Hippo and Al, Mending the Earth Through Food

Mending the Earth Through Food
We are your guides to restaurants, markets, food trucks, vendors, and more that offer responsibly grown and sourced food.
Hippo Birdie, ©Amy Kirkpatrick

I'm Hippo, a book-reading (yes, I did say book reading) hippopotamus from the African savanna and that's my best friend, Al, on my head.

In an effort to save our home and the rest of the world from the inexorable advance of industrial agriculture, we have added our weight (over 4000 pounds) to the vanguard of grassroots movements that are working to regenerate the Earth. Our specialty is sniffing out and telling you about the best places for food that will help tip the scale towards Earth-restorative traditions. We're starting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Stone Bank Farm Market

Local Food in the Winter? In Wisconsin?

Al and I did some more undercover poking around in supermarkets. By now nothing should surprise us, but still, Al had to peck me on the head when my jaw dropped open without my knowledge or consent. Below signs boasting “farm fresh” were blueberries from Chile, grapes from Peru, dragonfruit – for dragons? from Ecuador, eggplant from Holland, kiwi from Greece and Italy, ginger root from Thailand, and more!

Al and I have been ordering local produce from Stone Bank Farm Market every Tuesday and picking up on Wednesday when we also visit our friends Jordy and Steven for eggs down the road at Cackleberry Farm. Stone Bank offers in-store shopping and curbside pickup. Or for $10, a new startup called Farmstead Logistics will deliver right to your door (within 20 miles).

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Stand with Hippo and Al