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Science from Sap to Syrup

Surface tension, glaciation, barometric pressure, evapotranspiration and UV degradation aren’t necessarily terms you think of when talking about a Wisconsin family farm. But at a recent visit to Horner’s Corner maple syrup operation, Mill City Farmers Market staff learned all about the science going on in the maple woods this time of year. Stephen Horner…  Read More

Maple Season

Originally published in The Journal on April 11, 2018. Cold nights and warm sunny days are when all of us begin to wake up from winter — including maple trees. The trees need freezing night temperatures and daytime thaws for pressure to develop in the tree that makes sap “run” or drip out when tapped.…  Read More

State Fair Bison Burgers with Maple Mustard Sauce

by Heather Hartman Makes 4-6 burgers Ingredients: 1-pound Wild Idea Bison (ground) 1/2 cup Northern Lakes wild rice, cooked (hand harvested) 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. shallot, minced 1/2 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. olive oil  Directions: Preheat grill to medium. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Gently combine without over mixing, until evenly incorporated. Form…  Read More