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, or by phone, at 608-224-5101.