Local Food Fair

Come one, come all to the region's largest local food celebration.

2019 Local Food Fair

Saturday, February 9th, 11 am – 3 pm

at SentryWorld

The Local Food Fair  is 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 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.

 

The FOOD and CHEF Competition

Enjoy the basic potato bar or sample one of a kind potato dishes, created by local Chefs. The dishes, which are unique to each chef’s style, will be a part of a friendly competition to see whose dish is best with more points for using local ingredients.  Click here for all the details!

 

INFO and MARKETPLACE

Over 70 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 2019 Farm Fresh Atlas of Central Wisconsin! Click here for all the details!

 

SPONSORS & DONORS ARE THE BEST!

This event is made possible by the support of businesses and individuals who want to see a thriving local food community.  Click here for all the details!

 

 

SPONSORS & DONORS OF THE 2019 FAIR

Sustainers ($2000)                                                   

Educators ($1000)

          

Planters ($500)

           

 

Eaters ($250)
The Store
Welling Kitchens
River Cities Bank

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Pineries Bank ($100)
Stoiber Health Care, SC ($50)

A special thanks for product donation to Wellness Spa, Ocean Spray, Clover Meadows Family Farm, Stevens Point Area YMCA, Stevens Point Brewery, Wisconsin Farmers Union, Stevens Point Area Co-op and The Clever Peasant.

 Weekly Volunteers (November – February)

Do you want to be more involved with the Fair but are not able to join the committee? Join us as a weekly or bi-weekly volunteer! Volunteers help with outreach during the week and other tasks listed below:

  • Help with the distribution of materials: letters, posters, sponsorship letters
  • Help with outreach to exhibitors, sponsors, donors, restaurants
  • Assist with organization of online documents in google drive
  • Assist with promotional outreach: facebook posts, marquee requests, calling businesses to promote the fair
  • Help with odd jobs such as assembling buttons, ironing tablecloths, table tents, creating signs, etc

VOLUNTEERING at the FAIR

As we near the 2019 Fair, we are starting to recruit volunteers to help out on the day of the event. If you would like to sign up for a shift, you can view all of the available positions on our page at United Way’s volunteersrock.org by clicking here.  If you have any questions about how you can lend a hand, email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@farmshed.org.

 

 

 

2018 HIGHLIGHTS!

 


Questions about the Local Food Fair? Call 715.544.6154 or email events@farmshed.org


 

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 programming as well as our production greenhouse and community kitchen
Event
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2/9/2019 - Local Food Fair
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