Meal Kit


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40 Acres & A Mule FRIENDSGIVING Menu 
Thursday, Nov 19th | 5pm LIVE Class
Virtual Cooking Class from Chef Adrian’s Kitchen!

Late Fall Green Salad
Midwest Harvest Chicken Gumbo or Adrian’s Vegetarian Seitan Sausage Gumbo (veg)*
    with steamed rice
Adie’s Cornbread
Mini Sweet Potato Pies

Our whole foodshed is getting involved to help you enjoy a delicious Friendsgiving meal from Adrian Lipscombe at home. Rally your friends, call your family, and sign up to learn from one of our region’s top chefs and make a difference! Cook along and then set up your own zoom or hangout to eat together.

Please note if you are vegetarian on your order notes.

Pick up your meal kit the day before class, or earlier in the day on Thursday from:

Uptowne Cafe & Bakery (Wed, Nov 18: 1pm-4pm or Thurs, Nov 19: 9am-4pm, pick-up only)
1217 Caledonia St | La Crosse, WI 54603

After 5pm Tuesday: ORDER DIRECTLY from Uptowne Cafe for LaCrosse Pick-up by calling 608-535-9990

Enos Farms (Thurs, Nov 19: 9am-3pm, pick-up only)
E4782 Kennedy Rd | Spring Green, WI 53588

Pasture and Plenty (Wed, Nov 18: 1pm – 7pm pick-up or delivery, Thurs, Nov 19, 11am-4:30pm pick-up or delivery)
2433 University Ave | Madison, WI 53726

We will share reminders for pick-up!

All the deets!  The 40 Acres & A Mule Project initiative was founded by Chef Adrian Lipscombe, owner of Uptowne Cafe restaurant in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Lipscombe, a native of Houston, Texas, and also an architect and city planner, relocated to La Crosse with her husband and four children to open her restaurant. Her skills as a chef and city planner enabled her to uplift the community in La Crosse and gain tremendous support from customers and fellow small business owners in the endeavour to launch The 40 Acres & A Mule Project. This project is her vision to have a sanctuary for the history, food, and stories of Black culture in food and farming. This land will be used to teach farming, archive Black foodways, and the importance of Black farms.

Each kit feeds four, comes with a course and recipe book, and access to the Zoom cooking class (with a video link, in case you can’t join LIVE). Order your meal kit from one of THREE locations across our foodshed!

Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the 40 Acres project. Each kit has a suggested price of $75 and is on a sliding scale, so you can take part as you are able! And, give more if you can.

A “Class Only” option is also available, if you are out of area or prefer to provision your own meal, and just want to join for the cooking class. Suggested class ticket is $25 per kitchen. If you elect to join for the class without a meal kit, we will send you a list of needed ingredients a week in advance, so you have time to provision for yourself.