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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 10 - Dec 04

“On Your Plate” Photo Exhibit

Beautiful photographs by Drew Shonka showing how Viroqua, Wisconsin, makes agriculture sustainable. On display at Driftless Cafe. 


Oct 22

Pie Palooza

A delicious Sunday brunch of sweet or savory pies baked by area chefs using local products. Includes farm-fresh salad and beverages. More info and tickets.


Oct 27

Autumn Tasting Event

Enjoy warming flavors on a cool night at the Isthmus Dining Company's autumn pop-up event. Vom Fass, 3248 University Avenue. 5pm. 


Oct 27

Wisconsin Book Festival: Bringing it Home

Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will share how she makes inspired cooking accessible for home cooks in her cookbook, "Bringing it Home." 7pm, Central Library. More info>>


Oct 28

Kickapoo Coffee Tasting & Roastery Tour

Kickapoo Coffee's FREE monthly cupping (coffee tasting) and tour. 10am-Noon inside the Food Enterprise Center 1201 North Main St (parking in back).


Oct 31

Horror D’oeuvres

Enjoy scary good finger foods at the Isthmus Dining Company's Halloween pop-up restaurant at Gib's Bar, 5pm. 


Nov 01

“Back to the Land, Again” with Odessa Piper

Pioneer Chef Odessa Piper will speak about the back-to-the-land movement that shaped L'Etoile and other restaurants of its generation. 7:15pm. Goodman Community Center. FREE.


Nov 02

Wisconsin Book Festival: America: The Cookbook

Hear from the authors about how each state's history, culture, and traditions define what we eat. 7pm, Central Library. More info>>


Nov 02 - Nov 04

Women Food & Ag Network Annual Conference

Celebrating 20 years of engaging women in building an ecological and just food and ag system through individual & community power! Learn more here>>


Nov 03

Wisconsin Book Festival: Life in a Northern Town

Happy hour book talk with Mary Dougherty, author of the cookbook Life in a Northern Town, including samples of her Sugar Bush Margarita! 5pm, Wisconsin Historical Museum. More info>>


Nov 04 - Nov 05

Wisconsin Cheese Camp

Like summer camp, but much, much cheesier. Farm and creamery tours, Meet the Cheesemaker Gala, "Cheddar Dinner," and educational seminars. Tickets on sale to the public 10/3.


Nov 05

Wisconsin Book Festival: Preservation: The Art & Science…

Author Christina Ward demystifies the science that informs the methods of food preservation. 10:30am, Central Library. More info>>


Nov 05

Wisconsin Book Festival: Faces of a Fish Empire

Faces of a Fish Empire shares the story of a family-owned fish supplier in Milwaukee, as well as the decline of commericial fishing on Lake Michigan. Noon, Central Library. More info>>


Nov 10

Early Winter Tasting Event

This early winter tasting menu by the Isthmus Dining Company will get you in a seasonal mood. Vom Fass, 3248 University Avenue. 5pm


Nov 12

REAP Food Group Harvest Gala

REAP's Harvest Gala benefit dinner is an elegant five-course meal highlighting local ingredients, prepared tableside by your table's chef. The Madison Club. Learn more & get tickets>>


Nov 17

Viroqua Wine Walk

Get your holiday shopping done early at Viroqua's first Wine Walk. Tastings, exclusive shopping discounts, demos appetizers and fun! $25. More info & tickets >>


Nov 29

Badger Bioneers Conference

Bringing local changemakers together for a day of inspiring workshops and conversation to build a happy, healthy future in our region and beyond. More info & registration >>