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Soil Sisters


For three days and with five unique components and involving more than twenty farms, the jam-packed SOIL SISTERS culinary event celebrates Wisconsin’s family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe and Brodhead. From heirloom tomatoes to emus, sheep to solar energy, bed & breakfasts to beef, the farmers and artisan food producers share a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer’s bounty. Choose from a variety of activities including Dinner on the Farm, a Taste of Place culinary event, plentiful on-farm “Green Acres” fun and educational workshops, plus area restaurants featuring "locavore" specials throughout the weekend. Depending on the Green Acres workshop, you can milk a goat, spin some fiber, go on a hayride, learn how to ferment, make your own salsa or build a birdhouse, among many other hands-on activities. SOIL SISTERS offers an immersive farming and culinary experience, led by women – the "soil sisters" -- committed to a healthy, fresh product or farm-made, artisanal food products and other items. Some of these soil sisters are assisted by their husbands (aka "brothers") and/or their family. So, wear your sun hat, pull on your farm boots or overalls, and kick back for a relaxing time on one, or all, of the farms. And come hungry for some farm-to-table feasts.