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Animal Whisperers: Your Local (Bovine) Outdoor Enthusiasts

It’s easy to see why cows love pasture: lush grass, fresh air, plenty of space to amble around… Organic farmers have held pasture as a cornerstone of their farming practice since ‘organic’ labels started sneaking into early food co-ops. But even before the distinction between conventional and organic agriculture (when “farming” automatically meant organic farming …

June 22nd, 2017  |  Published in Organic Farming, Outdoors, Sustainable Living

In the News: Pass the Butter, Please

Rich, malleable, melting patties of deliciousness have a way of making pretty much everything else seem like sawdust. No strings attached, which would you choose? Yeah, I thought so. Well, there’s good news for all you butter-lovers out there (and for those of you who have been abstaining from this golden goodness too!): A new …

July 7th, 2016  |  Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen

In the News: Hopeful Stalemate in the War on Pesticides

Pesticides are a serious issue in this country, and their adverse effects today are even more haunting for future generations. Here at Rootstock we want to take every opportunity to provide education and promote discussion about this pressing concern. All doom and gloom aside, however, I write today as the harbinger of hopeful news! In …

June 17th, 2016  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness


A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Caroline completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English Literature and Cello Performance. Growing up in the Driftless region, she came to appreciate its landscape and culture all the more from a distance and is delighted to return to the area for a while. Caroline is deeply invested in the organic food movement, sustainability, and social justice. When she’s not trying to change the world she can be found playing cello, reading, writing, cooking, and admiring all kinds of flowers.