven's Point. Here were some of the highlights:

Farm shed is a non-profit based in Stevens Point whose mission is to "expand the connection between local residents and their food by providing opportunities for participation, education, cooperation, and action to support a local food economy in Central Wisconsin." In other words, they are awesome, and Layne Cozzolino's passion for this organization is contagious. They're still on the up and up, and plan to complete many more projects at the facility in the future, including a commercial grade kitchen and a massive green house, so they need your help. To find out way to support this organization, visit their website through the link above.

Quaint, rustic, and yummy pretty much sums it up. I'm personally obsessed with the recipe cards that wallpaper the main wall as you walk in. What is more creative and personal than that? Main Grain has some amazing and unique freshly baked breads, including: asiago thyme, cranberry vanilla, spiced rye, and sesame semolina. Not to mention a whole slew of muffins and pastries. In short, come here. And grab a coffee next door at Emy J's while you're at it.


A food truck. Serving tacos. In Wisconsin? Yes, Yes, and Yes! It's a wonderful combination of a chef who actually understands what a taco should taste like (he spent most of his life in the southwest), along with the wonderfully fresh, flavorful ingredients that Central WI has to offer and're left the best surprise your taste buds will encounter while in the area.

Chef was nice enough to take into consideration my gluten intolerance and swapped out my tortillas for blue corn (although I was enviously eying the homemade flour tortillas). Definitely go for the trifecta taco plate (chicken, sweet potato, and brisket) accompanied by the three fresh salsa options (special emphasis on the cranberry salsa!)

Special thanks to all of these wonderful places/vendors for their generosity and hospitality with our group. And of course, Geiger PR for allowing me to tag along in the first place. ;)

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