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Thanks for a great meeting!

Local Food Means Business

Friday, November 7th, 2014, 9:00 am to noon

Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

Join institutional, restaurant, and grocery store food buyers; distributors; and local food producers and processors for a dynamic day of buyer-seller networking! The purpose of Local Food Means Business is to build business connections between buyers and sellers.

Back for a fourth year, this business to business meeting is hosted by the Institutional Food Market Coalition, a program of Dane County UW-Extension, and Something Special from Wisconsin™.

Find more information as well as registration and sponship links on the Local Food Means Business event page.

Check back here for information on our 2015 Annual Meeting coming up in the spring.

Local Food News

Funds Available! Dane County Revolving Loan Fund
Looking at loan options for farm or food business expansion, or a local food initiative? Check out this information about the Dane County Revolving Loan Fund and the Dane County Commercial Revitalization Loan Fund. For questions about these loans, contact Olivia Parry at (608) 266-4270 or

Receive the IFM Local Sourcing E-News!
Our updates feature what institutions need to know to source local – upcoming events, new resources, and information about local Wisconsin product offered by local growers, processors, and distributors. To receive our emails (two or three per month), contact the IFM Coordinator at or (608) 224-3710.

Find Local Food Here
Institutions can find local food suppliers by looking at profiles of IFM Member produce growers, local food businesses, and distributors. The profiles contain critical information to help institutions find a supplier to meet their needs. Buy Wisconsin local today!

Dane County's Institutional Food Market Coalition provides outreach, education, and technical assistance to buyers, growers, and distributors to increase local food sales. Call (608) 224-3710 for assistance!