IFM member institutions vary in size and include hospitals, universities, conference centers, hotels and restaurants, private corporations, retirement communities, k-12 schools, correctional facilities, and other large volume food service operations interested in sourcing local food. Membership will be accepted from institutions outside of Wisconsin.
IFM Institution Member Benefits
MEMBERS ONLY! Discounted Registration Fees: IFM Institutional Members receives 50% discount all IFM meetings and programs in 2011.
Local Food Means Business – Wisconsin Local Food Expo: A dynamic buyer-seller networking day!
Local Food Sales Meeting: Institutions meet producers and distributors with local product, and discuss how to overcome barriers to local sourcing.
MEMBERS ONLY! One-on-one Technical Assistance: IFM individually meets with buyers to discuss how to start sourcing local or expand local sourcing efforts.
IFM Local Sourcing E-News: Promotes distributors with local product, local growers and WI food businesses selling wholesale to 400+ buyers.
- IFM Website
- Local Sourcing 101 checklist – How to get started sourcing locally for your institution
- Local foods cooking workshops
- Why Local? Fact Sheet about the benefits of local sourcing