Farmshed Events & Community Engagement

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Annual Event Planning

We love and depend on volunteer committee members to help us plan and prepare for the events! Together we make local food come to life by providing experiences to our community. Below are some important areas committee volunteers take lead and day of event volunteers make possible:

Food Sourcing :: Event Sponsorship :: Silent Auction :: Decorations & Venue :: Publicity & Promotion :: Children’s Activities :: Exhibitor Outreach and Coordination :: and more depending on the event

Local Food Fair (September-February)

Planning has been underway since February 2017 for the new and improved Local Food Fair Saturday, February 17th from 11-3 at SentryWorld. The Local Food Fair is our premier outreach event connecting farmers and local businesses to the community, providing education through food-related demos, a designated area for kids with activities created and hosted by the Point Of Discovery School and Portage County Farm to School, and the chance to enjoy and vote on delicious signature potato dishes crafted by local restaurant chefs.

Now Seeking Volunteers:

Promotion Team: Jan. 24-31
-Distribute our first wave of posters into the community. Sign up and get posters at Farmshed
-Sign up to take table tents and posters to large businesses in the area. Join in to help bring new attendees to the event. Dates            dependent on design printing.
– Love to write? Join us to help with newsletter bits and press releases for local publications

Button Makers: Jan. 24- 31
Fun opportunity available first come, first serve Jan. 24-31. Join us to help cut and press buttons for sponsors, farmers, volunteers and more for the event.

Spud Delivery Volunteers: Monday and Tuesday, February 12 & 13
-Deliver 50lbs. bags of potatoes from Farmshed to restaurants participating in the Farm to Fork Chef Challenge. Each restaurant receives one bag.

Volunteer at the event. Sign up will be available soon!

 

Farmer Tribute Dinner (August- November)

Celebrate the harvest and appreciation of our dedicated Farm Fresh Atlas farmers at this year’s Farmer Tribute Dinner hosted each November at Farmshed.

Farmshed at the Market

​EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer, aka FoodShare or the SNAP program) provides the opportunity for low income families to use their benefits Saturdays at the summer market. Training is required for the EBT program.

The Gleaning program was created by a partnership with the Portage County Hunger Prevention Partnership to reduce food waste and get fresh produce into local food pantries. To get involved visit their Volunteer Glean Central Wisconsin page.

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 community programming as well as our production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
2/24/18 - Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers' Market
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Stevens Point Wisconsin
3/3/18 - Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers' Market
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Stevens Point Wisconsin
3/6/18- Growing Collective New Member Social
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI