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from the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Wildcat State Park and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.

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Organic Fuel for Apple Dumpling Day Racers

November 30th, 2014 by David Reeck

Apple Dumpling Day Racers enjoying some Organic Fuel.

Apple Dumpling Day Racers enjoying some Organic Fuel.

The Apple Dumpling Days is an annual festival, held the first Saturday after Labor Day, sponsored by the city of Elroy, Wisconsin.  As part of the festivities, the Elroy Lions Club hosts the Elroy Apple Dumpling Day Races.  The first races were held in 2007 with a 5K “Apple Dumpling Dash” and a single kid’s race.  In 2008 a half marathon “Sliced Apple” was added and in 2013 a full marathon “Big Apple” was added.  The 5K, half marathon and full marathon are all USATF certified.

Elroy is the center of three abandoned railroad beds that have been converted into bike trails—Juneau County Omaha Trail, the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail and the 400 State Trail.  These trails are ideal for the Apple Dumpling Day Races.

The 2014 Apple Dumpling Day Races were held Saturday, September 6.  Amil’s Inn was privileged to have two guests that were Big Apple participants and two guests that were Sliced Apple participants.  Also the Innkeeper and his son were Sliced Apple participants.  For more information,  visit the Apple Dumpling Day Races at www.appledumplingdayraces which was the source of this information.

Amil’s Inn also had some special treats for the participants.  Organic Valley of La Farge, Wisconsin donated some of their Organic Fuel for the racers.  Organic Fuel is a nutritionally balanced, organic milk protein recovery shake.  The shake is designed to benefit both endurance and strength athletes.  Organic Fuel has an optimal mix of protein, carbohydrates and fats which help an athlete’s body restore glycogen levels while building and repairing muscle.  All which help one’s body recover faster and feel less sore the next day.  For more information about Organic Fuel and other Organic Valley products visit which was the source for the information about Organic Fuel.

Nourish Cooking at Kickapoo Country Fair

July 30th, 2012 by David Reeck

Jennifer Downing, Chef/Instructor, giving presentation, “Pantry Basics in a Cooperative Kitchen” at the Kickapoo Country Fair.

The 9th Kickapoo Country Fair took place at the Organic Valley Headquarters, One Organic Way, La Farge Wisconsin on Saturday, July 28, 2012.  The Kickapoo Country Fair in the Midwest’s largest food and sustainability festival.  One has the opportunity to explore the flavor and family fun through dynamic speakers, live music, kid’s activities, and hands-on workshops.  For more information visit

Amil’s Inn Bed and Breakfast had the honor and privilege of hosting one of the culinary workshop presenters-Jennifer Downing of Nourish.  Her presentation, ‘Pantry Basics in a Cooperative Kitchen’ provided ideas, tips and recipes for keeping a well-stocked cooperative pantry:  the refrigerator, freezer, dry goods and other essentials.  Check out for the recipes used during her presentation—Backyard Swiss Chard and Bacon Frittata and Quinoa, Garbanzo and Spinach Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing.

With a love for everything edible, the kitchen is the place Jennifer is most at home.  Her business, Nourish, affords her the opportunity to share her enthusiasm for teaching through small cooking classes, large presentations and hosting trips focusing on fresh foods.  Some of her specialty workshops include home cheese making, preserving and sausage making.  Jennifer’s vast food knowledge and involvement with local food policy organizations informs her delicious instruction.  She fills her classes with useful techniques, tips and strategies that help her students nourish their lives and feed those they love.  Jennifer lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, four kids, tow dogs, seven backyard hens and a hive of honeybees.  In her spare time, you may find her in the garden, reading and writing about her many passions.  To learn more about Jennifer’s presentations, see or her personal blog, In the Yellow House.

7th Annual Kickapoo Country Fair

July 5th, 2010 by David Reeck

As the calendar turned to July and the 4th of July festivities have ended the next major annual event in the Kickapoo Valley is the 7th Annual Kickapoo Country Fair.   

Now in its 7th year, the Kickapoo Country Fair is the Midwest’s largest organic food and sustainability festival. In La Farge, Wisconsin, nestled among the ancient hills of the Kickapoo Valley, the fair serves up a generous helping of fun for all in celebration of family, culture, and community, all the while looking toward a healthy, sustainable future.

Held Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, 2010, on the grounds of Organic Valley headquarters in La Farge, Wisconsin. Kickapoo Country Fair will bring together thousands of attendees for two fun-packed days of food, music, bike and farm tours, cooking demonstrations, theater, kids’ activities, dancing, author readings, and speakers—all offered at an affordable price for families.

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