Marbleseed has decided to extend the deadline for the Direct-to-Farmer Application to Sunday, November 26 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service to create the Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance (WI LFPA) Program. The program aims to strengthen local food systems, support Wisconsin farmers, and distribute fresh nutritious foods to underserved communities.
DATCP is working collaboratively with producers, distributors, food security organizations, and tribal partners to provide program development, coordinate transportation and logistics, and procure food from local producers through partnership with Marbleseed, Wisconsin Farmers Union, and Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative.
For more information on the WI LFPA program, visit wilocalfood.org.
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Access the 2023 WI LFPA grant program informational webinar here.
Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Community Partner Grant Program Request for Proposals
WI-LFPA Community Partner Grant Application
WI-LFPA 2023 Grants Tri-Fold Brochure
2023 WI LFPA grant program informational webinar:
October 12, 2023: Two Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Program Grants Accepting Applications Through November 22 (Note: After this release was published, Marbleseed decided to extend the deadline for the Direct-to-Farmer Application to Sunday, November 26 at 11:59 p.m. CST.)
April 13, 2023: Farmer Awardees Selected for 2023 Local Food Purchase Assistance Program
February 13, 2023: Local Food Supply Chain Training Announced
November 2, 2022: DATCP Announces Plans for Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Program, Informational Webinar