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Find Local Food With 2009 Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas

Whether you are cooking at home or enjoying a meal out on the town,
the 2009 Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas can steer you to local,
sustainably grown food. The 2009 edition will be available for free in
Madison and across southern Wisconsin beginning April 18.

The 2009 atlas lists 103 farms and 45 farmers” markets as well as 27
restaurants and retail businesses that offer local food on their
menus. It also lists local organizations that promote sustainable
agriculture. All vendors listed have pledged to protect land and water
resources, treat animals with care and respect and provide safe
conditions for workers.

The 2009 atlas is not only the biggest ever – it”s also most
beautiful. It includes work by the artist collaborative artsTribe,
whose members worked with vendors at the Dane County Farmers Market to
create art incorporating vegetables, grasses and even beeswax from
their farms.

The atlas is a collaborative project of the REAP Food Group, the Dane
County Farmers” Market, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for
Integrated Agricultural Systems and the Friends of the Dane County
Farmers” Market. Heartland Credit Union underwrote the project.

The atlas will be available at the Dane County Farmers” Market
information booth at the top of State Street as well as other farmers”
markets, public libraries, farms, food co-ops and other area
businesses. To see a list of distribution sites or download an
electronic copy, go to www.reapfoodgroup.org.

If you are interested in distributing copies of the 2009 Southern
Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas, or would like more information about this
resource, please contact Miriam Grunes at (608) 310-7836 or miriamg@reapfoodgroup.org