April 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join the Driftless Market on Saturday, April 2nd at 6:30pm for the Healthy Hoe-Down Dance with the Catherine Gorman-Baer & Grandpa's Elixir Stringband

Folklore Village Healthy Hoe-Downs are fun-filled evenings with a potluck and traditional American dances, including old-time squares, New England contras and Appalachian, Southern, and Midwestern big circles. No experience or special costume required. Families and beginners are always welcome! Folklore Village's barn dances this season will highlight a local, sponsoring farm and be called "Healthy Hoe-Downs." We think connecting our local, sustainable farms with our barn dances brings back a basic partnership that once thrived in rural communities.

The Healthy Hoe-Downs start with a 6:30 POTLUCK, or you can arrive after potluck for the dancing. 
$7 adults ($5.00 if you pick up a coupon at the store!), $5 seniors & teens, $4 kids  Kids under 5 admitted free.
Families! If your admission fee is over $20.00, we will cap your family admission at $20.00.

More information about purchasing tickets coming soon.

 

 

March 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Food for Thought Discussion Group

This group meets at Driftless Market to enjoy coffee, conversation, and each others' company.

In March, we will be discussing the book Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman. This nonfiction book from 2008 covers climate change, globalization, and population growth. Read the book or just come to chat about the topics!

You can pick up a copy of the book at the Platteville Public Library circulation desk.

For more information, call the library or email outreach@plattevillepubliclibrary.org

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March 12, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join Driftless who will have an exhibit at this event.

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March 12, 2016 - 10:00am

The Platteville Sunflower Oil Company offers a local and healthy alternative to your everyday cooking oil. With a light nutty flavor, Sunflower Oil is great for sautés, marinades and to be used as a dipping oil. As a non-profit supporting local farmers, Platteville Sunflower Oil is a focused on cultivating the community through Sunflower.

Join us Saturday from 10-12 to grab a taste of your new favorite cooking oil!

 

March 11, 2016 - 7:30pm

An exciting and eclectic chamber recital featuring Argentinian tangos, music by American composers written within the last 10 years, klezmer music as well as jazz.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Driftless Market:

$10 general admission

$8 student tickets

Doors open at 7pm Above the Market

March 5, 2016 - 11:00am

Interested in growing the Perfect Tomato, or pepper, or herb, etc...! Join Robin "Above the Market" for a "Garden Party" with informal discussion related to garden planning, planting and so much more. Saturday, March 5th from 11am - 1pm. This is a drop in discussion, so come for minute or stay. A nice selection of Purple Cow Organic seed starting and composting products along with Seed Savers Exchange Heirloom Seeds are now available.

March 1, 2016 - 5:30pm

Join Chef Cena on the first Tuesday of the month in Feb, March and April as she shares several of her soup making tips and tricks!

  • Tues. Feb. 2nd - Back to the Basics class will focus on knife skills, making a mire poix soup starter, and other basic soup making techniques - featuring Lentils and Greens Soup.
  • Tues. Mar. 1st - Soup and Salad class will create an Italian inspired soup and salad combination.
  • Tues. April 5th - Something Exotic class will share interesting food history, while creating an African inspired soup

Each class will finish with a dinner party “Above the Market”
Fee for each class is $20 per person and can be paid in advance or at the door (sign up for all three and save $5).
Space is limited, so call or stop by to reserve a space - 608-348-2696.

 

February 20, 2016 - 10:00am

2016 CSA Open House - Sat, Feb. 20th: 10am - 1pm

There are simple ways we can all support local and sustainable food in our community and region. A wide variety of great options for finding local foods are often abundant if you know where to look.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way for you to be a partner with a local farmer and get weekly produce throughout the growing season. Two Onion Farm and Honey Hill Organic Farm and Apiary utilize the Driftless Market as a drop off location for their weekly CSA.

Join the Driftless Market in a celebration of the local foods offered by the two CSA’s that have Drop Off Sites at the Driftless Market

Two Onion Farm - www.twoonionfarm.com, (Belmont) &

Honey Hill Organic Farm & Apiary - www.honeyhillorganic.com, (Potosi).

February 9, 2016 - 5:30pm

Since we can't predict accurately what the weather will do tomorrow we are erring on the side of caution. The Soup Class will be moved to next Tuesday, Feb. 9th. Please call the store if you have any questions - 608-348-2696.

Join Chef Cena on the first Tuesday of the month in Feb, March and April as she shares several of her soup making tips and tricks!

  • Tues. Feb. 2nd - Back to the Basics class will focus on knife skills, making a mire poix soup starter, and other basic soup making techniques - featuring Lentils and Greens Soup.
  • Tues. Mar. 1st - Soup and Salad class will create an Italian inspired soup and salad combination.
  • Tues. April 5th - Something Exotic class will share interesting food history, while creating an African inspired soup

Each class will finish with a dinner party “Above the Market”
Fee for each class is $20 per person and can be paid in advance or at the door (sign up for all three and save $5).
Space is limited, so call or stop by to reserve a space - 608-348-2696.

February 6, 2016 - 9:00am

Driftless Market will have a table at this exciting local event focused on Local Foods and Sustainable Farming!

Registration is now open for the Tri-State Local Food Summit at Sinsinawa Mound, just a 10 minute drive from downtown Dubuque Feb. 6, 2016 - 9AM-3PM.  Organized by Dubuque County ISU Extension & Outreach - Local Foods Program & Sinsinawa Mound, the event will highlight initiatives in the tristate area advancing social & ecological justice through local foods & sustainable farming.

Featuring six regional speakers, exhibit hall, opportunities for networking, and a locally-sourced lunch, the Summit will inspire community members and local leaders with examples of effective programs transforming region’s food system today.  Food leaders from diverse social, racial, and economic, and institutional backgrounds will speak about initiatives advancing equity and creating economic opportunities in their respective communities. Local exhibitors will share ways for Dubuque-area residents to get involved in initiatives close to home.

 

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