Join us the third Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 pm
at the Urban Ecology Center for a delicious potluck dinner and a program including lively discussion.




Friends of Real Food

Thursday, March 15, 2018
6 to 8 pm

Kombucha/Yogurt/Kefir Making Workshop
Steve Shapson, owner of

After our potluck dinner, Steve will demonstrate the correct method to make Kombucha, steeping delicious Rishi Tea to make Kombucha. Sample previously fermented Kombucha as well.  Steve will also speak about the Yogurt and Kefir making process and you’ll be able to sample his rich and creamy homemade probiotic Yogurt.  

Kombucha cultures (SCOBYS) as well as other essential items necessary to make Kombucha, Yogurt & Kefir will be available for sale. (Cash, check, credit card accepted.)

Steve Shapson, owner of since 2005, supplier of cheese, Kombucha, Kefir & Yogurt equipment and all things needed to make these healthy, fermented food products will be our instructor. Learn from his knowledge so you can make these products perfect the first time.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6 to 8 pm

How Hippie Food Changed the Way We Eat

Join us to share a potluck dinner, watch short videos and have a discussion of how the counterculture of the 1960's and 1970's changed the way we eat. 

Based on Jonathan Kauffman’s research for his book “Hippie Food”, we’ll learn the stories of how the colorful counterculture spread brown rice, whole-wheat bread, sprouts and soybeans across the country and influenced what we eat today.

All are welcome to join us - the event is free and no pre-registration is required.

If you want to read his new book, it's called: Hippie Food - How Back-to-the-landers, longhairs and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman. It's available through the Milwaukee Public Library or local bookstores.

Two shorter pieces you can read before our meeting:

How We Got From Twinkies to Tofu - a review of Hippie Food by Michael Pollan

From Brown Rice To Tofu, How 'Hippie Food' Became American Cuisine - A transcript of hightlights of an interview plus an exerpt from the book

Local Farmer Open House March 10, 2018

at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park. More info on web or Facebook.