Our next monthly gathering:
Wednesday, Oct. 8th
Realities of Selling Local Food
Speakers: Zach Hepner (local food forager) & Will Quinn (produce manager)
Zach Hepner works at Outpost Natural Foods as a full-time "forager," or local purchasing specialist. While he focuses on helping local and regional vendors with their products, his co-worker William Quinn establishes relationships with local farmers whose produce is sold in the four stores.
Share a potluck dinner with us and learn more about what it takes for a store to put their commitment to sell more local food into practice.
November - No gathering (we're taking a month off)
Wednesday, Dec. 10th
Milwaukee’s Urban Discovery Farm
Can Urban Agriculture be Economically Viable in Milwaukee?
Speaker: Ryan Schone,
Microfarms and Local Foods Coordinator, Milwaukee UW-Extension
The Milwaukee Urban Discovery Farm (MUDF) researches the economic viability and social capital of urban agriculture while empowering small-scale farmers in the region. They do so by facilitating land access and providing technical and educational resources for selling local food. Participants – or “micro-farmers” – learn sustainable methods to increase their food production while cultivating buyer relationships with partnered Milwaukee restaurants, markets, and food co-ops.