Local Food Fair 2022
February 11 - 12
SentryWorld | 601 N Michigan Ave | Stevens Point
The Local Food Fair is central Wisconsin’s largest local food celebration, bringing together producers, consumers, local businesses and organizations to connect and grow our local food community.
The Local Food Fair:
Provides an opportunity for consumers to connect with local farms, businesses and restaurants
Featured Wisconsin-made products from over 80 exhibitors
Hosted 12 local chefs in the Farm to Fork competition
Introduced 2,100 people to local food resources
Is a waste conscience event that helped divert 240 lbs of waste from landfills
The Local Food Fair is Farmshed’s premier community outreach event, bringing together producers, local businesses, educators and consumers to celebrate the vibrant local food community we have in Central Wisconsin!
With the tremendous success of 2020’s event (see our supplement for more), we are excited to be announcing the sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 Local Food Fair at SentryWorld, February 11th and 12th.
The Local Food Fair is an amazing event for so many reasons, some of them include:
Introducing new people to local food resources within Farmshed’s 11-county network in 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 encouraging conversation around the local food economy
Proceeds from sponsorships support Farmshed’s annual programming and events that promote the mission of growing a resilient local food community. Farmshed’s work is diverse and practical; everything we do is about making connections that build a local food system.
Since July 2020, Farmshed has been able to provide 4,000 culturally appropriate meals to area Hmong families with CAP Services. In partnership with Beloved Community Church and the Rotary Club of Portage County, we prepared 500 servings of nutritious soup and bread to those struggling. Through community financial support we‘ve provided 380 meals, two meals per month, to the Hope Center. Sponsorships help maintain and expand Farmshed’s programs which allow us to progress towards a resilient and equitable local food community.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Local Food Fair, Farmshed, and our mission.
Check out the different Sponsorship Options available
The FOOD and CHEF Competition
Enjoy the wonders of our local restaurants and craters through our food options at the fair. 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.
INFO and MARKETPLACE
Over 80 exhibitors from local farms, businesses, and educational organizations sell their goods or share about their programs at this event.
VOLUNTEERING at the FAIR
There are many ways you can play a role in the Local Food Fair!
For more information, email email@example.com.
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.