Wisconsin’s Farm Fresh Atlases showcase nearly 400 farms and about 250 farmers’ markets in annual publications, with the number of listings increasing every year. All farms, markets, and businesses in the atlases pledge to work toward more sustainable agricultural and business practices, like fair treatment of farm workers, animals, and the environment.
By providing 200,000 consumers with an assortment of opportunities to support the local food system, the Farm Fresh Atlas has proved to be a useful tool for boosting the local economy and creating a sense of community around local food. The project was recently awarded a USDA grant to 1) create a statewide interactive website featuring sustainable farms, farmers markets, businesses and organizations 2) implement a statewide marketing campaign for locally- and sustainably-produced food and 3) evaluate the economic impact of the Atlases.
The Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlases are still accepting applications to be included in the 2017 print and statewide website. See the application details below for each region of the state.
Counties: Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Calumet, Manitowoc, Winnebago, Waushara, Waupaca, Outagamie, Brown, Kewaunee, Door, Shawano, Menominee, Oconto
Application Link: https://farmfresheastwi.org/#register
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Counties: Adams, Clark, Juneau, Langelade, Marathon, Monroe, Portage, Taylor, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood
Application Link: http://www.farmshed.org/farm-fresh-atlas/application/
Deadline: January 20, 2017
Counties: Washington, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Walworth, Kenosha, Racine, Jefferson, Dodge, Sheboygan, Rock Application Link: http://www.farmfreshsewi.org/applications.htm
Deadline: January 18, 2017
Counties: Washburn, Sawyer, Barron, Rusk, Clark, Jackson, Monroe, Dunn, Pepin, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pierce, Burnett, Polk, St Croix, Buffalo, Trempealeau, La Crosse, Vernon
Application Link: http://www.wwffa.net/
Deadline: January 30, 2017
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