Dinner featuring hemp on the menu in Green Bay

GREEN BAY (WBAY) — As farmers in Wisconsin are dealing with dropping prices and smaller crop yields, some have branched out to a new crop: hemp.

This is the second year farmers in the state have been able to legally grow hemp.

Tonight, local growers teamed up with Tenet Restaurant in Green Bay to put on a public dinner to showcase the crop.

The idea is to start a conversation to get people more familiar with the plant and its benefits.

The dinner used hemp in many ways, as a garnish, an herb and an ingredient in fettuccini.

“We’re really here to showcase the product, but more specifically, the farmer and the impact it could have with the community,” said Joseph Schmidt, chef at Tenet Restaurant.

State agriculture officials will begin taking applications for the 2020 hemp growing season later this year or early next year.

 

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