By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 29, 2024 at 10:01 AM

Join us for a very special Leap Day event celebrating the new “Wisconsin Field to Fork,” cookbook, a passport to the farm-fresh flavors that define Wisconsin's culinary scene.

The “Wisconsin Field to Fork” Book Bash & Tasting Event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hundred Acre urban farm, located in the Century City development at 3945 N. 31st St.

The event will include the opportunity to take in the vibes at the State’s largest urban vertical hydroponic farm, enjoy a delicious spread of appetizer-style food and beverages using fresh product from Hundred Acre, take in live music from Milwaukee’s own Roxie Beane and get your “Wisconsin Field to Fork” cookbook signed by OnMilwaukee Dining Editor and author, Lori Fredrich.

Because we are all privileged to enjoy the bounty of farms and the luxury of dining at local restaurants, we also want to support the accessibility of fresh, local food for all. As a result, proceeds from the event support the work of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to the mission of ending hunger.

All the farm to table deets

Participating food and drink vendors will include: 

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will also host a cash bar with all proceeds from beer and wine sales going directly to support their work. 

Lori Fredrich will be on-site to sign (and personalize) copies of her cookbook and engage attendees in conversation about food, farming, and all things Wisconsin.

At the end of the evening, guests will also have the opportunity to purchase products grown at Hundred Acre to take home. Options include salad greens ($5); fresh basil ($3) and prepared basil pesto ($9).

Get your tickets

Tickets are $50 per person and are available for purchase online. Every ticket includes a copy of “Wisconsin Field to Fork: Farm Fresh Recipes from the Dairy State” (a $30 value), live music and appetizer-style fare from local restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will also be donated to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.  Free parking is available for all attendees in a secure lot just outside of Hundred Acre.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.