Notable Edibles Summer 2013 Issue

Porchlight Products is Getting Dehydrated

By Wendy Allen | Photo By Jim Klousia 0

No, they don’t need a drink of water. Earlier this year, an anonymous donor generously gifted $25,000 to Porchlight Products to start-up Dane County’s first commercial food dehydration operation. The funds will also allow them to hire two kitchen staff members and a new combined position of kitchen manager and Porchlight Products marketer, who will help make more Porchlight Products available around town.

Porchlight programs served more than 7,500 of Dane County’s homeless population in 2012, and Porchlight Products—one of their most visible programs—provides employment and job skills training to formerly homeless men and women living with mental or physical disabilities. More than 75 percent of their ingredients are locally- and sustainably-sourced.

Read more about Porchlight Products and where to buy at

Wendy Allen is digital editor, copy editor, and a writer for Edible Madison. She reads style guides for fun, believes stories have power, and is fascinated by the evolution of the English languageā€”for better or worse. Her mission: to wrestle the wily comma into submission.

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