Local Organizations – Western Region

Coulee Region Business Center
The Coulee Region Business Center (CRBC) provides facilities, resources, mentoring and coaching to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the La Crosse area.

Hillview Urban Agriculture Center
Hillview Urban Agriculture Center’s mission is to create a healthy community through a local, sustainable and accessible food system through education on growing, preparing and preserving local foods.  We believe that, with our rich agricultural resources no one in Wisconsin should be hungry.  Our work is to increase the capacity of individuals and families to consume local, healthy produce.  And since all food begins with the soil, we have one of the largest vermicompost units in the Midwest, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.  Our newest program – Market Baskets – provides slow-cookers, grains, beans, easy-to-prepare recipes and cooking classes to low-income individuals and families through the food pantry system.  Hillview Urban Agriculture Center just announced a unique community collaboration with Mayo Health Systems – Franciscan Healthcare and Western Technical College.  Through the collaboration, a sustainable greenhouse will be constructed downtown La Crosse and will house the urban agriculture center along with educational programs on horticulture and culinary arts.
In Sept., 2012 HUAC was featured in Grower Talks, a national gardening magazine: http://ballpublishing.com/growertalks/ViewArticle.aspx?articleid=19487

Just Local Food Cooperative 
Community supported, worker-owned cooperative serving the Chippewa Valley.

Northwest Wisconsin Regional Food Network
The Northwest Wisconsin Regional Food Network is a grassroots group of local farmers, volunteers and agency staff working together to create a regional food system that connects consumers back to the land and provides locally produced, fresh and nutritious foods to all segments of our community while preserving the region’s environment and sustaining the local economy for years to come.

Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas
In the 2012 Western Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™, you’ll find farms, farmers’ markets, and businesses that provide all you need to find local, sustainably grown food such as fresh fruit you pick yourself, cattle and bison grazed on pastures, or vegetables harvested that day.

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