We believe...

the public should know local farmers and local farmers should know who eats their food.


The Local Food Fair has been Farmshed’s premier outreach event, bringing together producers, consumers, local businesses, and educators to celebrate community and the food that’s grown within it. Come one, come all to the region’s largest local food celebration!

The 2018 event is undergoing a major revamp and will be held at Sentryworld on Saturday, February 17th from 11 am- 3 pm; this awesome space allows us to extend our reach further than ever before with the ability to accommodate a larger crowd with plenty of space for food-focused activities.

The Local Food Fair is always an amazing event for so many reasons, some of them include:

  • Introducing new people to local food resources within Central Wisconsin
  • Generating increased demand for local and sustainably produced food through education and promotion
  • Supporting the growth and development of local farms and food-related businesses
  • Providing networking and collaborative opportunities for farmers, restaurants, businesses and organizations, and expanding the conversation around the local food economy.

For more updates and details, see our Facebook page for the 2018 event here.

The FOOD and CHEF Competition

Come and experience an exciting new twist on the organic potato bar served at past fairs; this year, Local Chefs will try their hand at creating a one of a kind potato dish unique to their style along with a friendly competition to see whose dish is best with more points for using local ingredients.  

Ticket Price: 

Chef Competition (11 am – 1 pm)

$4 per dish or 3 for $10 

Vote for your favorite with each purchase.

Basic Potato Bar (1 pm – 3 pm)

$2 per potato or 3 for $5 

Basic potato comes with sour cream, cheese, and butter.

What’s on the Menu:

The Oven Above the Pub serving Thrice Baked Deviled Skin Egg

Thrive Foodery serving Local Mashed Potato with Blackened Beef Tenderloin

The Main Grain Bakery serving Artisanal Toast

The Cottage Cafe serving Loaded Potato Soup

Great Expectations serving Potatoes au Fromage Bleu 

Emy J’s serving Sweet and Savory Hashbrowns

On Point Catering – UWSP serving The OnPoint SpudNut

The Iron Grille serving Belgian Rosemary Potato Waffle with Bourbon Barrel Blueberry Maple Syrup

Sweet Thyme serving Vegan Savory Baked Oven Fries with Nacho Cheese

Rock N Roll Cafe serving Picadillo de Papas

Muse serving Sweet Pea Gnocchi 

PJ’s serving “Loaded Potato” Bismarck Donuts

The Craft Collective (11 am – 3 pm)

Central Wisconsin Craft Collective will be offering free beer, wine, and spirit samples from the businesses below to quench your thirst during the event. Bar will also be open for purchases.

Great Northern Distilling

Point Brewery

Sunset Point Winery

Central Waters Brewing Company

O’so Brewing Company


Over 40 exhibitors from local farms, businesses, and educational organizations sell their goods or share about their programs at this event.  It is also the release of the 2018 Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas!

Exhibitors reserve your space online now by clicking here for online registration or here for a printable packet. The deadline to register and pay is February 1st, 2018. Late payments will not be accepted.

For more details and a list of the exhibitors that are registered so far, click here.


As always, the fair will also offer food-focused demonstrations and a kid’s activity center organized by students at the Point of Discovery School.


This event is made possible by the support of businesses and individuals who want to see a thriving local food community.  If you are interested in sponsoring the Fair, please click 2018 Sponsorship.  Once you’ve decided on a level, please fill out this form and we will get things moving.  The deadline to sponsor the Fair is December 15th.

Sustainers ($2000)

Educators ($1000)

Planters ($500)

Eaters ($250)


Committee Meetings

Meetings will be held at Farmshed from 6 to 7:30 on:

  • November 13th
  • December 4th
  • December 18th
  • January 8th
  • January 22nd
  • February 5th

If you would like to serve as a committee member but cannot make this meetings, please fill out the Local Food Fair Planning Committee Form and we will contact you with ways to get involved.  Please help us in the process of recruiting committee members by sharing this link, spreading the word and encouraging members to participate.

Volunteer at the Fair

We are looking for volunteers to help out on the day of the event.  If you are interested in lending a hand, email Jackie Mather at volunteer@farmshed.org.

We’re looking forward to planning this amazing event with you!  


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


Your membership supports our community programming as well as our production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
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