Milwaukee, WI: Outpost Natural Foods

From the moment I started talking to Outpost Natural Foods in Milwaukee, they were nothing been nothing but helpful and welcoming. They took care of advertising for us, hired an acoustic guitar duo to play during our demo, and served up food outside next to the RV. They gave us a food credit and we enjoyed the extremely tasty food from their deli/salad bar.

Outpost is located on a very busy road and it was just a busy shopping day in general. We talked to A LOT of people and enjoyed their enthusiasm for the tour. We had so much fun hanging out with the Outpost crew for the afternoon!

Michelle and Carrie immediately took Bella into their care, which freed Matt and I up to engage with people a bit more. That was a huge blessing! Bella was quite in love them them…Michelle took her around the store and pretty much gave her whatever she wanted :) . I decided that she could come along and be our permanent “Auntie Michelle” on the tour. Carrie was delightful as well…Bella waited patiently for her kids to arrive and they had a wonderful time playing in the RV and dancing to the guitar music.

We met Katie, who is in the master’s program in sustainable development at the International School of Training in Vermont…right now she is an intern at Alterra Coffee in Milwaukee. We chatted at length about sustainable things…and she told me to definitely check out their coffee shops (which I did and they are so GREAT!).

We met Kay and her son, Henry…Kay has read my other blog for quite awhile, so it was really fun to meet her! Henry was such a cutie…we had a great time talking. We just had a great response in general from people who were coming to shop at Outpost…everyone was very interested in learning more about the veggie system and seeing the RV.

Photo album here.


  1. Awesome stuff you guys! I saw your pics on Chris’ Flickr Photostream. Looking forward to following you along your travels.

    Comment by Amanda — September 25, 2007 @ 7:30 pm

  2. Wonderful update. Terrific photos. Special stories.

    Comment by Isle Dance — September 26, 2007 @ 12:18 am

  3. I just wanted to say THANK-YOU for calling us and letting Outpost be a part of your fabulous journey. Our staff and community had such a great time. Wishing you a safe and wonderful journey filled w/ unexpected and delightful suprises! Peace…

    Comment by Lisa — September 26, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

  4. Hey kids!
    Yup, I am reading the blog and looking at all the pics……ya hoo…’s such GREAT show and tell, and I get to SEE Bella too!
    Sara, you made a “typo”…..just thought I’d point that out, cuz there probably will never be another!
    You, Matt, and Bella will never quite know all the lives you impact and vice versa. It is fun to watch!

    Comment by janet nana otis — September 27, 2007 @ 10:31 am

  5. I am so sad that I couldn’t bring myself to act on my impulse to become a permanent hitchhiker on your tour, but am thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet all of you – to spend the afternoon – to dance & sing with the lovely Bella ballerina – to have you visit our happy Outpost to share a glimpse into your lives – so that we may become infected with your passion for life and sustainable living. What a fabulous day! You are so very special – Thanks for bringing some extra sunshine into our lives!! We miss you already!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo “Auntie” Michelle

    Comment by "Auntie Michelle" — September 27, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

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