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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wisconsin festival, July 25-26, is an organic Sturgis

From an article in the Rochester, MN, Post-Bulletin:

LA FARGE, WIS. -- Meet and celebrate your passion for organic food and local flavor at Organic Valley Family of Farm's Kickapoo Country Fair, the Midwest's largest organic food and sustainability festival of it's kind, July 25-26 in La Farge, Wis.

The two-day event features food, music, farm and bike tours, cooking demonstrations, theater, activities for kids, dancing, author readings and more.

Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for kids under 12, free for kids under 5.

This year's fair also has several artists scheduled to perform, including folk/rock singer/songwriter Brett Dennen. Dennen will perform songs from his newly released album, "Hope for the Hopeless," on July 26 at 8 p.m.

This year's keynote panel will feature a discussion among five industry pioneers including Tim LaSalle of Rodale Institute, Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group, Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association, and biologist and author Dr. Sandra Steingraber. The panel will be moderated by Theresa Marquez, Organic Valley's chief marketing executive and founder of Earth Dinner.

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