Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:15 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
48°F
Dew Point
40°F
Humidity
75%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:53 a.m.
Sunset
06:40 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 39 to 48 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 12 miles per hour from the northeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Tuesday
56°F / 39°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
66°F / 49°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
71°F / 50°F
Light Rain
Friday
50°F / 30°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
45°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
41°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Monday
58°F / 36°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:15 AM CDT
Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 56 to a low of 39 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 12 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 51 to 56 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 49 to 44 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 8 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 66 to a low of 49 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 12 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.65 inches of rain are expected.

Columbia County F2S farmer market fun at the Portage Farmers' Market

June 20, 2014 | 0 comments

PORTAGE

Right before the 2013-14 school year ended, more than 200 elementary and middle school students were given $3 worth of Farm to school (F2S) farmer market fun money to spend at three Portage Farmers Markets this past May. Eleven vendors where sometimes overwhelmed with savvy buyers. Students purchased bedding plants, bison jerky, handmade wooden toys, Amish baked goods, and asparagus.

Columbia County F2S (CC F2S), received a two-year $160,000 TransformWI F2S grant, and has partnered with Portage Farmers' Market, Columbia County UW-Extension, Portage Library, St. Mary's School, St. John's School and Rusch Elementary School to sponsored the F2S Farmer Market Fun Day. Students were given tips on how:

· to navigate a farmers' market — checkout all vendors before buying anything so you have an idea of what is available;

· farmers' markets contribute to the local economy, build social networks and support healthy living; and

· local food develops healthy eating habits.

Students also received a F2S string backpack, information on where to buy local food in Columbia County and how CC F2S program has made an impact. CC F2S is looking for local food growers/producers who are interested in participating at other Columbia County-based farmers markets this summer and fall.

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