Central Rivers Farmshed

We organize events, programs, workshops and resources that help support a local food economy.

Farmshed Presents:
Share the Seed, Share the Story // Local Food Fair 2014
Locals may refer to it as “that potato dinner at the high school” but Farmshed likes to call it the Local Food Fair and use it as our premier outreach event, bringing people together to celebrate community and the food that’s grown within it. This year’s fair will be held at Stevens Point Area High School on Thursday, February 13th from 5:30-8:30pm – it’s FREE and open to the public!

The Details & Event Schedule:

Info Fair & Marketplace // 2014 Farm Fresh Atlas Premiere – 5:30pm to 8:30pm: Attendees can page through a copy of the brand new 2014 Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas while they peruse the information fair and marketplace comprised of local farmers, businesses, organizations, and restaurants who work together to support the local abundance in our region. View this year’s exhibitors here.

Register your farm or business to exhibit at the fair – promote your business, make connections, sell your products!  A limited number of booths with electrical access are available and registration ends  January 24th.  Don’t miss out on those last minute Valentine’s Day sales!   Click here for details, to register, and pay online.

Local Organic Potato Bar Dinner – 5:30pm to 7:00pm: Each year we welcome community members to feast on a free local, organic, baked potato.  This year’s potatoes will be sourced from Malek Family Stewardship Farm.  We supply the standards (butter and sour cream), while deluxe toppings, donated by regional restaurants, will be available for $2. View the deluxe toppings menu here.

Workshops: Back for another year, introductory workshops will be offered, providing a glimpse of the learning opportunities available regionally all year long including:

6:30-7:00

  • Growing Collective Info Session
  • Food Waste Composting
  • Seed Saving
  • 30 Minute Mozzarella

7:15-7:45

  • How to Navigate Food Labels
  • Choosing a CSA Farm
  • Stevens Point Farmers Market – Survey Says???
  • Preserving Your Land Through Conservation Easements.

Seed Swap – 6:30 to 8:30: Have extra viable seeds left over from last year?  Want to split a seed packet? Share your extras and try something new by participating in the seed swap! Don’t have seeds to share but want to participate?  That’s okay!  Stop in, pick up some seeds, and consider making a donation in lieu of swapping.  Does your seed have a story? Stick around to share it, or tell us about your first garden, how you got hooked on local food, and more!  Click SEED SWAP INFO 2014 for more information!

Children’s Activities: The Tomorrow River Community Charter School will be providing Waldorf-inspired activities utilizing natural materials as well as face painting!  Fun for all!

Interested in volunteering? Each year the Local Food Fair runs in the hands of our community’s best volunteers!  They always come through to make sure we have a smooth and successful event.  This starts with the steering committee, which is made up of staff and volunteers, and then transforms into an army of over 80 food loving folks at the Local Food Fair.  Our volunteer sign-up is now live, sign up HERE!

Interested in sponsoring? This year’s fair will be supported through sponsorships from community businesses at series of levels.  These sponsors care about our regional food community and support more than the Local Food Fair, they help Farmshed run annual programming.  To learn how you can become a sponsor of Farmshed’s robust programming send an email to info@farmshed.org.

SPONSORS: Central City Credit Union, Delta Dental, Disher InsuranceGolden Sands RC&DNorth Wind Renewable Energy, Organic ValleyRockman’s Catering, Stevens Point Area Coop, Team SchierlUnitedHealthcare Community Plan and Welling Kitchen and Bath

PHOTO CREDITS: Jen Lazarski,  www.photography-by-jen.com

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