When you buy direct from local farmers, your dollars stay within your community, and strengthen the local economy. More than 90¢ of every dollar you spend goes to the farmer, thus preserving farming as a livelihood and farmland. Check out the Top Ten Reasons to Eat Local!
Live54218 has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and UW-Extension Brown County FoodWIse on the Healthy Corner Store Project. The goal of this work is to offer more fruit and vegetable options at convenient stores and gas stations and to better market these options. One way to achieve this is through a marketing campaign called, FNV, from the Partnership for a Healthier America. The campaign features social media, digital ads, bus ads and billboards as tools for marketing fruits and vegetables. Below is one example of the marketing pieces. If you see one, be sure to snap a photo and post it to social media using #FNVinWI.
There are 10 businesses participating in the FNV campaign throughout Greater Green Bay.
The SLO Farmers Co-op is a group of Northeast Wisconsin farmers working together to aggregate and market their Sustainable, Local, Organic food to schools, hospitals, consumer cooperatives, and other institutional and wholesale markets. By providing member-services that create business synergies and efficiencies, the SLO Farmers Co-op increases the capacity of its members while ensuring they receive a fair return for their products.
Live54218 collaborates with the SLO Farmers Co-op to grow consumer demand for quality food and re-establish that local food supply chain. Join the SLO Farmers Co-op in building a healthier regional food system!
For more information on the SLO Farmers Co-op:
- Email email@example.com
- Visit www.slofarmersco-op.com
- 'Like' SLO Farmers Co-op on Facebook
What is a food hub?
A food hub is a centrally located organization with a business management structure that facilitates aggregation, storing, processing, distribution, and/or marketing of locally/regionally produced food products. Food hubs provide wider access to institutional and retail markets for small to mid-sized farmers and increased access of fresh, healthy food for consumers.
Farm Link, previously known as the Northeast Wisconsin Food Hub, was developed through a partnership between Live54218, Goodwill of North Central Wisconsin and re:TH!NK Winnebago County. Farm Link is operated by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. This virtual marketplace connects local producers with wholesale buyers like restaurants, schools, hospitals and other institutions. By automating the financial and administrative aspects of local food transactions, Farm Link allows buyers and sellers of local food to build relationships beyond a purely logistical nature.
For more information on Farm Link, please visit: https://greenbay.localorbit.com/users/sign_in
Want to learn more about how YOU can buy locally grown fruits and vegetables and support a healthy local food system?