Rampfest sounds like the vernacular of a skateboarder. Rampfest dude, with a long drawn out Dueeeeed. Or maybe something you’d hear at a farm supply store. The ramps at Rampfest are wild spring edibles. I do think that their name needs a little work though. When I think ofContinue Reading

Juneau County, Wisconsin USA As residents can attest to, Juneau County has some of the most diverse and appealing scenery in the country, from the hills to the forests, the bluffs and the waterways. Each corner of the county has something special to offer. With the expansion of ATV routes, visitors canContinue Reading

Verona Area Chamber of Commerce VACC and the Badger Prairie Needs Network are now hosting a Verona Winters Farmers Market. This is a family friendly community event with live music, tables to sit and visit, food trucks, market vendors, and more! We were looking for a place to hold ourContinue Reading

Today is the last birthday I’ll spend in Decorah. In a few months, I will be moving across the country. I’ll pack up my life and drive away, leaving behind the limestone outcroppings and parting rivers of the Driftless. A winter’s good-bye to three years untouched by glacier. A lifeContinue Reading

Bay City The gateway to Lake Pepin the village of Bay City is a quaint, quiet spot with a stunning location on the Great River with the first trail destination.   1.  Chef Shack Tucked off WI Hwy 35 in Bay City you will find Chef Shack. Carrie Summer andContinue Reading

Friday night the torchlight parade is the place to be. The shop fronts glowing with many onlookers dressed in their best winter attire waiting for the balloon aeronauts. Each crew with family and friends engaging burners radiating an immense feeling of warmth throughout the route. Aside from the beautiful pyrotechnics,Continue Reading

  Burpee Museum of Natural History Come explore Burpee Museum and its award-winning exhibits such as Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur, and explore the history of the young T. rex skeleton found by Burpee Museum researchers in the badlands of Montana, called one of the ten most important dinosaur discoveriesContinue Reading

If you live in the Driftless Area, you are probably well aware that Madison sits on the outskirts of its boundaries, by something like three miles. And as with the Twin Cities and Rochester in Minnesota, Madison – Wisconsin’s capital city – perches like a borderland kingdom that average folksContinue Reading

Preston Minnesota is located along the Root River in scenic Historic Bluff Country! Also known as “Minnesota’s Trout Capital” Preston is a family-fun destination offering visitors a variety of entertaining, educational, and recreational activities to choose from. We are home to the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery and we are theContinue Reading

Egg Week It was Egg Week. One of our professors, who lived in an acreage off the grid outside of Decorah and kept chickens, was selling eggs that spring. Local farm fresh eggs? We went crazy for them, and soon our kitchen island was anointed with a holy tower ofContinue Reading

The gathering was inspired by a guy named Daniel Mack in upstate New York. He is a famous artist/builder who makes furniture and home décor from rustic materials found in nature. He describes it best in this quote.  “And it dawned on me that to some people, the chairs representedContinue Reading

I arrived at the downtown La Crosse venue, which is also home to the German heritage festivities known as Oktoberfest, around noon on a Wisconsiny overcast and slightly misty day. The usual accommodation for this festival it seems. This did not persuade any of the beer tasters to stay atContinue Reading

Over the years with hard work and dedication the couple turned the original family farm into a thriving winery. They offer 56 homemade wines: each with their own unique pallet and “Pride and Prejudice” flair.  The fan favorite “Victor’s Folly”, a sweet watermelon wine. The couple’s passion for an exquisiteContinue Reading

Driftless Historium: The Driftless Historium should be your first stop if you’re interested in learning about the history of Mount Horeb and the Driftless region. Located right off Main Street and across the street from The Grumpy Troll, this building looks small, but it’s bigger on the inside. Open andContinue Reading

But back to Middleton. Due in part to some new construction and some refurbishment of old buildings into new lofts, downtown Middleton has grown itself a restaurant district of varied and complimentary tastes. Within a three-block radius we have Japanese, Hawaiian Poke, Thai, Italian, Retro 50’s Americana, Louisiana Cajun, BarContinue Reading

Tell us about the food philosophy behind GoMacro’s impressive set of certifications? We’re committed to creating high-quality products from simple, sustainably-grown ingredients, and certifications are one way we keep that promise to everyone who purchases MacroBars. We want to set the standard for the quality and integrity of the foodsContinue Reading

Tell us about what you do for work or your business, and how long have you been doing this? We started Cannon Belles Cheese 5 years ago with a dream to build a manufacturing plant to process cow’s milk into cheese. We have been through a lot of ups andContinue Reading