Travel Green Wisconsin

The Cable Community Farm is now a certified member of the Travel Green Wisconsin program!

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.

Second Annual Harvest Dinner

The Cable Community Farm proudly presents it second annual
Harvest Dinner
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cable Community Center

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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.

Preserving the Harvest

home canned vegetablesThe 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 sperkins@cheqnet.net.  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.

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Thank you to the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation!

dsacf logoThe 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.

Garden Stories and Scarecrows

Cable Garden Fest was a day full of family-friendly activity at the Cable Community Farm.  And now we have four scarecrows to keep the critters out of the Growing Together Garden!  Stop by and visit next time you’re in Cable.  We work in the Growing Together Garden every Sunday afternoon, beginning at 4:00, and everybody is invited to lend a hand in growing food for the Cable Area Food Shelf.

Caroline Perkins, our Growing Together Project Director, reading to an eager group of listeners.

Caroline Perkins, our Growing Together Project Director, reading to an eager group of listeners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire with her grandfather and her scarecrow named "Claire".

Claire with her grandfather and her scarecrow named “Claire”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarecrows ready for the garden.

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Carla putting the finishing touches on her Green Bay Packer scarecrow.

Cable Garden Fest

CABLE GARDEN FEST
“a celebration of life through gardening”
Saturday, June 21

The Cable area plays host to Garden Fest with activities tucked in every corner of the community, including Big Brook Greenhouse, Art Market 63, The Rookery, The Brick House Cafe, Cable Natural History Museum, and the Cable Community Farm!

scarecrow-familyHere’s what’s going on at the Cable Community Farm:
10:00 am Garden Storytime
11:00 am Tour of the Farm
1:00 pm Scarecrow Making Workshop

These events are designed to be fun for the entire family and are offered free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.