Sheila Julson

Sheila Julson is a freelance writer who enjoys capturing the stories behind Milwaukee’s happening food, beverage and urban farming scenes. She also pens articles about holistic health, green living, sustainability and human-interest features. As a long-time fiction writer, her novel, Thorn, placed in the General Fiction quarterfinalist round of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. When she’s not hammering away at a computer keyboard, she enjoys hiking, gardening, vegetarian cooking, sewing, making homemade wine (and drinking it) and any other urban homesteading pursuits that catch her interest. She lives on Milwaukee’s South Shore with her musician husband and a spoiled hound dog.

As Johnsonville rose from the ashes, management chose to thank their Watertown employees in a unique way. They partnered with celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Fabio Viviani, of “Top Chef fame," to prepare a gourmet Italia... Read more


Red Elephant Chocolate (333 N. Broadway) strives to take chocolate consumption to a whole new level with their new Third Ward chocolate café by living up to their motto: “A chocolate experience you’ll never forget." Read more


In today’s online shopping environment, everything from clothing to books to food items can be purchased and shipped with a click. While there areBrewers Organics offers home or office delivery of fresh, certified-organic and organically gr... Read more


Inspired by a recurring dream that she was running through a bountiful garden, surrounded by fruits and vegetables, Karen Long founded Garden of Eden Kingdom Living, a business offering handmade juices, along with all-natural dressings, coo... Read more


Cudahy continues to reinvent itself with new bars and restaurants, and among the new lineup is Cudahy Burger Joint (4905 S. Packard Ave.). In the remodeled, contemporary space, one can savor burgers made from hormone-free ground chuck, as w... Read more

Short Order

Since 1984, Superior Equipment & Supply has been a respected name in the food service industry. But since the company moved in 2008 from the corner of 13th Street and Oklahoma Avenue into spacious new digs at 4550 S. Brust Ave. in St. Franc... Read more


Jane’s Simply Delicious Gourmet Popcorn offers a wide variety of popcorn including cholesterol-free white popcorn, cheese-coated popcorn, caramel corn and novelty flavors like tutti-fruitty, hot cinnamon and root beer float. They also offer... Read more


Within Milwaukee’s bustling urban agriculture scene, a new organization cultivating greens may get lost in the shuffle. However, We Grow Greens, a cooperative of educators and sustainability leaders committed to healthy food systems and nat... Read more

Dining Preview

Whenit comes to Conejito’s Place, either you love it or you hate it. At thetime that Conejito’s opened, more than two dec,Dining Out Read more

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Photo Credit: Ralf Kunze/Pixabay

Young Milwaukee entrepreneurs creating a new CBD cigarette to help people get off tobacco. Read more

Cannabis Connection

Milwaukee’s locally owned restaurant offers an array of healthy choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner—and their opening a new location! Read more

Dining Out

Local bar serves Mexican coffee at area farmers markets. Read more


We’ve got lots of free options in Milwaukee County to get outdoors and enjoy healthy doses of nature, arts and culture. Read more

A&E Feature


Photo credit: West Allis Farmers Market

Since 1919, it’s been a foundation of its community, serving as a lively, festive marketplace connecting urban residents with rural farmers. Read more


Despite some bumps in the road, the staff of Starbuds Medical hasn’t slowed their passion for getting CBD to those who need it. Read more

Cannabis Connection


Photo credit: Green Crown Extracts

Jason Kasinski and Chance Fredrick launched Green Crown Extracts to help people turn hemp into CBD. Read more

Cannabis Connection


Photo credit: Canfora Bakery

The well-known Canfora Bakery has new owners, Eric and Karen Krieg; now named Krieg’s Lakeside Bakery, it still operates as it used to. Read more


With states like New York, Vermont and California upping their cheese-producing game in recent years, does Wisconsin still hold the cheesy title? Read more




Each Spectrum Confections jelly bean contains 10 milligrams of CBD, David Klein says; the fruity, unique flavors mask the grassy taste of CBD. Read more

Cannabis Connection

Those who live and work in the heart of Milwaukee have a new option for CBD products: MKEHemp Rx. Read more

Cannabis Connection


Photo Credit: Lauren Miller

Lush Popcorn is a local business cooking gourmet and liquor-infused popcorn, now with a brick-and-mortar location in Sherman Phoenix. Read more


Jonathan Manyo’s new venture rounds out the array of food vendors at Crossroads Collective Food Hall. Read more


Description: Many of Steve Young’s crops require different growing conditions; it’s a juggling act to maintain the 30-plus items on his harvest chart. Read more


“We’re constantly trying to experiment and do different things to achieve fun flavors and colors,” says Kyle Vetter. Read more

Cannabis Connection


Photo credit: Klee's Out on a Limb Acres

On their farm, Omer and Candy Klee grow rare fruit such as pawpaws, currants, gooseberries, quinces and serviceberries. Read more

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Margle Media has decided to expand beyond digital marketing into the sale of CBD products. Read more

Cannabis Connection

Milwaukee’s Amber Frymark makes even tap water taste good with her “beverage enhancer,” Zwitchel. Read more


Hazy Dayz’s owner Zachary Rowe has been a Milwaukee pathfinder for CBD products. Read more

Cannabis Connection


Photo Credit: Michelle Kyhn

Because they are fully integrated as farmers and processors, Euthymic Health’s owner-operators plan to add more CBD products in the near future. Read more

Cannabis Connection