From 1997-2000, CIAS published a newsletter for people working to create sustainable food systems. The Wisconsin Foodshed was conceived as a forum where activists, researchers, farmers, organizations and eaters could network and learn from each other. The newsletter addressed topics such as farmers’ markets, community and prison gardens, value-added marketing cooperatives, community food security, and much more.
Volume 1, Issue 1 | February 1997
Home Grown Wisconsin cooperative; Community-university partnerships tackle food security in Wisconsin; Daniel Kemmis visits UW-Madison; Overcoming barriers to food security; What is a foodshed?
Volume 1, Issue 2 | June 1997
Madison Community Gardening Coalition; Major regional grocer goes local; Focus on food policy councils; Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits project.
Volume 1, Issue 3 | October 1997
Hunger in Milwaukee; Area farmers invade UW dining halls; Sustainable food systems conference; Wisconsin fair trade initiative records first success; Grown in the USA; Readings on the food system.
Volume 2, Issue 1 | July 1998
Gardening at the Walworth County Jail; Lessons from local, organic meal at UW; Going local in northern Wisconsin; Central city program teaches food growing and life skills.
Volume 3, Issue 1 | November 1999
Family Farmer Cheese; Direct meat marketing enhances local food systems and local culture; Selling produce to retail stores.
Volume 4, Issue 1 | June 2000
Study highlights needs of Milwaukee farmers’ markets; Web site weaves marketing, research and education to support local food systems; Nurturing the CRAFT of farming; Cooperative Enterprise Program begins growing new farmers.