For information on local sourcing for large volume buyers and Wisconsin producers


Registration Now Open!

Ready to Explore New Markets: Working with Distributors and other Food Buyers

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, 1 to 4 pm

Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

If you are a farmer, processor, or food entrepreneur who is ready to explore new markets, join us to hear directly from distributors, retailers, and other food buyers about opportunities and requirements within those markets.  This event also provides an opportunty for restaurant, institution, and grocery buyers to meet suppliers of local Wisconsin food.  Buyers and sellers should bring business cards, availablity sheets, pricing, and/or samples to facilitate connections during the direct networking portion of the meeting. 

Back for a fifth year, this business to business meeting is hosted by the Institutional Food Market Coalition, a program of Dane County UW-Extension.

Find more information as well as registration and sponship links on the event page.


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

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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!