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January, 2017

Rootstock Radio: Rural Renewal with Robert Wolf

Download Today on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks with Robert Wolf. Formerly a Chicago Tribune columnist, Robert currently serves as the director of Free River Press. He has written several books and is the producer of American Mosaic, a weekly half-hour radio program featuring stories written and read by men and women from all …

January 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio  |  3 Comments

From Planting to Prancing

As someone who raises draft horses, I’ve been questioned countless times about how we can actually let our horses be sold as Amish work horses. It seems there is a misconception about the treatment of the horses that do the fieldwork for Amish farmers. Many people think Amish farmers literally work these horses to death. …

August 31st, 2016  |  Posted by Maddie Doyle | Published in Outdoors

Feeling Rooted

I have been hearing and seeing the word “rooted” a lot lately. Feeling rooted, being rooted, Deep Rooted Greenhouses, the Rooted Spoon, getting back to your roots, Rootstock, the Root Note café—it all made me think to myself, “What a cool word, rooted!” It can mean a lot of different things to different people and …

March 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Jennifer Bjorklund | Published in CROPP Culture  |  1 Comment

Farm -er- Speak

Imagine this situation: You’re sitting in the Milky Way Cafe at Organic Valley headquarters in La Farge, Wisconsin eating lunch with your fellow employees. In runs a farmer whistling and yelling, “The cows are out!” What’s your reaction? Do you sit with your spoon or fork mid-air, mouth open, wide-eyed, heart racing? Do you stop …

February 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in CROPP Culture, Organic Farming

Farmland Ferment

So, I was driving home from work, minding my own business, when, WHAM, there it was. On a rise east of the county highway, two wild boars were crashing through a perfectly good fence. As I slowed down to watch the two porcine devils frozen in mid jump, exploding fence shards suspended in mid-air like …

October 21st, 2014  |  Posted by Andy Radtke | Published in Family, Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Power of We, Travel

Fermentation Fest

Artists have always been fascinated by farms and farmworkers. From famous paintings to humble thrift-store prints, images of American agriculture delight artists and art-lovers. But how many artists were actually farmers? Or vice-versa? And what if instead of painted farm fields hanging in a gallery, the gallery could be somehow plopped down in the middle …

August 22nd, 2014  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Power of We

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