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Eat Local Challenge Hot Spots Guide

Here’s a little guide to make eating out easier during the 4th annual Eat Local Challenge. These great people are bringing fresh, local fare to you every day. They are making a difference in our community and our local sustainability.

Badger Brew Express 405 S. Main St, Rice lake, WI 715-736-brew (2739) Lots of homemade and local treats. Stop in and experience the goodness. We’re all over the social networks: Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, and You Tube, just search for Badger Brew Express!

The Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm… Dedicated to the genius of “Bullfrog Fresh” RAINBOW TROUT, Smokin’ GOOD FISH and more… Open Casually Year Round for Farm Retail & Pondside Fishing Seasonal Hours & Days- SEE WEBSITE OR CALL THE FARM: Mid May through September open with vigor on Sunday Afternoons- Hoots & Happenings featuring Shorelunches & Occasional Live Music… *Group Outings & Educational Tours by Arrangement can happen most any time… Founder: “Preservation of Character Society”. Using a rural way to tell a story… *ADVOCACY * PROMOTION * EDUCATION

Harmony Corner Café 210 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701 (715) 838-8760 We carefully hand-craft all of our breads which are made with organic flours, locally produced organic eggs, and hearty, healthy ingredients.

Café Wren We support a number of local food producers. Beer – WI/local breweries Wine – Trade River Winery (Grantsburg) Milk – Crystal Farm Organic Dairy (Osceola) Produce – Burning River Farm CSA (Frederic) Honey – local Maple Syrup – High Point Syrup (Frederic) Eggs – John & Pat Mattson (Luck) cage free Berries – when available Apples – Baker Orchard (Centuria) Beef – Smokey Meadows (Luck) We obviously use as many local ingredients in our food (soups, salads, sandwiches) during the peak season (May–October). We also purchase foods that we can store and use throughout the winter (freezer and root cellar)

The Creamery Restaurant + Inn E4620 County Road C Downsville, Wisconsin 54735 715-664-8354 Our restaurant and cafe food and bakery items are prepared with the best fresh, seasonal and local ingredients available. Our Bakers and Chefs prepare all food from scratch, in-house. We support local organic farmers and producers, and foragers. We change our menus to reflect the best of the seasonal harvest.

Haymarket Grill 101 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone : (715)-552-3400

Houligans 405 S. Barstow Street Eau Claire, WI (715) 835-6621 Proud to offer local fare this September.  Come in and join us for dinner!

The Goat Coffee House 408 Water Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-5663 (715) 831-4491

The Nucleus Café 405 Water Street Eau Claire, WI 54703-5664 (715) 834-7777

Grand Avenue Café 119 West Grand Avenue Eau Claire, WI 54703-5326 (715) 831-1100 Raw Deal 603 South Broadway Street Menomonie, WI 54751 715-231-3255;

Green Bakery (Colfax) Find gluten-free breads at Just Local Food in Eau Claire, Kirkwoods grocery in Colfax, and more Grandma’s Bakery (Hayward) 16052W U.S. Highway 63 Hayward, WI 54843 715-934-4040, email Delicious and delightful certified 100% gluten free foods and preservative-free foods from a most unique and passionate production house in Hayward, Wisconsin!

Foster Haus Cheese House E10934 County Hwy. HH Osseo, WI 54758 Here at Foster Cheese Haus, we are committed to supporting of all the bounty grown and produced in Wisconsin.

The Pourhouse Menomonie Street Elk Mound, WI 54739 (715) 917-1020 The Pourhouse serves daily lunch specials, and all their sandwiches and pizzas are made from local and organic ingredients.

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market Until end of October, Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:30am-1pm, Thursdays, noon-5pm, Sundays til Sept 12, 10am-2pm Farmers Market Pavilion in Phoenix Park, Eau Claire, 715-834-5697

Eau Claire Farmers Market Mid-June thru October, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7:30am-1pm Oakwood Mall (front lot by Macy’s); Highway 53 South to Golf Rd. 715-835-5307

Festival Foods-Eau Claire Sundays, Until October, 8am-2pm 3007 Mall Dr. Eau Claire

Chippewa Falls Main Street, Inc Thursdays, Until October, noon-5:30pm Corner of Bridge and River Streets. 715-723-7858

Menomonie Farmers Market First Saturday in May thru last Saturday in October Wednesdays, noon-6pm, Saturdays, 8am-1pm Wilson Park (on Wilson Ave. between 7th and 8th Streets). 715-265-4271, ext. 330

New Richmond Market Saturday mornings until sold out, July through October. Heritage Center parking lot at 1100 Heritage Drive, New Richmond. One block off Hwy 65 between AmericInn & Suzanna’s restaurant. 888-320-3276.

Barron – Country Lane Farmers Market Thursdays 2-8pm 3 mi. north of Barron on Rural 16th St. 715-637-5367

Durand Farmers Market Saturdays, June to September, 8am-noon High School Parking Lot. 715-672-4444

Rice Lake Farmers Market Saturdays, end of June-October, 8am-noon 37 S. Main St. Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce Parking lot; 715-458-2737

Hayward Farmers Market Mondays 1-5 Parking Lot of Feed Mill in Hayward

Spooner Farmers Market Saturdays, 8:00 am – noon Beaverbrook Road and Hwy 63, Spooner WI

Stanley Farmers Market Until October, Soo Park across from the Stanley Republican building on First Avenue 8-2 Saturdays, June 19 for Rodeo Days weekend and Friday, August 14 for Customer Appreciation Day and the annual Stanley Yellowstone Trail Sale-ing thrift sales weekend (Friday and Saturday).

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