There's still time to register for the 2nd Annual Tour de Food. Set for Sunday, June 9, the routes range from 13- to 75-miles and will take cyclists to sites in southern Dane County that produce local produce.
Here are some of the local vendors cyclists will be sampling from throughout the day:
After the tour, cyclists will meet back at Mandt Park for a delicious locally prepared feast and beer tasting. This year's event is being capped at 250 participants, so register now!
Learn more and check out the route maps here.
Check out this year's list of participaing local farms and producers here.
The proceeds from Tour de Food support the Yahara River Grocery Cooperative.
Half Pint is back – with a new look – at the Co-op! Artist Kim Marsh has transformed Half Pint into a masterpiece themed in Stoughton landmarks, traditions and local foods. Stop by the store and say "hi" to Half Pint.
For those of you that don't know, Half Pint is a calf statue that previously occupied the Co-op's window by the books and children's toys. Kim Marsh won a contest last year to redecorate the statue for the Co-op.
Take the Co-op's 2013 Beer Survey and give us your thoughts on our beer selection. Plus, you may win a great prize! Four people will each win a New Glarus pint glass and the grand prize winner will get to choose what goes in June's Beer O' the Month Sampler*.
The survey is active until Sunday, May 19 – make sure to submit your thoughts on your favorite brews by then!
Click here to take the 2013 beer survey.
*The grand prize winner's beer selections will be approved by Jen Lister before hitting the co-op's shelves in June.
After taking the survey, check out some of the comments and find out what else is happening at your Co-op on Facebook!
Left to right: Paul Lawrence, Lori Wirth (Secretary), Wade Moder (President), Larry Beck (Vice President), Laura Anderson, Nancy Nedveck, Theresa Ganshert, Tera Johnson (Treasurer) and Sue Meyers.
The YRGC 2013 Board of Directors have elected officers and selected its monthly meeting dates. Wade Moder was re-elected president and Lori Wirth will serve as board secretary again. Larry Beck was elected vice president and Tera Johnson as treasurer.
Board meetings will be on the third Monday of the month through August and then move to the third Tuesday of the month for the remainder of 2013. Board meetings are in the basement of City Hall, 381 East Main Street, in Stoughton, and Co-op members are welcome to attend.
Let the Co-op do all the work for your next event or get-together. Try a Mediterranean platter with olives, feta cheese, toasted pita, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, hummus and spinach dip. Or how about a cheese platter with an assortment of Wisconsin cheeses or our fruit platter with a medley of fresh seasonal fruit and yogurt honey dip. Also, our famous chicken salad is available by the pound.
Everything on our menu is made from the same healthful ingredients you find at the Co-op. So if you want to keep your gathering fresh, green and LOCAL, choose the Co-op to make it special.
Click here to check out our new catering menu.
You don‘t have to become a member to shop. Your grocery welcomes everyone. Becoming a member of the Co-op, however, gives you an opportunity to join your friends and neighbors in building a community-owned grocery that serves the members while providing Stoughton with good jobs and good food.
Click here for more information about membership or pick up a brochure at the Co-op.
On sale through June 6,
while supplies last.
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
$4.29/lb (Reg. $5.59/lb)
Julie's Organic Ice Cream & Sorbet 16 oz (various flavors)
$4.29 (Reg. $5.99)
Green Mountain Tortilla Strip
8 oz (various flavors)
Frontera Dips & Salpicas
16 oz (various flavors)
$3.69 (Reg. $4.69)
R.W. Knudsen Spritzers
4pk (various flavors)
$3.99 (Reg. $4.99)
Seasnax Classic Olive Oil
$.99 (Reg. $1.49)
Chocolove Mini Chocolate Bars
1.3 oz (various flavors)
$.99 (Reg. $1.29)
Organic Frozen Pizzas
11 oz (various types)
$3.29 (Reg. $4.29)
These items are on sale during May for Co-op members. Please show your member card or provide your member number to the cashier.
Greek Gods Greek Yogurt
24 oz (various flavors)
Way Better Tortilla Chips
5.5 oz (various flavors)
$2.89 (Reg. $3.89)
Mom's All-Natural Cereals (various flavors & sizes)
$3.29 (Reg. $4.49)
Newman O's Cookies
8 oz (various flavors)
$2.19 (Reg. $2.89)
Chocolove Chocolate Bars
3.2 oz (various flavors)
$2.29 (Reg. $3.29)
Botanically Brewed Soda
4 pk (various flavors)
$5.99 (Reg. $7.99)
These specials on local Just Coffee are on sale during May for all shoppers, while supplies last. Just Coffee is a fair trade roaster.
Dark Roast Decaf
$13.59/lb (Reg. $14.29/lb)
12 oz Whole Bean
$10.79 (Reg. $11.29)
Arriba! Breakfast Blend
12oz Whole Bean
$10.19 (Reg. $10.59)