Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Program (WI LFPA)
The WI LFPA program aims to strengthen local and regional food systems, support Wisconsin farmers, and distribute fresh nutritious foods to underserved communities. Marbleseed is working with project partners Wisconsin DATCP, Wisconsin Farmers Union and the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative to provide program development, coordinate transportation and logistics, and procure food from local producers. For more information about the program, please see the WI LFPA Website.
Marbleseed contracts with farmers and will distribute grants ranging from $5,000-$15,000 to farmers via pre-season contracts based on farmer driven prices.
A total of $1.5 million dollars is available to approximately 150 farmers for food purchasing 80% of farmer grant funding is designated for BIPOC, beginning, and veteran farmers.
How Do Wisconsin Farmers Participate In The Program?
Step 1: Submit an application form, deadline to apply is January 20
Step 2: WI LFPA Specialists, Tay & Daisy will reach out to you for an initial intake interview
Step 3: If accepted, you will cooperatively create a contract with our WI LFPA Specialists for the 2023 Season
Step 4: Attend the WI LFPA Grower Gathering in La Crosse, WI on February 23 (more details to follow once you are accepted into the program)
Marbleseed Technical Assistance
Marbleseed WI LFPA Specialists, Daisy Perez & Tay Fatke, will provide technical assistance to WI LFPA producers throughout the duration of the program including:
Institutional and wholesale markets
Farm and business planning
Meeting contract obligations
Contact our WI LFPA Specialists with questions
715-309-5918 Ext. 724
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715-309-5918 Ext. 723