The Bullfrog Fish Farm

At the Bullfrog Fish Farm…
Folks are more than welcome
to enjoy and share in the
farm’s humble sort of beauty…
Whether you are able to
“cop” a tour…
watch your order being
netted, cleaned and iced…
sample our smoked products…
or experience
the magic and belly laughs of
fishin’ ‘round the pond
with friends and family…

A Little History
A 1987 discovery of a plentiful and pure water resource hidden just below the surface of a marginal and sandy farm field gave vision to fish farming as a way of life! Out of the gumption and wit of rural culture, and after seven years of research, design, construction, and planning, Herby Radmann was able to initiate his fish farm business in March of 1994.

The challenge and opportunity of this vision had become quite the adventure. In making its way, it was realized that the Bullfrog Fish Farm was not only the result of its Sole Proprietor’s hard work, but it had also come to represent the efforts and support of its community.

The Bullfrog Fish Farm is dedicated to the genius of “Bullfrog Fresh” RAINBOW TROUT, Smokin’ GOOD FISH and more!

“We are farmers, processors, mongers and whatever else it takes… We have become proficient in the production, processing, and marketing of Rainbow Trout at the rate of 15,000-20,000 lbs. per year and growing. We serve the folks of the Chippewa Valley Area and our visiting friends with the ultimate in fresh water fish and recreation.”

The Fish Farm Crew
The Farm’s “Eat My Fish” offerings include- farm retail sales, pondside fishing, group outings and educational tours by arrangement, a Family Beer & Beverage Garden, the “Chippewa Valley Trout Route,” and the sale of live trout for stocking purposes.

Recently we have been practicing and developing ourselves in two other markets. First is the reaching out or growing more regionally with our products and services, with a focus being given to our famous smoked trout spread and delicious smoked trout fillets. The second is the production and sale of other fish for both food and stocking purposes…the production of bluegills is well on its way.

Founder: “Preservation of Character Society”.

Using a rural way to tell a story… *ADVOCACY * PROMOTION * EDUCATION

Herby and the Farm Crew have not only weathered the pioneering and complex status of Wisconsin fish farming, they have also found camaraderie with other small or developing farms and rural business. This camaraderie, regard for rural culture, and notions in humanality has brought additional meaning and purpose to the farm and all that they do: A farm with a mission!

Green Pages | March/April 2010

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Seattle Pride Coffee House

Dr. Oz says, the benefits of Chia Seeds are awesome. Now we want you to know about more super foods!

• Goji Berries – Possibly the highest antioxidant food on earth, 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E. More beta-carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach, improves stamina and endurance. Treat them like raisins or make your own juice!

• Maca Powder (mah-cah) – Contains 60 potent nutrients, packed with essential minerals, 18 Amino acids. Increases stamina, combats fatigue, regulates stress factors, is a natural hormone balancer for men & women and is known to boost libido.

• Noni Powder – Known to be an immune booster – effective against bacteria and fungus.

• Acai Berry ( ahh-sigh-ee) Powder – May be the number one super food. Rich in fiber, supports healthy joints and healthy inflammatory processes. Helps mental function and concentration. High levels of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C & E, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.

• Mangosteen Powder – Promotes cardiovascular health, has anti-viral and naturally anti-biotic compounds. Has anti-inflammatory (cox-2 inhibitor like Vioxx & Celebrex but without side effects.)

• Chlorella Powder (clore-ella) – More benefits than wheat grass, barley or alfalfa.

• Spirulina (Spy-roo-lina) Powder – Better source of protein than beef/soybeans.

• Mesquite Powder – Balances blood sugar levels. A digestible protein and vegan pro-biotic. May speed up weight loss.

• Pomegranate Powder – May help in menopausal symptoms (naturally occurring form of estrogen.) Helps men with impotency and helps protect against prostate cancer.

• Hemp Powder – Contains 20 known nutrients/amino acids. Stabilizes blood sugar. Packed with 50% protein. Chocked full of energy, sweet, smooth, and delicious.

• Bee Pollen Powder – Increases energy and boosts the immune system.

• Camu Camu Powder – Has 600 times more vitamin C than oranges.

• Gota Kola Powder – Known as “The Fountain of Life.” Supports vein integrity, improves memory, revitalizes nerves, improves reflexes, calms stomach, reduces swelling, may be used as a sedative.

• Dandelion Root Powder – Known as the blood purifier.

• Ginkgo Leaf Powder – Known to improve general health of the brain.

Most powders recommended daily intake is one teaspoon. Get more detailed information on all of these wonderful super food powders at:

Seattle Pride Coffee House
3225 Lorch Avenue
(open to the public and located in the Gold’s Gym) 715-514-4599

Note: Chia seeds and Goji Berries dropped my husband, Dennis’, cholesterol 70 points in 2½ months! See what super powders can do for you!

We make no claims of cures; check with your doctor when adding new foods to your diet.

That’s Adorable

Thats’ adorable! I hear that all day long, but then I’m at, That’s Adorable!, an upscale children’s boutique with new and very gently used items. Located in downtown Eau Claire, at 129 N. Barstow, across from the Post Office. A guest was in the other day and she was on her cell phone telling her friend, “I’m at this great new store , ‘thats affordable’”.  It is very afforable, but our rule is it all has to be in great condition and adorable.

I started the store in October of 2008 with my Buckaroo bibs, which are bandana bibs my Mom made for us when we were little. She called them spaghetti bibs so you can wear them even as adults. They are 100% cotton and seem to  last forever. We still have some Mom made us. They just get softer and softer.

We have storytime daily from 10:30-10:50am. I have a passion for children’s literature, and believe children should be raised in a language-rich environment. We are happy to be another place for kids to read.We have hardcover books for only $2 and paperbacks for $1.

We love to celebrate the holidays and are always adding special storytime events with local authors more. Stop in and check us out! We are also on Facebook; please become a fan.

Harmony Corner Café: A clean operation

There is very little garbage about Harmony Corner Café. Garbage in the trash can that is. With the bakery in full operation and supplying bread twice a week and scones everyday to Just Local Food and Menomonie Market Co-op, it is unlikely to see much waste going into the garbage can. That is because the owners, Kathy and Greg Brice, are very conscientious about buying local and in bulk, so as to not waste packaging materials and conserve in transportation costs. It is also very important to them to buy local, which in turn helps support the community. Here comes to the garbage factor: eggs and milk are bought from a local farmer, and the containers are returned to reuse; flour and sugar come in large paper sacks, which are taken home to start the backyard campfire (nice on these brisk winter nights!); all other recyclables are taken to the recycling center; and all compostable food scraps and coffee grounds are taken to their home nightly for the garden’s composting center. So what is in the garbage can today? A broken light bulb.

Kathy says that once the café, located at 210 S. Barstow, opens this month, recycling and composting the garbage won’t change at all; it will just be on a larger scale. Much research has been done to provide compostable to-go containers for their customers. Made mostly of corn, these containers can break down within 45 days without the help of oxygen and water. The plastic bag used for carry-out food and bread is biodegradable as well. A new additive is used in the production of the plastic bag that allows degrading of the bag within nine months in landfill conditions, and the bags are still completely recyclable. Shelf-life and reliability is not affected.

Harmony Corner Café also supports fair-trade products as well. Coffee, tea, chocolate, and bananas, which are generally imported, are purchased as organic and fair-trade. Fair-trade supports paying the farmers a livable wage and supports sustainable farming practices.

Harmony Corner Café will be open Monday through Saturday, 7am to 10pm. Some breakfast items, tea and coffee drinks, including lattes and cappuccinos, real fruit smoothies, Panini sandwiches, organic salads, many desserts, and more. Free Internet and live music with full bar.