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Alice in Dairyland Travel Journal by Zoey Brooks

Alice in Dairyland Travel Journal by
Zoey Brooks

2811 Agriculture Dr. PO Box 8911
Madison WI 53708-8911
Phone (608) 224-5115

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Sherwood's Fabulous Fudge
Nov. 24, 2014

If someone on your Holiday shopping list has a sweet tooth, Sherwoods’s Fabulous Fudge has the solution! Sherwood’s offers 52 flavors of its handmade, hand cut, hand wrapped fudge that are sure to please anyone on your list!

This fudge is made with the finest ingredients, including a bounty of local fruits and nuts and is hand crafted with Sherwood’s own signature recipes. A few of these flavors include Butter Pecan, Dark Cherry Chocolate, Maple Nut, and Sundae Cone.

Visit Sherwood’s website to view all their flavors and to stock up on great gifts to give during the Holiday season- and to order a few for yourself, as well!

Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Nov. 23, 2014

Still on the hunt for your Thanksgiving turkey or looking ahead to finding a holiday ham? Keep it local this season and shop Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats. Nueske's is known for its applewood smoked flavor that can be found in its hams, poultry, sausages, and famous bacon.

If you're looking to serve up delicious appetizers before you dig into your turkey or ham, try Nueske's smoked summer sausage and live pate. And of course, pair them with some Wisconsin cheese!

Nueske's makes holiday shopping easy and offers online ordering and delivery straight to your door. Order by today to have your delivery arrive in time for Thanksgiving with no expedited shipping charges. Visit to learn more!

Holland's Family Cheese
Nov. 22, 2014

Known worldwide for their infamous Gouda, Holland’s Family Cheese in Thorp prides themselves on crafting authentic Dutch Gouda cheese using modern dairy practices on their family dairy farm. Milk from their 350 cow herd travels directly to the neighboring cheese factory to be made into this delicious cheese, with the entire process able to be viewed by the public through their public-friendly facility.

During the Holiday season, Holland’s makes it easy to share the gift of Wisconsin cheese. They offer gift boxes featuring different varieties of Marieke Gouda that can be ordered at the store or online and shipped to your desired destination.

To order cheese, learn more about Marieke’s story, and catch a glimpse inside this impressive dairy and cheese factory, click here!

Hixton Blue-Collar Jams
Nov. 21, 2014

When you think of jam, spicy may be the last flavor that comes to mind. Think outside of the jar with unique jams from Hixton Blue-Collar Jams. Their original recipes blend fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, and mangos with a hint of their own homegrown habanero peppers. This flavor combination makes these jams versatile- spread them on toast in the morning or add a spoonful to your dinner entrée.

Also be sure to check out the Blue-Collar Café in Hixton, WI where you can find these jams along with delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Check out the menu, order jams online, and learn more about this great Something Special from Wisconsin company by clicking here!

Mama's Milk Shopp
Nov. 20, 2014

Mama’s Milk Shopp hand crafts soaps, lotions, creams, and more from scratch. The special ingredient? Milk from the owner, Meghan Nichols’, own goat herd. In addition to moisturizing, cleansing, and smelling great, these products also help to soothe a variety of skin problems, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dry or sensitive skin.

Mama’s Milk Shopp represents a unique sector of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. Goats help to contribute to Wisconsin’s $43 billion dairy industry and our state ranks #1 in the nation for number of milk goats and goat milk production.

Mama’s Milk Shopp products make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. They offer small and large gift bags of soaps, lotions, creams, and lip balm and also offer seasonal stocking gift bags. To learn more about Mama’s Milk Shopp and to order these great product in time for the holidays, click here!

Neenah Springs
Nov. 19, 2014

Not all water is created equal. I can vouch for that as I took part in a water tasting competition to name the best tasting water in our state at the Wisconsin State Fair. Neenah Springs out of Oxford bottles its water straight from the source and was voted the #1 best tasting water in the WORLD at the Berkely Springs International Water Tasting Competition.

Neenah Spring’s water has a consistently high PH, which aids in absorption and also has a high TDS (totally dissolved solids) for beneficial minerals.

This pure, artesian water can be found bottled under the “Great Glacier” brand, private labeled for other companies, and can also be labeled for events such as weddings, festivals, and sports teams. It’s available in 5 gallon, 3 gallon, 1 gallion, 20 oz, 0.5 L, and 10 oz bottles.

Future Roots Farm
Nov. 18, 2014

Future Roots Farms out of New Berlin, WI is growing fresh produce year round in a unique way. Future Roots grows fresh kale, chard, spinach, basil, and more using aquaponics. This technique crosses aquaculture with hydroponics to create a symbiotic environment that provides fresh produce and fresh fish year round. The waste from the fish is converted to plant nutrients and the plants in return clean the water that is recirculated back to the fish tanks.

Future Roots sells its produce through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) at the farm in New Berlin. They offer two weekly options: $15 per week for a “full share” and $10 a week for a “small share”. These shares include a mix of greens and/or vegetables available from the farm each week.

This farm’s goal is to provide the Wisconsin community access to high quality, fresh, and local produce year-round to supplement the traditional Wisconsin growing season and food supply. Learn more about Future Roots and their products by clicking here!

Dawn's Foods
Nov. 17, 2014

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious appetizer or side dish for your upcoming family get-togethers, check out Dawn’s Foods out of Portage, WI. Dawn’s has been a family owned business since 1961 and crafts their signature Potato Salad, Alaskan Krab Salad, and Smoked Salmon Dip out of fresh, quality ingredients.

Dawn’s products range in price from $2.79 - $5.29 and can be found in retail outlets such as Woodman’s and Piggly Wiggly. These are also great products to enjoy year round. Make sure to keep them in mind when the temps warm up and you can enjoy these fresh dips at your summer barbeques!

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Madison WI 53708-8911
Phone (608) 224-5115

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