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Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Fun for Everyone

Holiday Fun for Everyone
MADISONWith the most wonderful time of year just around the corner, many shoppers are gearing up for the gift-giving season. As you shop your local stores on Small Business Saturday for your holiday ingredients and gifts this year, keep an eye out for the Something Special from Wisconsin™ sticker.
"Giving the gift of Something Special from Wisconsin goes beyond the traditional department store," says Teyanna Loether, 68th Alice in Dairyland. "When your loved ones see the Something Special from Wisconsin logo as they unwrap their gift, they’ll know it comes along with an extra special touch."

It’s easy to spot: this oval logo has a bright red background and white and yellow lettering, allowing you to easily identify a Something Special from Wisconsin product. This sticker carries a meaningful message when you see it you can be assured that at least half of the product ingredients, production, or processing has come from right here within our state.

The Something Special from Wisconsin logo can be found on everything from meats and cheeses, sweet syrups and candies, to soaps, candles, lotions, wreaths and more. With more than 480 participating companies, you can add local flavors into your holiday celebrations and there is bound to be holiday fun for everyone. "By purchasing Something Special from Wisconsin products today and every day, you are supporting local producers and processors, and the Wisconsin way of life by keeping those dollars in the local economy," adds Loether.

Since 1983, the Something Special from Wisconsin program has been trademarked through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. For more information, visit and you can give thanks to our local farmers and agribusinesses all year long. Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador, and works with media professionals to educate consumers about the importance of agriculture to Wisconsin’s economy and way of life. To learn more about the work Loether is doing, visit her travel blog at, or keep in touch with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Find background information on the Alice in Dairyland program at http://datcp.

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