2009 Notes – Northern Region

Feb. 2009. This is a draft of the notes from the Northern region conversations during the working session on Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Wisconsin Local Food Summit.

Accomplishments we’re proud of!

· PriceDirect Local Food Atlas
· Alliance for Sustainability
· Farm – to School
· USDA Farmer promotion grant..mobile market, farmers’ market
· Brand new community based farmers’ market
· Community awareness in Price County
· Two farmers’ markets in Price County
· Taylor County Beef Cooperative
· Nourishing Northern Wisconsin Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant

2009 To Do List

· Inter-county communication
· EBT education/fundraising?

o Kristy, Rich, Joy
o Sharing presentation, workshop
o Think about WIC, senior voucher
· Regional local food atlas
· Promote use of mobile market for Price County
· Communication

o Join Wiki for Wisconsin Local Food – regions page
o Tele-conferences
o Coordinate Price County distribution with Butternut mobile market
· Meat processing plants
· Mary Pat – Type expertise, Food processing…..regionally based community kitchens