Local Food Tastes Great!

Support your local schools and local farms in one great program!

Currently working on planning for 2017. Check back for updates!

Located below is general information from 2016 Local Food Tastes Great event.

Learn more about our participating vendors by visiting their websites using the links on our 2016 online brochure. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2016 BROCHURE.

2016 Participating Schools
Bannach Elem.
Jefferson Elem.
Madison Elem.
Pacelli Catholic Schools (St. Peter’s)
Port Edwards School District
Roosevelt Elem.
Tomorrow River Community Charter School (TRCCS)
UCLCC (UWSP Childcare)
Washington Elem.

The Local Food Fundraiser is an alternative school fundraiser. Students raise money for their school selling local food products.  This program raises awareness of local food, supports local producers, and educates families on local food systems. The fundraiser was launched in 2010 by a group of Farmshed volunteers, it is now in its 7th year with 9 participating schools.

WHY BUY LOCAL

1) Locally grown food tastes better. 2) Local food preserves genetic diversity. 3) Local produce is better for you. 4) Local food from small farms is often GMO-free. 5) Local food supports local farm families. 6) Local food builds community. 7) Local food preserves open space. 8) Local food keeps your taxes in check. 9) Local food supports a clean environment and benefits worldwide. 10) Local food is about the future.

GROW THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse Project, an all-encompassing revitalization of the former Sorenson’s Garden Center. The 35,000 square foot future community food center, which is centrally located in Stevens Point, will house an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
5/2/17 Growing Collective Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/9/17 Community Potluck
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/16/17 Local Food Fair Committee Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI