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Deck the Halls with these Wisconsin-Made Gifts and Goodies

It’s the most wonderful time of year here in Wisconsin! Lights are being hung and carols are being sung across the state and family and friends are gathering together to celebrate the season. And in case you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, we’ve rounded up eight of the most festive Wisconsin companies who can help make your season bright. Whether you’re looking for sweet treats or fun ways to deck the halls, we’ve teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin to help you shop local and check off that Christmas list!
 
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Enjoy delicious fudge from the Stoughton Sweet Shoppe.
Whether you love maple, caramel, or classic chocolate, fudge brings a little nostalgia to your holiday table. Freshly made in small batches using the finest ingredients, Stoughton Sweet Shoppe offers 24 flavors of fudge and 6 flavors of caramel so there’s something for everyone on your list.
 

Sip Snowshoe Ale from Wisconsin-classic New Glarus Brewing.
Make your spirits bright with this seasonal amber ale from New Glarus. With a rich copper-red color, fruity ale body, and spiced hop finish, Snowshoe Ale will add a little warmth to your cozy winter evenings.
 

Cook up a delicious Christmas roast from Wisconsin Grass-Fed Beef Cooperative.
Nothing brings family together quite like a delicious dinner and what’s Christmas dinner without a fantastic roast? Cook up a juicy, delicious cut of meat that is raised without antibiotics or hormones. And when you buy from the Wisconsin Grass-Fed Beef Co-op, you’re making a meal you can feel good about.
 

Make Christmas Morning a little sweeter with donuts from The Local Oven.
Christmas morning is for family, presents, and indulgent treats like The Local Oven’s famous Bacon Maple donuts. Stock up on breakfast treats and check out the bakery’s year-round Christmas room while you’re at their Prairie du Chien location. The holidays never tasted so sweet!
 

Find your perfect Christmas tree with the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association.
Looking to cut your own Christmas tree this year? Check out the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association! With tips, tricks, and a statewide map of where you can cut your own trees, they’re your resource for this fun holiday tradition.
 

Stuff those stockings with bath products from Floppy Ear Farm.
Looking for fun, affordable, and natural stocking stuffers this holiday season? Pick up some bath bombs, lotions, and soaps from Floppy Ear Farm! Adorably wrapped, available in a variety of scents and sizes, and under $10 a piece they’re the perfect gift for a secret santa, white elephant, or hostess gift.
 

Stock up for Christmas dinner with vegetables from Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market.
Looking for fresh vegetables to add to your Christmas dinner? Head to Milwaukee’s Winter Farmers Market for a variety of local, sustainably-grown foods. With high-quality vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, and dairy products, you’ll wow your guests with the freshest ingredients.
 

Deck the halls with Wreaths by Chalann.
Put the finishing touch on your home with a beautiful custom Christmas wreath. Available with all kinds of fun, festive bows and ornaments and made from fresh Fraser or Corkbark fir these gorgeous arrangements will last through the winter.
 
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.
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Our Favorite Wisconsin-Made Goodies for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, it’s our favorite time of year to give thanks and celebrate with friends and family! Whether you’re hosting a huge family gathering or attending an intimate holiday dinner, there’s lots of Thanksgiving treats to eat, drink and make. From the cheese plate to the dessert, we’re lucky to be able to buy so many fresh products made right here in Wisconsin. And what better way to support our friends and neighbors than to buy local! We’ve partnered with Something Special from Wisconsin™ to share 8 delicious ways to indulge this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
 

Order a festive ham from Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats.
Want to spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats offers a variety of delicious, ready-to-eat hams that will make your dinner prep a breeze. Make a flavorful and tender ham a part of your family tradition!
 

Make a cocktail with Apple Brandy from Great Lakes Distillery.
Whether in an old fashioned or on its own, Brightonwoods Apple Brandy from Great Lakes Distillery is a perfect addition to any seasonal happy hour. Distilled entirely with Wisconsin apples in copper pot stills, this brandy is aged for over 2 years to result in a delicious, authentic Wisconsin brandy.
 

Enjoy some cranberry wine from Lake Nokomis Cranberries.
Eagle River might not come to mind when you think ‘wine country’, but it’s the home to Lake Nokomis Cranberries, which producers some of the best wine in Wisconsin. Three of their wines were even medal winners at The Wisconsin State Fair Professional Wine Competition. Cheers to that!
 

Snack on some delicious Country Kettle Corn.
Add a crunch to your next family gathering with traditional Wisconsin kettle corn. Perfect to put out at your holiday party or bring to friend’s to share, kettle corn is such an easy holiday favorite. Slightly sweet, slightly salty, 100% delicious.
 

Savor some delicious Hook’s Cheese.
Another easy holiday party dish is a cheese plate and we’re at no loss for incredible cheese here in Wisconsin. We love Hook’s Cheese on its own, served with crackers and fruit, or paired with wine or beer it’ll be the hit of any holiday table.
 

Make apple treats with apples from Oakwood Fruit Farm.
With over 20 varieties of apples, Oakwood Fruit Farm has exactly what you need to make pies, tarts, cider, caramel apples, and more. Located in Richland Center in Southwest Wisconsin this farm has been a family tradition for over five generations – make it a tradition with your family too!
 

Sip some cider from The Cider Farm.
Nothing says fall like a sweet and tart taste of apple cider. Using a variety of apple specially grown for cider, The Cider Farm takes cider to the next level and offers a refreshing and complex drink like you’ve never experienced. Taste their cider at the Cidery and Tasting Room in Madison or shop their products across Wisconsin.
 

Display a festive bouquet by Kathy’s 2nd Chance Plants LLC.
You have the turkey, gravy, sides, and silverware, but your holiday table isn’t complete without a festive bouquet! Kathy’s 2nd Chance Plants makes stunning autumnal arrangements that will wow any guests or make a perfect hostess gift.
 
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
 
Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.
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8 Wisconsin-Made Products to Celebrate Halloween

It’s that spooky time of year! Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin to bring you fun products and activities to celebrate the season. From local seasonal produce to fun family day trips, we’ve rounded up eight Wisconsin-made ways to make this October a total treat!
Bloody Mary’s with Johnny Velvet’s Bloody Mary Mix
Nothing says Halloween like something a little bit bloody! For brunch or happy hour, Johnny Velvet’s bloody mary mix adds the perfect amount of zing to your concoction. Garnish with radish and olive to add some fun fall color to your cocktail.

Apples from AVEnue Orchard
Whether you’re bobbing for apples or picking them at the orchard, AVEnue Orchard has a variety of apples to eat, can, jelly, and bake into your favorite fall treats. This family-run orchard has over 1,500 trees and has an on-site store in Eau Claire, as well as a presence at several local farmers markets.

Treat Bags from Sweet P’s Pantry
Take trick-or-treating to the next level with these sweet goodie bags. With pumpkin chocolates and flavored toffee, these treat bags are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Sweet P’s Pantry has you covered for Halloween with Pumpkin Seed Toffee, Pumpkin Spice Caramels, and even Peanut Butter Eyeballs!

Steak from Brandon Meats & Sausage
October is the perfect time to have your steak a little bloody and Brandon Meats has just the cut. Located in Fond Du Lac, this old-fashioned butcher shop serves the freshest t-bones, rib eyes, and porterhouse steaks, as well as a variety of other meats.

Explore the Corn Maze at Creek Bed Country Farmacy
Celebrate the season with family and take on Creek Bed Country Farmacy’s famous corn maze! You’ll twist and turn through 18 acres and 6 miles of paths and can participate in fun time trials and trivia games on your phone. Check out the maze after dark for an extra spooky experience!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats from Brew City Barkery
Don’t leave your best friend out of the trick-or-treating fun! Brew City Barkery’s peanut butter pumpkin treats are homemade, bite-size treats made with fresh ingredients and without preservatives. That means a tasty, all-natural treat for your dog this Halloween!

Moscow Mule with State Line Distillery
Double, double toil and trouble! Concoct your favorite brew with State Line Distillery’s classic vodka. This versatile grain vodka is perfect for all your favorite fall cocktails including a delicious, spiced moscow mule.

Garlic from Krebs Pleasant View Farms
Cook up your favorite fall dishes (and ward off any hungry vampires) with delicious fresh garlic from Krebs Pleasant View Farms. This family farm in Hartford, Wisconsin specializes in naturally-grown garlic and has been farming their land for five generations.

 
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
 
Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.
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8 Wisconsin-Made Fourth of July Favorites

Independence Day is right around the corner! Keep the holiday celebration going well into the weekend with friends, family, and these 4th of July favorites from the local artisans and makers at Something Special from Wisconsin. Whether you’re grilling, sipping, or getting away, we’ve got inspiration for any type of celebration.

Nueske’s Meats Smoked Meat Lover Box from Wisconsin Made

This delicious meat lover’s box is the perfect addition to any holiday weekend spread. With pork chops, bacon, summer sausage, wieners, and more it has something for everyone to enjoy at a BBQ or cookout. Enjoy on the grill, with cheese, crackers, honey mustard or just eat it plain!

Book a B&B with the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association

Want to just get away this long holiday weekend? Check out the beautiful B&Bs featured by the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association. With family-friendly options, inns on the water, and B&Bs along your favorite craft beverage trail, there’s the perfect place for every kind of weekend getaway.

Cheese from Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese

Nothing screams Wisconsin quite like a fully decked out cheese platter. Curds, spreads, cubes – Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese has it all. Plus, they’ve spent 90 years producing some of Wisconsin’s finest cheese, so you know it’s good.

Whiskey from Door Peninsula Winery

As Wisconsin’s signature drink, we can only assume that if you are of age you’ll be enjoying an Old Fashioned at some point this 4th of July weekend. If brandy isn’t your think, go for a Whiskey that’s made right here in the state like Door Peninsula Winery’s Bourbon Whiskey.

Get outside and visit Boerner Botanical Gardens

Looking for a fantastic day trip to take this holiday weekend? Head to Milwaukee County to take in the beautiful Boerner Botanical Gardens. Take a stroll through the 12 formal gardens, explore the thousands of plants, and enjoy lunch at the cafe. The gardens are the perfect excuse to enjoy the outdoors this weekend.

Pickles and more from Let’s Get Pickled

Doesn’t matter if you’re eating a hot dog, brat, hamburger, or veggie burger, sometimes ketchup and mustard just aren’t enough! No holiday cookout is complete without everyone’s favorite grilling companion, pickles. Let’s Get Pickled pickles everything you’ve ever dreamed of, and will take your cookout to the next level.

Sweet Corn from Aslum Sweet Corn

This 4th of July favorite is as sweet as can be and is picked fresh DAILY. Since 1976 this family farm has been producing top of the line produce and it is just what you need to round out your holiday weekend.

Bakery Items from Sweet Something’s Pastries/Cafe

Looking for an easy and delicious holiday breakfast? Check out the mouth-watering sweets from Sweet Something’s! It may not be homemade by you but it was homemade by someone.

Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers,food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
 
Ellen Fallon is the Marketing Coordinator for Discover Wisconsin. Growing up in Madison she has enjoyed spending her weekends exploring the state and finding new and exciting destinations to travel to with her friends and family. You can watch Discover Wisconsin online at discoverwisconsin.com.
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