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Rooted Spoon First Thursday Dinners

On the first Thursday of each month, Rooted Spoon hosts a multi-course dinner of local, seasonal ingredients, often with a special theme. ~$23pp



Willy St. Co-op Workshops

Willy St. Co-op has a plethora of classes on cooking and nutrition, plus free films, lectures and food demos. Check out their calendar for both East and West locations.

Madison & Middleton

Oct 31 - Feb 28

Exhibit: “Chocolate: The Bitter and the Sweet”

New Olbrich Botanical Gardens exhibit explores the cacao tree & the story of chocolate in the warm, tropical environment of the Bolz Conservatory! $2 admission or free Wed. & Sat. AM. Learn more>>


Dec 02

Gladdening Herbs for Winter Blues

Learn what herb is considered the "gladdening herb" and other safe, effective herbal remedies for the winter blues. Olbrich Gardens. Register by Nov. 25. More info.


Dec 06

Holiday Game Dinner

6-course menu of game animals including turkey, fish, venison, rabbit and bison prepared with seasonal ingredients. Harvest Restaurant. $65 ticket includes wine. Call 608.255.6075 for tickets.


Dec 10

Terra Madre Day

An annual, worldwide celebration of local food arranged by Slow Food chapters. Through hundreds of unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots. 


Jan 16

Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest

The Alliant Energy Center will be overflowing with beer and cheese from 2:30-6:30pm. Gen. admission: $50. Premium tasting tix: $85.


Jun 04

Cows on the Concourse

Meet & greet dairy cows, baby calves - and their farmers! - at the Dane County Farmers' Market to kick off June Dairy Month. Free! More info.


Jun 18

Mad City Vegan Fest

Where curious omnivores to longtime vegans can enjoy delicious vegan samples & find information on protecting animals, the environment, and health. More info.


Sep 16 - Sep 18

Green County Cheese Days

One of the oldest & largest heritage fests in the US, honoring Swiss heritage, cheesemaking and dairying traditions of the area & more. Held bi-annually.