Food. Good, clean, healthy food is what the Kickapoo Country Fair is all about. Back in 2004, Organic Valley CIEIO George Siemon visioned a gathering where we can give thanks to our regional partners and supporters, our community, our farmer-owners, and, finally, our loyal citizen-partners who share the vision of an organic today and tomorrow, together.
The Kickapoo Country Fair (KCF) was born. KCF is a place to enjoy good food, meet nationally known chefs, have fun with your family, tour organic farms, meet farmers, listen to good music and just enjoy all the bounty our land gives us. Check out the full July 30th schedule here Located at Organic Valley HQ, this event draws people from all over the nation.
This year the headliners for the event will be:
How does the son of a sharecropper become one of “Time” magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010? He grows into it, via careers in pro hoops and corporate sales. He’s a farmer now, and is recognized as one of the most innovative thinkers of our time in the world of agriculture and food policy. Today he is the founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Andrew Zimmern is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the co-creator, host and consulting producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern andAndrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terroir. Zimmern is a contributing editor and award-winning monthly columnist at Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and a senior editor at Delta Sky Magazine. As a freelance journalist, his work has appeared in numerous national and international publications includingFood and Wine and Saveur.
In 1968, Richard and Fred Young and their cousins, Anthony Kenney and Greg Martin, loaded a pickup-truck with amps, drums, and guitars and set out to conquer the world by creating their own brand of rock and roll. All these years and changes in the band’s composition, not to mention many, many recordings later, they are a band of many styles—rock, blues, country, jazz, bluegrass, rockabilly, and other roots music.
KCF always proves to be a great time. Want to head out to KCF? I am giving away four free tickets to the fair (a $20 value). All you need to do is check out the Kickapoo Country Fair website, then come back here and tell me what you are most excited to see/participate in at the fair and why. Winners will be selected randomly on July 24th. To keep up to date on KCF events visit their Facebook page and give them a “Like.”
Don’t live in the Driftless area of WI? No worries, there is plenty of lodging options and other great family activities to keep you busy all weekend.
Zweber Farms is a 4th generation family operated organic dairy. We are proud Organic Valley farmer members and sell our milk under that label. We also specialize in sustainably raised beef, pork and chicken and sell it directly to customers in Minnesota.Visit our website to learn more, www.zweberfarms.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitterand YouTube.