Meet our new Coordinator of the Wisconsin Local Food Network!
The Early Registration deadline for this year’s Wisconsin Local Food Network convening is March 9th! Please take a moment to register today! The conference on April 9 and 10 at the Chula Vista Resort will be held in conjunction with Feeding Wisconsin’s Hunger and Heath Summit. We are excited to be partnering with Feeding Wisconsin to bring WLFN … Continue reading Early Bird Registration for WLFN Convening ends 3/09/18
Wisconsin Local Food Network Coordinator The Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN) is seeking a Coordinator to move forward the joint efforts of a united Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN)/Wisconsin Healthy Food System Alliance (WHFSA). The WLFN engages, connects, and empowers local, regional, and state organizations and individuals to build sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems. … Continue reading WLFN Seeks Coordinator!
Hello! We hope that the arrival of winter finds you well and not too cold. Brr! We wanted to take this opportunity to give you some updates on what is going on with the Wisconsin Local Food Network. We’ve got some big news! A group of stakeholders came together back in August to chart a … Continue reading Important Update on WLFN!
The Wisconsin Food System Convergence session at the 2017 Hunger & Health Summit, May 9 will give attendees an opportunity to share their voice on how to create a sustainable, good food movement that makes healthy food accessible for all. This convergence will build on all the great work that has been done in the … Continue reading Healthy Food Systems Convergence: A Community Conversation on Healthy Food Access – May 9 – Wisconsin Rapids
MADISON – Since its inception in 2008, the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program has generated more than $8.4 million in new local food sales. Farmers and others in Wisconsin’s food industry who want to grow their local markets are encouraged to apply in the 2017 round of grants. Managed by the Wisconsin Department of … Continue reading Apply Now for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grants
Check out the recent "Newsmakers" interview on WI Public Radio featuring La Crosse County's Maggie Smith, Wisconsin Local Food Network's Kathleen Hein, Hillview Urban Agriculture Center's Joe Klinge and Feeding Wisconsin's David Lee. http://www.wpr.org/shows/newsmakers-february-2-2017 The interview covers the recent WI Local Food Summit and looks at local foods in our state and beyond, including Coulee … Continue reading WLNF Summit – 2017 – WI Public Radio “Newsmakers” Interview & News 8000 La Crosse Summit Coverage
Sheboygan Market Manager Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization (SCIO) Download position description at website The SCIO Farmer's Market makes available fresh native products directly from farmers to residents. Working to help local farmers remain vibrant, educate the community on healthy eating, and provides a social experience that helps build community. Market Communication Intern Food, Faith, & … Continue reading Job / Internship Opportunities in Local Food
WLFN Manager & Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm Executive Director, Angela Rester had the opportunity to chat with a lot of attendees for the 2017 WLFN Summit and then last week, attended the Routes to Farm Summit where 130+ farmers gathered from Illinois, Southern WI, and a bit of Indiana. Both Summits had attendees … Continue reading Summit Presentations Led Many to Discuss Kids Learning to Cook – More Local Food Would Be on Plates
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A special thanks to our reception sponsor - Hackberry's Bistro Always seasonal, local, and organic! Come to Hackberry's Bistro Thursday for WLFN's "end of the day" reception! Sample from the best of La Crosse area foods: Fizzeology fermented foods Nami chips Hidden Springs sheep cheese Nordic Creamery goat cheeses and the Bistro's amazing appetizers created … Continue reading Don’t Miss the WLFN 11th Annual Summit – Hackberry’s Bistro – “End of the Day” Reception – Thurs Jan 12
Open to General Public and WLFN Summit Attendees Tour will start at 3 p.m. at the Vernon Economic Development Association’s Food Enterprise Center - 1201 North Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665. Registration deadline is noon on Monday, January 9. Call after that to see if openings are still available. 262-488-4747. The Food Enterprise is a unique blending … Continue reading Jan 11 Pre-Summit Tour Registration Deadline – Partners Working Together to Make Local Food More Accessible and to Support Local Food Enterprises – Only $16 includes Dinner, Music, Tour, New Ideas and Network
You won't want to miss the 11th Annual Local Food Summit in La Crosse Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13 with Pre-Summit Vernon County / Viroqua Tour starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. Breakout sessions will be of interest to local food minded people regardless of whether or not it is part … Continue reading WLFN Summit Early-Bird Ends Tomorrow – Wed., Dec. 21
On January 12-13, 2017, The Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN) will hold its 11th Annual Summit at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, Wisconsin convening stakeholders from across the Wisconsin food system for learning, networking, and community building. WLFN is a network of individuals and organizations that works towards a Wisconsin food system that supports … Continue reading FOOD ACTIVISTS FROM ACROSS WISCONSIN WILL CONVERGE IN LA CROSSE AT FOOD SUMMIT ON JANUARY 12 AND 13, 2017
Meet up with other Local Food enthusiasts in the "always talked about" Vernon County and Viroqua. Drive in on Wednesday afternoon and start at 3 p.m. at the Vernon Economic Development Association’s Food Enterprise Center - 1201 North Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665 for an afternoon and evening of tours, wine-tasting, and an incredible dinner. Summit … Continue reading Pre-Summit Event
We are pleased to announce the schedule and presenters for the 2017 Wisconsin Local Food Summit! The Summit will take place at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse on January 12-13th. CLICK HERE for registration details. Remember, Early Bird Tickets are on sale until December 21st! We also have Scholarships available!! We have an exciting line up … Continue reading 2017 Summit Schedule and Presenters!!
The 2017 Wisconsin Local Food Summit will be taking place at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, WI on January 12-13th. Limited scholarships are available to try to make the Summit accessible to as many people as possible. Anyone is eligible to apply for the scholarship, including: students, nonprofit professionals, teachers, AmeriCorps members, community advocates, … Continue reading Scholarships Available for the 2017 WI Local Food Summit!!
This year, the Wisconsin Local Food Network will be changing things up a bit at our annual Summit. In addition to our regular keynotes, we will also be presenting a special Keynote Panel featuring local food policy leaders from the Midwest. These panelists will be discussing the work they have done to build local food charters, … Continue reading Meet the Keynotes at the 2017 Wisconsin Local Food Summit!!
National Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. Every October 24, thousands of events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. October 24 is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action … Continue reading National Food Day, October 24th 2016!!