2015 Vegetable of the Year watercolor painting by Mimi Crandall.
The Cable Community Farm is pleased to announce that the 2015 Vegetable of the Year is KALE! She’s the queen of greens and you won’t believe what a powerful punch she packs as far as nutrition goes. Kale is cold-hardy, drought-tolerant, easy to grow and easy to prepare. We will be giving away 1,000 packets of kale seed throughout the community this spring, complete with growing instructions and recipes. Stay tuned for kale events taking place all over Cable!
Letter From the Executive Director:
2014 has been an exciting year for our organization. In August, we received our letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service stating that we are now recognized as a 501©3 nonprofit organization. In October, we learned that we have been recognized as a Travel Green Wisconsin destination. We are proud of both of these distinctions because it means that we have joined the ranks of other organizations within our community and across the globe who are working to make the world a better place. To read the entire letter and the complete annual report, download the 2014 Annual Report. Happy New Year!
The Cable Community Farm is now a certified member of the Travel Green Wisconsin program!
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism proudly welcomes the Cable Community Farm as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin program. With a longstanding conservation legacy, this program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. While it seems a natural fit for a community farm to be engaged in sustainable practices, the Cable Community Farm is exemplary in its focus on reducing waste and using recycled materials whenever possible. “Wisconsin has a longstanding tradition of conservation and Travel Green Wisconsin is an opportunity for businesses to further distinguish themselves for their sustainable practices,” said Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. “We applaud their commitment to making sustainability a priority to their business, knowing the importance of doing our part now preserves our natural resources and treasures for future generations.” “The process of completing the application was very informative in and of itself”, states Katie Hancock, Director of the Cable Community Farm. “It was easy for us to gain points for producing organic food, composting, recycling, and encouraging healthy lifestyles, however the application also highlighted many ways that we can improve, such as creating an environmental policy for our organization and reducing our energy consumption. Our Leadership Team is committed to setting goals to strengthen our environmental performance and communicating our efforts to the public.” Plans are underway for a native plant garden to attract native pollinators and there have already been efforts to eliminate invasive species from the property. In addition, a self-guided tour of the community farm will soon be available to help visitors learn about conservation efforts and sustainable agriculture practices.
Redbery Halloween Storytime and Community Halloween Party
Friday, October 31
4:00 Redbery Storytime in the farmhouse
5:00 – 9:00 pm Hayrides, Haunted Barn, Bonfire, Treats
This event is free of charge and everybody is welcome! Wear your costumes! Spooky fun for kids of all ages!
The Cable Community Farm proudly presents it second annual
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cable Community Center
Everyone is invited to attend this pot-luck style dinner, whether or not you bring a dish to share. There is no charge, but donations are always welcome.
Community Dinners are held on the first Tuesday of every month from October through April. The Community Dinners are sponsored by CARE (Cable Area Resources in Emergencies), along with local churches, businesses, and other organizations.
The Cable Community Farm is pleased to present a series of hands-on food preservation classes: Preserving the Harvest. These workshops are part of a series of classes offered by the Bayfield County UW-Extension and will be taught by Liz Lexau, Family Living Educator. Classes will be held at the Cable Community Center. Classes will include take-home samples and food preservation booklets! The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 19, 10 – noon Water Bath Basics We’ll learn about water bath canning and make dilly beans.
Tuesday, September 2, 10 – noon Water Bath and Pressure Canning: What’s the Difference? We’ll learn which method of food preservation to use for which foods and make salsa.
Tuesday, September 16, 10 – noon Frozen Assets: Using Your Freezer for Make Ahead Meals We’ll practice with recipes from a “local foods cookbook” using produce from the Growing Together Garden at the Cable Community Farm.
Classes are free of charge, but you must register by contacting Caroline Perkins at 715-798-4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may come to one, two, or all three classes! This series is sponsored, in pat, by a grant from the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
The Cable Community Farm is thrilled to be a recipient of a grant from the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation! This funding will support our Growing Together Project, which focuses on both growing food for the Cable Area Food Shelf and holding classes to empower people in our community to grow and preserve some of their own food. Look for announcements about about upcoming classes in Cable! When we share our resources, we become a more resilient community, better able to meet our needs locally.