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February 8, 2014 - 2:00pm

Have you pondered the mysteries of saponification?  Want to make soap like your great grandmother did?  Join Robin Timm as she makes some magic with fats and lye and organic herbs.

This class will make organic nettle soap, Robin's favorite bath soap.

Cost $10.00 per person, includes a bar of Safe Home Farm Soap.  $5 for additional family members

Class will run from 2:00 - 4:00pm

To sign up call the Driftless Market at 608-348-2696

February 8, 2014 - 10:30am

Sat. Feb. 8th / 10:30am-1:30pm – Meet Nessalla Kombucha: Nessalla is a local business from Madison, WI making unique Kombucha products. Learn more about the benefits of fermented products for your health and digestion.

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February 1, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us in welcoming Jane Hawley Stevens of Four Elements Herbals from North Freedom WI for an open house with demo and sampling. Jane is dedicated to educating herself and others to the healing found in herbs. Her business, Four Elements Organic Herbals, is located on a 130 acre farm in the Baraboo Bluffs, where she creates value added products on site in the commercial kitchen, renovated from a dairy barn. Certified Organic since 1990.

Jane will be sampling teas, tinctures & creams.

Four Elements goal is to discover the alchemy of nature — simple and pure food for your skin. Each item comes forth from a  precious element of the earth. They hope you will feel the love and respect for the earth and its healing power as it flows from their gardens to you.

It’s elemental!

You can also find them on facebook!





January 30, 2014 - 12:00am

“In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, nonprofit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, tribe, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.”
Ann Markusen and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus
From Creative Placemaking

The Platteville Main Street Program Sustainability Committee is seeking Creative Placemaking Design Proposals for functional public art bike racks to enhance our historic Main Street district and improve bike and pedestrian friendliness in downtown Platteville. The artistic bike racks will be located at highly visible areas on Main Street. This project is made possible from generous funding from the Platteville Community Fund and support from the Platteville Main Street Program and the City of Platteville.

There is a total award of $750 ($500 prize and $250 for materials and bike rack fabrication). Two designs will be selected and awarded. The selected artists and/or artist teams will receive $250 for materials and fabrication and $500 upon completion of the rack. Awarded proposals will be responsible for the fabrication of the final product.
NOTE: Selected artists are permitted to work with outside contractors to fabricate the actual work of art. This must be specified in application and the contractor should be included in the artist team. The artist/design team is not responsible for installation of the rack.

Eligibility: Open to all. Students are encouraged to participate.


For more information visit or email

Get a copy of the RFP / Application!                             Get a copy of the poster!                                        Get a copy of the Press Release!

January 29, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Class is now in session! Using fresh and organic ingredients from the Driftless Market, you will learn to prepare Moroccan Lentil Stew with Raisins from scratch.! When the soup is finished, we will have our very own dinner party and enjoy what we have created.

The cost is $10 a person and can be paid at the start of the class.

Sign-up sheets will be in the store, or you can call in to reserve your spot. Space is limited; so it is first come first serve. 608-348-2696


January 27, 2014 - 11:30am to 4:00pm

We were able to get into town so will be open from 11:30-4:30 today. We will also have two Hot Soups available in the Soup Deli and some grab and go salads.



January 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Sustainability Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. All are welcome!

January 10, 2014 - 3:00pm

Nothing helps to beat the cold like a little taste of sunshine. Just in - Fresh Cut Basil from Honey Hill Organic Farm and Apiary in Potosi.

Basil sold in Bunches @ $3.59 per bunch.

Carrie will be in from 3-5pm on Friday, January 10th providing samples of chocolate basil cake and Parsley Herb Potatoes along with recipes.

January 1, 2014 - 9:00am


Tuesday, Dec. 31st - 9am – 5:30pm

Wednesday, Jan. 1st – CLOSED

Have a Peaceful and Safe Holiday from all of the staff at the Driftless Market!

December 28, 2013 - 11:00am

Join the Driftless Market on Saturday, Dec. 28th from 11am to 1pm in welcoming Lancaster native Joel Austin for a book signing of the recently released "Discovering the Penokees". Joel is originally from Lancaster and now lives in the Ashland area. His passion for the environment is evident in recent creative endeavors of his that highlight the beauty and the importance of the Penokee Hills and the Lake Superior Watershed which are currently threatened by proposed Open Pit mining.

In its upcoming release, Discovering the Penokees, Sweetwater Visions introduces readers to one of North America’s least known wild treasures, the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin. With over 100 stunning images, photographer/author Joel Austin details the beauty of the Penokees--both intimate and grand, accessible and remote, rugged and extremely fragile.