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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


Carr Valley Cooking Classes

Carr Valley Cheese cooking classes are offered monthly and taught by renowned chefs and cooking instructors. Learn more.

Sauk City

Sep 08

Farm to Feast: Breakfast for Dinner

This benefit dinner for FairShare CSA Coalition will feature the freshest produce from Winterfell Acres & cooked up at Short Stack Eatery. Cocktails, beer/wine pairings included. More info.


Sep 12

Thirsty Troll Brewfest

Sampling event of 25 craft brewers, new homebrew competition, music, & get your picture with Jorgen the Thirsty Troll! Grundahl Park, 1-5pm. More info & tickets here.

Mount Horeb

Sep 12

Good Food Garden Party

An elegant, outdoor, "bistro-style" dinner benefiting Community Groundworks' educational programs. 4:30pm, Troy Gardens. $125. Learn more & get tickets.


Sep 12

Driftless Wisconsin Grown’s Harvest Dinner

At this 4th annual fundraiser dinner, enjoy a delicious local meal in a rustic-elegant barn setting. Music, wine and beer, raffle, live auction and more. More info.


Sep 14

Backyard Foraging Lecture & Walk

Learn how to recognize, harvest, and prepare tasty treats from plants you already have around your home. Olbrich Botalnical Gardens. Register by Sept. 3. More info.


Sep 15

Italian Heirloom Vegetables

Walk through the Olbrich Herb Garden & learn techniques for growing Italian heirloom vegetables, the history of select varieties, and recipes. Register by Sept. 8. More info.


Sep 19

Veggies for Vets

Farm-to-table dinner at Peacefully Organic Farm. Funds used to purchase CSA shares for veterans and their families. Learn more here.


Sep 20

Bike the Barns

Ride to local farms around Madison with artisan food prepared by local chefs. Proceeds benefit FairShare CSA Coalition’s Partner Shares program. Learn more & register here

Fort Atkinson

Sep 24

Stinky Cheeses Class

We’ll taste four stinky cheeses whose bark is often much different than their bite. Get it past your nose, and stinky cheese may just become your new favorite. More info & tickets.


Sep 24

September Taste Traditions Dinner

Author and folklorist Rick March explores why polka came to be such a part of Midwestern culture. Enjoy a dance by the Polkateers and a meal of German-inspired cuisine. $25pp. More info


Sep 25 - Sep 27

Cranberry Fest

Celebrate one of WI's most interesting local crops at this 3-day festival. Marsh tours, parade, shopping, contests for all ages & plenty of cranberry foods. More info.


Sep 28

Farm to Bar Happy Hour

Monthly happy hour benefiting FairShare CSA Coalition includes two special seasonal cocktails based on locally available produce.4-7pm at Gib's Bar.


Sep 29 - Oct 03

World Dairy Expo

A forum for dairy producers, companies, organizations and other enthusiasts to exchange ideas & knowledge, & many product & animal competitions. More info.


Oct 02 - Oct 11

Fermentation Fest

10 days of tastings, demos, cooking classes, art events, brewing seminars, farm tours and more in beautiful Sauk County. View the full schedule of events at


Oct 03

Cranberry Public Harvest Day

Come see various stages of the cranberry harvest at the family-owned & operated Wetherby Cranberry Company, 9-11am. FREE. Learn more.


Oct 10

Quivy’s Grove Beer Fest

46 breweries & 100 beers for sampling, food from an outdoor smoke roaster, music. 6261 Nesbitt Road, Noon-5pm. Learn more & purchase tickets.


Oct 18

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 19

Farm to Bar Happy Hour

Monthly happy hour benefiting FairShare CSA Coalition includes two special seasonal cocktails based on locally available produce.4-7pm at Gib's Bar.


Oct 22 - Oct 25

Kohler Food & Wine Experience

This interactive culinary event features celebrity chef Jacques Pepin, wine experts & epicureans from around the world. Culinary seminars, tastings & signature festivities. More info.


Oct 22

Virtual Road Trip: Cheeses of Switzerland

Jeanne will introduce you to four of her new favorite Swiss cheeses and tell the stories of Alpine cheesemaking. More info & tickets.


Oct 24

Global Tapas: Chef Jacqueline Singleton

In this Carr Valley Cheese Cooking Class, the chef creates generous, multi-course tastings from his/her menu. 2 glasses of wine + go home with the chef's recipes! See menu & register here

Sauk City

Nov 06 - Nov 07

Women, Food & Ag. Network Conference

"Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food" is the theme for this year's conference. An excellent experience for women farmers and food advocates. Learn more.

Davenport, Iowa

Nov 07

Madison Herb Society Herb Faire

Learn about the many uses for herbs, from cooking to medicine. Workshops, cooking demos & more. FREE. Olbrich Botanical Gardens. More info.


Nov 19

Ruby Nouveau Release & Tasting Party

Join Wollersheim Winery's tapping of the 2014 Ruby Nouveau barrel on 11am, or taste the wine with music, cheese and sausage on 11/21 from 10am-4pm.

Prairie du Sac

Nov 28

A Vintage Christmas

Experience old world charm as you taste Wollersheim wines paired with festive foods & find unique gifts while carolers set a holiday mood. Free. 10am-4pm. Learn more.

Prairie du Sac

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.


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.