Local and Regional Food

EVENTS

Loving of the Land Concert

Date: April 26, 2014, 8:00pm
Location: UW-Madison Music Hall
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Ride to Farm

Date: May 31, 2014
Location: Ride starts and ends at Birch Lake Park, Barneveld, WI
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SUCCESS STORIES

CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

CIAS supports innovative graduate student research addressing the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized farms and food businesses. Awarded annually, our competitive mini-grants aid students as they initiate their research in sustainable agriculture and food systems.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

What Does it Mean to Eat Well?

CIAS launched its 25th anniversary celebration with a seminar addressing the question: What does it mean to eat well? CIAS has been asking questions like this since our inception in 1989, and we continue to explore this topic as we move into the future. In order to truly eat well, a healthy appetite includes a desire to understand our food through the land, people and communities who sustain it.

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Price Tags/Cost Tags

Posted February 2012

hamburger

If the price of our food reflected the environmental, social and health costs of food production…we’d pay a lot more for it. The Price Tags/Cost Tags describe many of the hidden costs of commonly eaten foods and encourage eaters to seek out more sustainable alternatives.

Perfect for direct marketing enterprises, food co-ops and CSA bags, the series includes cost tags ranging from hamburgers to apples to beer.

Check out our recently updated Price Tags/Cost Tags:

apples, chicken, dairy products, eggs, strawberries

and also hamburger, potatoes, sweet corn and tomatoes.

Other Price Tags/Cost Tags:

beer, coffee, soda pop and water.

A companion piece, the Power Eater’s Guide to Organic and Sustainable Food, provides background information on sustainable eating.

The Price Tags/Cost Tags and Power Eater’s Guide are saved as PDF files. Once downloaded, they can be photocopied onto heavy paper or cardstock for distribution. Note that there are two tags per page, and they need to be cut in half (each tag is 4.25″ wide x 11″ tall). Please feel free to copy and distribute them freely!

The Price Tags/Cost Tags were developed with support from the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at UW-River Falls and the Food Routes Network.