June 12, 2007
Our good friend Laura has been busy helping to organize a meal in a wheat field on Washington Island. The meal was held to launch a summer of culinary events at the Washington Hotel. The Hotel was involved in the return of wheat-growing to Washington Island, which has been a fantastic rural development initiative. I had the honor of handing the Washington Island folks their honorable mention award during Wisconsin Rural Partners’ Top Rural Development Initiatives award ceremony in 2006. I’m glad to see this group of people still doing innovative things, and am happy that Laura has been involved as well. The whole gang got a nice write-up with pictures on the Chicago Reader’s blog.