Ecker’s Apple Farm

BY SARA WALTERS Ecker’s Apple Farm clearly has, well, apples. But there are lesser-known – and equally as tasty – treats to be had at this Trempealeau, Wisconsin orchard too. Jess Ecker and family serve up delicious blueberries, a refreshing assortment of beer, and, of course, those delicious apples. It’s been a labor of love […]

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Capra Nera Creamery

BY KRISTINE JEPSEN “Capra nera” means “black goat” in Italian, a language Katie Bonow, founder of Capra Nera Creamery, speaks fairly fluently because of a major in Italian studies and two stints as a WWOOF volunteer in Italy (World-Wide Opportunities in Organic Farming). “It’s definitely a play on ‘black sheep,’” she says. “I guess I’ve […]

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Valley Fish & Cheese

BY BENJI NICHOLS It’s hard to miss the incredible collection of carvings, bird decoys, turtle shells, hand painted signs, and fishing gear outside of Valley Fish & Cheese in downtown Prairie du Chien. Mike Valley’s flat-bottom boat may be parked on the boulevard, if he’s back in from the day’s adventures, and if you’re lucky, […]

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