The Story of Wisconsin's Beloved Farmers
In the past, producing one's food was a necessity of life. This simple notion bound people intimately to their land, food, and neighbors.
Wisconsin is traditionally known for its deep-rooted dairy farming background. This can be attributed to the rich ecological history of the state.
Wisconsin agriculture is so much more than a resource, though. It is a landscape of interaction and connectedness.
Today, many of the traditional connections with land and food have become strained.
Fortunately, the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison, Wisconsin serves as an outlet for the community to engage in local food culture and learn about where their food comes from.
At market, relationships form between producers and consumers through conversations that would otherwise never take place.