Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Program Announces Grant Recipients

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has announced nine local food projects as recipients of the latest round of Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants. The competitive grant program is designed to strengthen Wisconsin’s food industries by reducing marketing, distribution, and processing hurdles that impede the access of Wisconsin food products to local purchasers. Projects selected to receive FY2019 grants include season extension for local herb production, development of single-serve packages for organic maple syrup, aronia promotion, and a farm-to-freezer project that will extend the seasonal availability of local produce.