By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Aug 01, 2021 at 8:50 AM

From its rolling hills, where cows happily graze, to the fertile valleys where small family farms thrive, Wisconsin is a goldmine for outdoor enthusiasts, food lovers and agritourists.

On this week's podcast, we’re chatting with returning guest and author Kristine Hansen about her new book, "Wisconsin Farms & Farmers Markets: Tours, Trails & Attractions,” a book that not only showcases the bounty of the Dairy State, but offers travelers a host of hidden gems to explore.

Along the way, Hansen talks about the process of writing the book, reveals some of her favorite destinations and answers questions like “What’s a chocolate farm?”

Intrigued? Join Kristine Hansen and our own Lori Fredrich for a chat about the book on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at Boswell Books, 2559 W. Downer Ave. Books will be available for purchase; books can be signed by the author at the event. [More information]

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Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.