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Eric Anderson

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission will no longer be managing the Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™.  All questions and/or comments regarding the 2016 edition should be directed to Arwen Rasmussen, Editor/Publisher of Second Opinion Magazine.  She can be contacted by emailing editor@secondopinionmagazine.com, phone number     715-831-0325.

Anything regarding the 2015 Atlas should still be directed to Eric Anderson (eanderson@wcwrpc.org).  A big "THANK YOU" to all who have participated in the Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™  for the last five years. It has been a pleasure and we look forward to the continuing success of the Atlas under the guidance of Arwen.

2015 Farm Fresh Atlas Now Available
The Atlas is a free local food directory that is distributed throughout 18 counties in western Wisconsin.  For 2015, we printed 15,000 copies to be distributed over the next few months. Last year was our third year using the Wisconsin Library Loan System, so every library in the region received Atlases, in addition to all the other locations we distribute. This year, our goal is to work with even more partners to make sure that the Atlas is distributed wider throughout the region.  In addition, our Facebook presence has been increased.  

Buy Food Locally
In the Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™, you'll find farms, farmers' markets, and businesses that provide all you need to find local, sustainably grown food such as fresh fruit you pick yourself, cattle and bison grazed on pastures, or vegetables harvested that day.  When you buy locally grown food, your food dollars stay in Western Wisconsin and keep family farms and rural communities alive.  In addition, eating food grown sustainably and organically is good for our environment and your health.

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The 2015 cover this year was made by 3rd grader Annika Skolos of Lakeshore Elementary School in Eau Claire. We thought it depicted the spirit of the Farm Fresh Atlas perfectly!

Farm Fresh Atlas™ is a trademark of Research, Education, Action and Policy on Food Group, Inc., used with permission by grassroots coalitions throughout Wisconsin to produce five independent atlases:  Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Eastern Wisconsin, Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™, Farm Fresh Atlas™ of Southeastern Wisconsin, Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™, and Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™.

This Farm Fresh Atlas™ is brought to you by:

West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission


Serving Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, and St. Croix County
The mission of the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is to be an innovative leader in the responsible planning and development of the region through coordination, partnerships, advocacy, and service.

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