LFF Sponsorship

2018 Local Food Fair Sponsorship

Join the Farmshed community as a sponsor of the Local Food Fair!

Overview of Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Registration Form

About the Event

Over the past ten years, The Local Food Fair has been Farmshed’s largest annual event. We are confident event attendance in 2018 will grow from 800 people to at least 1,500 with the new Saturday date, an exciting larger location at SentryWorld ,and the revamp of the potato dinner with a chef competition. People will still get face time with their favorite local farmers, be introduced to farms and businesses new to the area, and see food and gardening demos strewn throughout the Fair. Children will have a blast in the kid’s center, with lots of hands-on activities to keep them engaged and curious about local food! The Fair’s amazing energy will keep people exploring all the local food resources Central Wisconsin has to offer.

Your Support

Proceeds from the Local Food Fair support Farmshed’s annual programming schedule. Farmshed’s mission is to expand the connection between local residents and their food by providing opportunities for participation, education, cooperation, and action to support a local food economy in Central Wisconsin. Farmshed’s work is diverse and practical; everything we do is about making connections that build a local food system.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Local Food Fair Sustainer $2,000
    • North Wind Renewable Energy
  • Local Food Fair Educator $1,000
  • Local Food Fair Supporter $500
    • Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Local Food Fair Eater – $250

2018 Local Food Fair Sponsorship Perks Explained!

*Onsite Acknowledgement: To promote the amazing sponsors of the Fair, Farmshed will give recognition with logo placement online, in-print, and onsite to ensure Local Food Fair attendees recognize the businesses who donated to support the local food community.

*Communications and Social Media: Farmshed uses networking mediums to help fans follow our work, share ideas, and spread the word about important food system work happening right here in central Wisconsin and across the country. These tools will be a staple of our promotional plan for the Fair and sponsors will reap the benefits.

Farmshed’s network reach includes:

  • 2300 + contacts in Emma email system
  • 3,385 + Facebook (page likes)
  • 353 + Instagram (followers)

*Farmshed Membership: Members provide Farmshed with legs to stand on; they enable Farmshed’s day to day operations. They provide us the ability to run our current programming, think about long term progress, and help us envision a sustainable food system in Central Wisconsin.

Farmshed Membership includes:

  • Access to programs
  • Reduced facility and kitchen rental rates
  • Special pricing on Farmshed events and workshopsFarmshed member sticker

*Central WI Farm Fresh Atlas: The Atlas is a free local food guide connecting local residents to local farms, businesses, and resources that support a growing local food economy in central Wisconsin. The Atlas is released at the Local Food Fair; 30,000 copies are distributed to markets, farms, businesses, and libraries annually across 11 counties.

*Chef Competition: This year’s Fair features specialty potato dishes from chefs across the region. Connector sponsors will have a seat at the judging panel and all sponsors get dish sampler tickets!

*Beefsteak Dinner: Fair day will end with a ticketed, meat-centric dinner from 7-10pm. This historically-themed dinner will feature an abundance of locally raised animal dishes; meant to be eaten by hand and washed down with a brew. Sure to be a carnivore’s delight. Tickets are included with each level of sponsorship

*Exhibitor Table: An expected attendance of 1500 people gives Exhibitors the opportunity to greet community members and share the story behind their goods and services.

Thank you for lending your support to the local food community.

You’re a part of a growing movement.

Questions about Local Food Fair Sponsorships? Call 715.544.6154 or email info@farmshed.org


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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