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Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Program (WI LFPA)

WI LFPA información en español

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.

Marbleseed Technical Assistance

Marbleseed WI LFPA Specialist Tay Fatke, will provide technical assistance to WI LFPA producers throughout the duration of the program including:

Food safety

Supply chains

Institutional and wholesale markets

Farm and business planning


Meeting contract obligations

Contact our WI LFPA Specialist with questions

715-309-5918 Ext. 724