Cranberry Orange Manhattan

By Jeremy Noga of Local Foods Cafe Ingredients: – 1½ oz Roknar Rye – ½ oz Sweet Vermouth – 5-7 Dashfire Bitters orange bitters – ½ oz brandied cranberry juice – 2 brandied cranberries, skewered Directions: 1. In a mixing glass with ice, add Roknar Rye, Vermouth, and brandied cranberry juice. 2. In a chilled […]

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Cheesy Smashed Root Veggies

By Chef Jeremy Noga of Local Foods Cafe Ingredients: – 2 oz butter – 2 oz all purpose flour – 3 2oz whole milk – 8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded or cubed small – 1 T mustard powder – 1½ T kosher salt – 2 large parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped, about ¾” – 2 […]

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Cranberry Baked Cheese

By Chef Jeremy Noga of Local Foods Cafe Ingredients: – 1 wheel bloomy rind cheese – ½ pack savory Ready-to-Roll-DoughTM – 2 oz cranberry jam – Chopped herbs, a/n Directions: 1. Roll out the dough to ¼” thick circle and place the cheese in the center. 2. Cut slits 2” out from the cheese radially. […]

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Gruyere & Cranberry Pull Apart Loaf

By Chef Jeremy Noga of Local Foods Cafe Ingredients: – 1 boule, unsliced – 4-6 oz aged swiss cheese or gruyere, cubed or sliced small – 4 oz butter, melted – 4 oz cranberry jam – Chopped herbs, a/n Directions: 1. Slice the boule in a 1” grid, not cutting completely through the bread (think […]

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Italian-Style Elotes Recipe

From the staff at Local Foods Cafe Serves: 4 as a large side Ingredients: – 4 cobs local corn, grilled – 1/2 cup mayonnaise, preferably homemade – 1 Tbsp. chopped basil – 1Tbsp. chopped giardiniera – Salt & pepper – 1/4 cup Sartori shredded Parmesan – Chili flakes Directions 1. Mix mayo, basil, & giardiniera. […]

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New Cocktails on the Menu

Strawberry Ginger Mimosa Illinois sparkling wine, housemade ginger syrup, strawberry shrub Stock Bloody Mary vodka, celery salt, Co-op hot sauce bloody mix Wake up Call Whiskey Acres Local Foods bourbon, maple syrup, nitro coffee Lemon Verbena Gin and Tonic Letherbee gin, lemon verbena syrup, fresh rosemary, Seasons Soda bitter lemon tonic

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Sobremesa Supper Club Takeover

Gabriel Moya of Sobremesa Supper Club is taking over the cafe for one night only July 18 6-8pm! No reservations required! Mark it on your calendar and start planning what to order! Menu is à la carte! à la carte Menu: Peruvian style vegetable fried rice. (Vegetables to be determined on availability) $9 (add fried […]

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Visit to River Valley Ranch’s Mushroom Farm

Two carloads of Local Foods employees hit the road on a pleasant day in early May to River Valley Ranch, located in Burlington, WI. Our first stop was the farm store, established shortly after the farm began in the late 70’s. We perused shelves filled with local produce, unique dried goods, and samples of River […]

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Tomato Panzanella Recipe

From Lindsay Zamora of Stock Cafe Ingredients: – 2 c Mightyvine cherry tomatoes – 2 c Publican Sourdough bread – 1/2 c Traders Point cottage cheese – Enzo olive oil and balsamic vinegar – Shaved Nordic parmesan & Gotham Greens basil to garnish – Salt Directions: 1. Halve cherry tomatoes and set and place in […]

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Tomato Jam Recipe

From Lindsay Zamora of Stock Cafe Great for using up your overly ripe tomatoes, this recipe works well as a condiment for toast, sandwiches and veggies or as a pizza sauce. Yields approximately 2 cups finished product. Ingredients: – 1 lb MightyVine Tomatoes-on-vine – 2 small onions – 1 shallot – 1/2 c maple syrup […]

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