Brava Magazine April_2016 : Page 66

GO+DO SAVOR VIRTUAL MARKETS Meal prep is easy, thanks to a basket full of local grocery deliv-ery and pre-assembled food kit services. They bring your usual haul, or even farmer’s market fare and ready-to-cook meals, to your door. It’s a convenient method of stocking the pantry that benefits not only you, but also the whole community. Madhavi Krishnan, creator of on-line grocer Square Harvest, calls it “sustainable shopping.” Says Krish-nan, “We have saved over 5,000 miles in grocery driving for our customers. For the elderly, people with busy schedules, parents who want to access fresh food and for those who cannot make it to the farmer’s market, we bring the mar-ket to their door.” Here’s who can shop and prep meals for you—saving you time, aggravation and a little gas money. Fees vary. GROCERS: • Fresh Madison Market: freshmadisonmarket.com • Hy-Vee: hy-vee.com • Metcalfe’s: sentryonthego.com • Square Harvest: squareharvest.com • Woodman’s: woodmans-food.com MEAL KITS: • Marley Spoon: marleyspoon.com • 608 Community Supported Kitchen: 608csk.com –Rachel Werner SWEET BITES DECADENT MORSELS IMAGINE A CHOCOLATE FACTORY . Most will dream of fanciful chocolate riv-ers and everlasting gobstoppers, a la Willy Wonka. Few imagine a hilly, green farm in Wisconsin Dells, but this is where Lisa Nelson of Roots Chocolates infuses her farm-grown herbs and fruits into her charming chocolates. Her cacao beans hail from different regions, including Costa Rica and Ha-waii. She roasts and crafts the beans into single-source chocolate bars and innovative chocolates with infused ganache centers. Nelson’s flavors are as creative as they are delicious. Beer Naked blends local craft beer with dark chocolate and crunchy pretzel bits. Carmato mingles Nelson’s farm-raised heirloom tomatoes with honey from her own hives. Each evokes a sense of place—the cacao from a tropical grower, the fla-vors of our beloved state and the homegrown goodness that springs from Nelson’s farm. These chocolates have roots indeed. –Anna Thomas Bates 66 BRAVA MAGAZINE | APRIL 2016 PHOTOS COURTESY ROOTS CHOCOLATE

Savor

SWEET BITES

DECADENT MORSELS

IMAGINE A CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Most will dream of fanciful chocolate rivers and everlasting gobstoppers, a la Willy Wonka.

Few imagine a hilly, green farm in Wisconsin Dells, but this is where Lisa Nelson of Roots Chocolates infuses her farm-grown herbs and fruits into her charming chocolates.

Her cacao beans hail from different regions, including Costa Rica and Hawaii. She roasts and crafts the beans into single-source chocolate bars and innovative chocolates with infused ganache centers.

Nelson’s flavors are as creative as they are delicious. Beer Naked blends local craft beer with dark chocolate and crunchy pretzel bits. Carmato mingles Nelson’s farm-raised heirloom tomatoes with honey from her own hives.

Each evokes a sense of place—the cacao from a tropical grower, the flavors of our beloved state and the homegrown goodness that springs from Nelson’s farm. These chocolates have roots indeed. –Anna Thomas Bates

VIRTUAL MARKETS

Meal prep is easy, thanks to a basket full of local grocery delivery and pre-assembled food kit services. They bring your usual haul, or even farmer’s market fare and ready-to-cook meals, to your door. It’s a convenient method of stocking the pantry that benefits not only you, but also the whole community.

Madhavi Krishnan, creator of online grocer Square Harvest, calls it “sustainable shopping.” Says Krishnan, “We have saved over 5,000 miles in grocery driving for our customers. For the elderly, people with busy schedules, parents who want to access fresh food and for those who cannot make it to the farmer’s market, we bring the market to their door.”

Here’s who can shop and prep meals for you—saving you time, aggravation and a little gas money. Fees vary.

GROCERS:

• Fresh Madison Market: freshmadisonmarket.com
• Hy-Vee: hy-vee.com
• Metcalfe’s: sentryonthego.com
• Square Harvest: squareharvest.com
• Woodman’s: woodmans-food.com

MEAL KITS:
• Marley Spoon: marleyspoon.com
• 608 Community Supported Kitchen: 608csk.com –Rachel Werner

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