Who are we?

Farmshed is made up of community members, a small staff, board of directors, and farmer advisors.

Who Are We?

Farmshed is made up of community members, a small staff, board of directors, and farmer advisors who care about local food, the environment, and our community.  They share concerns about the current food system, are willing to take action, are motivated to change the way we relate to our food, and are working hard to connect the dots so that everyone knows where their food comes from.

Over the years, we have found that good ideas for social change come a dime a dozen. Often it is spending the time to make them a reality that is the challenge.  We try to motivate idea-makers, helping them think through the process before taking their idea to the next level. This is how all of our programming comes to fruition: community members with good ideas and the willingness to put in the time and energy to make them reality.

Therefore, our organization was built on the “puppy” principle, which can easily be explained like this: we’ve all wanted a puppy, but the realities of having one often leads us to think long and hard about whether we are ready for the commitment.  We believe deciding to run new programming needs the same consideration.

Our 2017 Annual Report is now available, view it here.

Staff: 

Layne Cozzolino

  • Executive Director –  Layne Cozzolino
  • layne@farmshed.org

  • Farm Fresh Atlas of CW Director –  Krista Engelhardt
  • krista@farmshed.org/atlas@farmshed.org

  • Kitchen Manager – Jan Walter
  • kitchen@farmshed.org

  • Events and Development Coordinator – Megan Munyan
  • megan@farmshed.org/events@farmshed.org

  • Program Coordinator – Sarah Zdroik
  • sarah@farmshed.org/fundraiser@farmshed.org

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  • Volunteer Coordinator – Bri Grosskopf
  • volunteer@farmshed.org

Board of Directors:

  • Mary Grossnickle – Chair
  • Allison Lindquist – Vice Chair
  • Heath Stoltz – Treasurer
  • Annie Wetter – Secretary
  • Cara Adams
  • Andria Cook
  • Layne Cozzolino
  • Nick Inman
  • Joel Kuehnhold
  • Jenny Riggenbach
  • John Sheffy
  • Jeremy Solin
  • Becky Veldhoff

Farmer Advisors:

  • Chris Holman (Nami Moon Farms)
  • Joel Kuehnhold (Lonely Oak Farm)
  • John Sheffy (Liberation Farm/Community Coffee)
  • Maria Davis (Nami Moon Farms)
  • Randy Cutler (Cutler Country Comfort)
  • Tommy Enright (Black Rabbit Farm)
  • Tony Miller (Whitefeather Organics)

Founders:

  • Nick Hylla
  • Chris Malek
  • John Sheffy
  • Jeremy Solin
  • Jasia Steinmetz

How Can You Get Involved?

Farmshed is open to all who are interested.

When does the Board of Directors meet?

The Farmshed Board meets bi-monthy on the last Wednesday of the month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov) at 6:30pm.  Board meetings are held at 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point.

WHY SUPPORT FARMSHED

We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food

BECOME A MEMBER

Your membership supports our programming as well as our production greenhouse and community kitchen
Event
10/06/18 - October 2018 Chef on the Square
Stevens Point Farmers’ Market, Stevens Point WI
10/20/18 - Farm to School
Downtown Public Square, Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI
10/27/18 - Turkey Trot Registration
Downtown Public Square, Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI