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Community Kitchen Co-op connects farmers, consumers

When people began clamoring for local food as the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic lingered on in 2020, a group of south-central Wisconsin farmers and cooperative-minded people decided to come up with a way to market food directly to consumers.

The farmers formed the Community Kitchen Cooperative, a Green County-based organization that aggregates food from local farmers and offers meal shares to area consumers. The meal shares are picked up weekly at locations in Monticello, Monroe and Madison, with each meal share feeding two people with a ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat lunch and dinner.

Co-op members include farmers who provide food for the program and workers who prepare and distribute the meals.

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