Today (Friday 23rd) is the last day to sign up for the FREE Wisconsin Rapids local foods tour, which will take place on Thursday Jan 29th from 1-4pm returning in time for the FREE local cheese reception sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board back at Hotel Mead from 4:30 – 6:30 Thursday evening. Great … Continue reading LAST day to sign up for the FREE Wisconsin Rapids local foods tour
The Wisconsin Local Food Network would love for YOU to get involved by serving on the Board of Directors!!! Nominate yourself before Monday December 1st, by completing the form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zWtl6WWEvxNI0AM-s7g_5Y39VWms3S0W-l6e5HIRLRA/viewform?usp=send_form There are 8 open positions. (4 regional and 4 topic-based) • Central • Eastern • Northcentral • Northwestern • Infrastructure Development … Continue reading Nominate yourself or recommend someone for WLFN Board of Directors
Apricot Pistachio Squaresfrom Smitten Kitchen - http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2014/08/apricot-pistachio-squares/This recipe is lightly spun from this pear-almond tart from Dorie Greenspan, with a simpler crust and streamlined steps. This is the kind of bar recipe that should theoretically be flexible to use with other ingredients; I’ve been eager to try a peach-pecan or plum-walnut combo. I’d love to … Continue reading Apricot Pistachio Squares
The Wisconsin Local Food Network has created a Communications Committee to better unify our messaging and create a consistent image and presence as we grow the network. If you are interested in volunteering on this committee and providing your expertise in this area, please contact any or all of the current Board Directors on this … Continue reading Calling Members with Marketing and Branding experience
Register now for the WLFN Local Foods Capitol Day! The Wisconsin Local Food Network will be hosting the first ever Local Foods Capitol Day in downtown Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 5th at Cooper's Tavern. The day aims to educate both attendees and legislators about three main topic areas that are important to WLFN members: … Continue reading WLFN Local Foods Capitol Day
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced the eight recipients of the 2014 Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants at the Wisconsin Local Food Network Summit in Milwaukee on Friday January 31st. “I am pleased that DATCP was able to provide support for these innovative local food projects through the Buy Local, Buy … Continue reading Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Grants Awarded
After 158 votes from across the state, here are the results of the 2014 WLFN board election! Amy Wallner, Southeastern Regional Representative: beginning farmer, Milwaukee area Luke Zahm, Southwestern Regional Representative: Owner, Driftless Cafe, Viroqua Lisa Shirek, Northeastern Regional Representative: Painted Rock Farm, Amherst Junction Joseph Luginbill, Northwestern Regional Representative: Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association, Alliance … Continue reading Welcome new Board Directors
We have had a great first year with our newly created Board! We have accomplished a lot in our first year and are looking forward to bringing on some new board members for some newly created positions! (visit https://wilocalfood.wordpress.com/about/board-of-directors/ to learn more about the current Board)We have SIX open Board of Director Positions and the … Continue reading WLFN Seeking Self-Nominations for Board of Directors
The Wisconsin Local Food Network Policy Committee would love your feedback to help us determine the focus and scope of the WLFN's policy efforts. Click here to take a brief survey (only 4 questions). It will take just 1-2 minutes of your time. Hint: when using the ranking feature, it works better to drag the box and reorder, rather … Continue reading WLFN Policy Survey
Attend the "Food Aggregation in NE Wisconsin: A Forum for Local Food Advocates"Friday, November 22, 20138:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. NWTC Main Campus, Student Center (SC) Room 128 2740 West Mason St, Green Bay, WIRegistration is $5 per person, to be paid at the door. Please register at the above web site, in advance, so we … Continue reading
Forward Community Investments is hosting an event Wednesday, April 17th 2013 from 5:30-8 PM called Articulture: A Feast for the Eyes and the Appetite. The event will feature local artists and purveyors of delicious food and drink. The cost is $20 per person.
Bring your food or farm business idea to the first Dane County Food & Farm Entrepreneurs Idea-bounce and Meet-up! Meet other food and farm entrepreneurs. Share your food or farm business idea in a fun and relaxing environment. Participate in speed networking where you can hone your idea and get feedback from professionals and fellow … Continue reading Dane County’s New Food & Farm Entrepreneur Meet-up Group
The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants program - a program that has created over 100 jobs and brought a 6:1 return on investment - has been proposed to be eliminated! Click this link to find out about all the grant programs on this map. However, there is still time to preserve this grants program. The … Continue reading Help save Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Grant Program
We are very pleased to announce that we are entering our first ever elections for the Wisconsin Local Food Network Board of Directors. Vote for you choice of Wisconsin Local Food Network Board of Directors here: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8wCKpVjAwR2LfUN Our Network was formed during the first Wisconsin Local Food Summit in Jan. 2007 and has received direction from … Continue reading VOTE!!!
Pimento cheese, a common item found in the south has made its entrance into Milwaukee! Bon Appétit named pimento cheese one of the top food trends of 2011 and has been cropping up on menus at some of New York's trendiest restaurants, in everything from scalloped potatoes to sushi. And now, just in time to … Continue reading Say Cheese!
In the spirit of WLFN's mission to engage, connect, and empower, three Regional Quarterly Gatherings were held in 2012, jointly organized with local and regional partner organizations. This is the beginning of a vibrant tradition celebrating and highlighting the good work happening across and throughout Wisconsin! These "mini-summits" take place on a quarterly basis to help … Continue reading 2012 Quarterly Gatherings Success
2012 has been a hard year on farmers for many reasons - many of us remember vividly the drought and heat that left us all sweltering, but our local fruit farmers also had to deal with an early warm spring that was hit with a late frost wiping out many if not all the young … Continue reading Support your Local Fruit Farmers
"Farm to Table" is the motto for many local food efforts. However, relying on direct sales at roadside stands and farmers markets often do not supply many farmers with a sustainable income. Many food system experts have advocated that for the local foods movement to achieve true success both economically and equitably, then local food … Continue reading Scaling Up Local Foods & Tapping the Institutional Market
A vibrant movement is afoot in cities across the country − farmers, activists, and community organizations are improving the health, economic outlook, and vitality of their communities through urban farming. Advocates are illustrating that urban agriculture is a pathway to making healthy food more available for low-income communities, a key to shifting the conversation on … Continue reading Equitable Strategies for Growing Urban Agriculture (Webinar & Resources)
At the 6th Annual WI Local Food Summit in Delevan on January 26-27 2012, we heard from a multitude of keynote presenters and people engaged in making local food more common and accessible. Some of what we heard were stories about the research and good work happening out there right now; other presentations were a … Continue reading Bill McKibben’s Personal Message to the WLFN