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Burlington’s Bustling Farmers Market

I am the statewide Food Entrepreneurship Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program. Recently, I visited the beautiful Thursday night farmers market in Burlington, Wisconsin. While visiting the market, I had the pleasure of meeting several food, farming, and craft vendors. They were selling fresh produce, drinks, cooked food, […]

Bank of Cashton’s Future is in Local Food Incubation

I am the statewide Food Entrepreneurship Specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Bank of Cashton with Mara Keyes, the Southwest Project Director at WWBIC. The Bank of Cashton’s President Scot Wall shared the Bank’s vision of their new commercial kitchen […]

Starting or Joining a Food Business Cooperative – 2021 FEED Series

By working together, entrepreneurs can create connections to new suppliers or buyers, reduce costs through bulk purchasing, reduce operating costs, share insight, support each other, better leverage technology, etc. Learn from UW Center for cooperatives, SLO farmer coop (and others) for insight about cooperatives to benefit your business and your community.

Starting a Farm- or Home-Based Food Business – 2021 FEED Series

Thinking about starting a home-based food business Learn from UW-Madison Extension experts about opportunities for adding value to your farm products, or for preparing foods in your home kitchen for sale. We will look at a variety of licensing exemptions for sales on-farm and for making products in your home kitchen.

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