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Localvore Recipes

For the last five years Evolution Marketing has included a recipe on our holiday cards.   In order for a recipe to be considered for the holiday card it needed to be (1) delicious, (2) be able to source some ingredients locally in the winter season, and (3) be something that members of our team make on a regular basis (i.e. meaning we have perfected it!)

Below is a listing of the last four years of recipes, each recipe contains a photo of what the food item should look like.   We hope that you enjoy the recipes and have a wonderful holiday season!


* = Localvore (or locavore) is a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 – 150 miles of home. At the Evolution Marketing office we make it a priority to support local farmers who are engaged in sustainable agricultural farm management practices. Image on the cover is a photograph of carrots grown in our organic garden.




Main Course Option:  Winter Farmers’ Market Mushroom Risotto (2014)

For this recipe many of the ingredients came from the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market or the Evolution Marketing gardens.




Appetizer:  Lisa’s Mushroom Appetizers (2012)

Everything in this recipe except for the olive oil came from the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers Market and our artisan cheese, bread makers as well as our produce farmers.

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Holiday Desserts:  Lavender Tea Cookies (2011)

In this recipe we use lavender flowers from the gardens at our office, eggs &  hand rolled butter came  from local farmers.


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Healthy Treat for Holiday Gatherings :  Lisa’s Spiced Holiday Bread (2013)

In this recipe we sourced the rolled oats, egg, carrots from local farmers.  If you are up to the challenge you could grind out your own oat flour from whole oats or rolled oats.



Want to learn more about the benefits of shopping locally?

Mad River Valley Localvore Project – click here for Localvore Facts


Where to shop for local food  in SE WI?  click on links below

Shop Local at the Oconomowoc Winter Farmers’ Market

Shop Local at the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market

Shop local at the Dane County Farmers’ Market (Madison Area)