April 12, 2014 - 10:00am

UWP Invertabrate Biology Students will be sampling "Bugs" and sharing information about how bugs are an excellent protien source, and quite sustainable. Learn more and try some "Samples". Samples range from Protien bars made with Cricket Flour, to Chili made with Frozen Crickets.

Display will be up in store from 4/7 - 4/12. Students will be in the store and sampling on Sat. 4/12 from 10-3.


March 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join Mary Ann Shultz and Cena Thorsen for a cooking class focused on Ayurvedic philosophy. Participants will prepare a meal using the “six tastes” that help to balance our whole selves.  Several of the menu basics will be prepared from scratch. We will then share the meal together.

Menu includes: Chai Tea \ Ghee and Paneer (prepared from scratch) \Ayurveda spice blend (guarantees you get the six tastes in every meal)  \ Basmati Quinoa Rice  \ Dal \ Ayurveda Vegetable Medley \  Cilantro Chutney (an Ayurveda salsa)

Make an evening of it & sign up soon as space will be limited.

Cost of class is $25.00, must pre-register. Sign up sheets are at the store, or you can    call to reserve your spot (608) 348-2696



March 22, 2014 - 9:00am

Mark your Calendar - Spring Equinox Renewal! Saturday, March 22: Join Dan Erdman, author, yogi, composer, singer and nice guy for a Spring Renewal

  • 9-10:30 am Yoga Class at Alchemy Wellness.  Join Dan and his mentor, Roger Null, for a morning yoga class. $10
  • 11-1:30 am Yoga and the 21st Century Man Book Signing at Driftless Market: Dan and Roger will be discussing and signing their book. 
  • 3-5 pm Yoga Seminar at Alchemy Wellness:  80 year old Roger and 60 year old Dan will share how yoga will make you feel good.  This is yoga for the unfit skeptics who want to feel better.  Ticket includes a coupon for a free cup of soup at Driftless. $15
  • 10:30-4:30pm Stuck in Negative Patterns? Through muscle testing and directed readings, Marcia Erdman can help you get straight to the heart of the matter.  $40 per 1 hour session Registration required 348-2696
  • 7-9pm Spring Renewal, Multi-Media Transformative Journey into Your Own Heart with Dan Erdman:  fundraiser for the Platteville Community Auditorium $15
February 22, 2014 - 5:30pm

Indian Cooking Class - Sat., Feb. 22nd from 5:30-9pm:

Join Driftless Deli manager Cena Thorsen and guest cook Vikki Peterson for a night of Indian Cooking. Take part in preparing a few simple Indian recipes that will be easy to replicate at home. When the cooking is done, time is built in for the meal to be shared with all participants.

Make an evening of it and sign up soon, as space will be limited. Cena and Vikki are enthusiastic about food and their enthusiasm will be inspirational.

Cost of class is $25.00, must pregister. Sign up sheets are in the store, or you can call to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so sign up soon  608-348-2696.


February 15, 2014 - 10:30am

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 15th from 10:30 - 1:30, in welcoming area Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farmers who have drop off locations at Driftless and around the area. Chris McGuire of Two Onion Farm  will be here, their CSA is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. We will be using their local carrots for a soup that day. We will have information available from Two Onion Farm, Small Family Farm CSA, Honey Hill Organic Farm & Apiary CSA, Marr’s Valley View Farm Meat CSA, and Kings Hill Farm CSA, .

“Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.”

-United States Dept. of Agriculture

CSA’s are an integral part of our local food system and provide opportunities to support local farmers while enjoying the bounty of seasonal produce and local meats.



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 www.plattevillemainstreet.com or email plattevillebikecontest@gmail.com

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