Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin

An economic development program designed to increase the purchase of Wisconsin grown/produced food products for sale to local purchasers.

Programs and Activities

Technical Assistance - One-on-one technical assistance for producers, schools and aggregators, distributors and food hubs.  

Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) Grants - Competitive grant program to strengthen Wisconsin's agricultural and food industries. 
 
Local Food Business Seminars - Intensive day-long workshops designed to reduce barriers for local food producers. 
 
Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide - A step-by-step guide for local food producers interested in entering local food markets.
 
On-Farm Food Safety Web-tool - Website with resources for fresh fruit and vegetable producers. 
 
Food Safety Self-Evaluation -  Guiding principles and supporting best practices for growers. 
 
For general questions about the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin, please contact the program director, Teresa Engel, by email, at teresa.engel@wi.gov, or by phone, at 608-224-5101.