Field Notes: What comes
to mind when you think of Wisconsin and food? Milk, cheese,
beer, bratwurst, cherries, fish boils, and more. Come and take
a hike through the sites below from America's Dairyland.
Did you know about these Wisconsin web sites?
Wisconsin Red Cherry
Growers Association (under construction)
Discover Door County cherries! Did you know there are about 7,000
tart cherries on an average tree? Learn about the type of cherries
that are grown on the Door County Peninsula, their nutritive value,
recipe suggestions, the cherry picking season, and location of cherry
orchards an orchard map and roadside stands. For more cherry information and recipes
see the Cherry Marketing Institute's
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers
Commercial cranberry production in Wisconsin began about 1860, and
today Wisconsin is a leader in cranberry production. This site offers
a history of cranberry growing, how the cranberry got its name,
facts about cranberry wetlands, and recipes for cooking with cranberries.
For more cranberry health and nutrition information and recipes
American Cranberry and Ocean
Wisconsin Dairy Producers
Promotes the consumption of dairy products, offers educational materials,
sandwich and snack suggestions, recipes, plus links to other dairy
sites, such as Why Milk? for
more information on milk, its nutrients, and recipes
to incorporate calcium into your diet.
Wisconsin Pork Producers
Nutritional information on pork and a link to the Pork
Recipe Archives of the National Pork Producers Council.
Information on Wisconsin cheesemakers belonging to the Wisconsin
Specialty Cheese Institute and types of cheese made. Also offers
a bit of cheese history.
Offers information on a number of Door County restaurants, with
menus, hours and maps. Search by location or type of cuisine. Not
comprehensive. Fish boils, a Door County tradition, are offered
at the following
restaurants. Here is a
fish boil recipe you can try at home.
Master Brewers Assoc. of the Americas
"Dedicated to the art and science of brewing" and located in Wauwatosa,
Wisconsin. Has links to breweries, beer clubs, and organizations
on the Web (including the Beer Can Collectors of America), festivals
and competitions, home brewing sites, U.S. and international beer
A Wisconsin-based company that carries over 250 herbs, seasoning
blends and spices from around the world. You can find information
about the herbs and spices, where they come from, and how to use
them in cooking. Some of their recipes offer a short, step-by-step
Quicktime movie so you can watch the recipe being prepared while
listening to instructions. Orders can be placed online.
An online directory and resource for consumers around the world
to find food and agricultural products and services from the state
Sheboygan Bratwurst Company
Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the bratwurst capital of the world.
Offers bratwurst recipes and a bratwurst screen saver for downloading.
Wisconsin Beef Council
Beef and veal recipes, purchasing, preparation, storage, and food
safety information, low-fat cooking tips, and a grilling guide.
Wisconsin Apple Growers Assoc.
Facts about Wisconsin apples, health benefits, storage tips, a history
of apple growing in Wisconsin, orchard listings, a Johnny Appleseed
story, and several recipes.
Mount Horeb Mustard Museum
Holds the world's largest collection of prepared mustards and features
an extensive collection of mustard memorabilia. Located in Mount
Horeb, Wisconsin. Offers an online catalog and mustard recipes.
of Wisconsin: Food and Culture in the Heartland
Created by Terese Allen, food columnist for Wisconsin Trails
magazine and Madison's Isthmus newspaper. This site offers
highlights from her books: Fresh Market Wisconsin; Wisconsin
Food Festivals; Hometown Flavor; Home Cooked Culture:
Wisconsin Through Recipes; Bountiful Wisconsin: 110 Favorite
Recipes. Your local library may own some of these titles.
Wisconsin Berry Growers Association
Where to pick: berry farms by region, and average picking dates.
Nutritional value of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Berry care, handling, and freezing tips. Quart and pint weights.
A Kids Stuff section with activities and games, plus links to sites
with additional berry information.
Provides listings of food and cooking related events/activities
in Wisconsin, plus links to additional web and print sources of
food and cooking related information from Wisconsin, about Wisconsin,
and/or by Wisconsinites. Parts are still under construction.
Some other Wisconsin food sites:
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