Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Invitation to Producers
in Dunn, Pierce and St. Croix counties

Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
University of WI River Falls, Wyman Education Bldg (WEB) #124

Join us and learn about an opportunity to sell your locally produced meat, fruit and vegetables, dairy and value-added products as part of a food hub being developed in West Central Wisconsin. This meeting is sponsored by the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development at UW River Falls, and UW-Stout Office of Sustainability.

A small group of community members from Dunn, Pierce, and St. Croix counties have come together to facilitate the start of a local food hub that will market, aggregate and distribute locally produced food on a wholesale level within the region. Our mission is to foster a local food system that promotes regional economic development, environmental stewardship and social equality.

The hub will work in partnership with St. Croix Buy Fresh Buy Local for marketing services, and the 5th Season Coop for distribution of products via the I-94 corridor into the twin cities.

As part of our session, we’ll hear from Kelly Cain, Director at the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development who will provide an overview of St. Croix Buy Fresh Buy Local.  In addition, Diane Chapeta, General Manager at 5th Season Coop headquartered in Viroqua, WI, will discuss the distribution component of the food hub.

Further, during this session you’ll hear about the details involved in making this investment for your farm operation.  We’ll cover the structure and types of memberships, equity requirements, and payment options.

To RSVP, contact Alaine at: as3@chibardun.net

Tuesday, August 7, 2012