Publisher’s Letter: Winter 2014
By Jamie Lamonde | Photo By Jim Klousia 0
It’s snowing outside, and I’m typing one-handed as my other arm cradles my son, Ezra, who is nursing. My older son, River, is painting. We’re at home. This is a typical scene at the “world headquarters” of Edible Madison. I wonder what is happening right now at the “satellite offices,” sprinkled throughout southern Wisconsin, of everyone who has a role in producing this magazine. I’m filled with gratitude for the hard work, creativity, vision, passion, know-how and dedication that they all contribute to Edible Madison, each and every season for nearly five years.
I feel blessed to share a mission with them. A mission to promote that eating locally is good for our economy, environment and health, and to connect eaters with local, organic food sources. And you, dear reader. I thank you for sharing in this mission and for taking the time to explore our pages and learn the stories behind our region’s food and farming.
In this issue, we are reminded of the importance of having a personal connection with our food and those who provide it to us (“The Meat of the Matter, ” p. 36). Writer-artist Andy Radtke takes “A Look Back at the Wisconsin Barn” (p. 30) and ponders its intersection with innovation. And we are welcomed into the home kitchen of Elizabeth and Tim Dahl, owners of Nostrano restaurant in Madison (p. 26).
All of us behind Edible Madison wish you and yours a season filled to the brim.
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Jamie has worked in the organic and sustainable lifestyle industry for more than a decade. She is a communications professional with a deep commitment to nurturing positive social change through values-driven, education-based public outreach. Through her work, she is committed to building bridges between family farmers and citizen-partners to change the food system for the better.
Jamie graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, with a B.A. in English Literature. She lives in the beautiful Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin and continues to be inspired, and inspire others, through the organic and local food and farming movement.