We are moving the time of the Information Session this Saturday, March 28, from 2:00 to 11:00 am. This is to give people more time to prepare for the Badger Basketball game. We look forward to seeing all of our attendants and to a Badger win!
Here are the classes being offered in April by WWBIC. They are excellent for new businesses, or those looking to expand and grow.
Our Spring Bazaar is fast approaching. It is the chance for the general public to come to FEED and meet the people who are producing here. Our users set-up displays around the kitchens with samples of their products, information about their businesses and items for sale. The event is on Saturday, April 11, from 4:00 to 7:30 pm.
We hope to see you all here!
The City of Madison, Centro Hispano, and REAP Food Group, are excited to host a free screening of the movie Food Chains. The movie, with an open discussion to follow, will be aired at 6:00pm in the Lecture Hall at Monona Terrace on Thursday, March 26th. Free transportation, to and from Centro Hispano, is available. And, free childcare is available at Monona Terrace. Please see the attached fliers for more information.
“Food Chains follows this high lauded group of tomato pickers as they battle gigantic agribusiness titans – the supermarket and fast food industry which purchase hundreds of billions of dollars of fresh fruits and vegetables each year. The group is asking these retailers to pay just a penny more per pound for their Florida tomatoes, which would nearly double the wages of workers, amongst the poorest laborers in the U.S.
Agriculture remains the backbone of America, generating billions of dollars of revenue for those atop the food chain. Those at the bottom, however, see very little of those profits. Farmworkers remain desperately poor, averaging about $12,000 per year in wages. Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket”
WWBIC is holding a class on starting a Food Business. This a great resource for new or emerging businesses. Please contact them if you are interested or let anyone you know who is thinking of starting a food business know about the course.
On Saturday, March 14, there is a great event going on at the Warner Park Community Center. It is benefiting FEED and brings together Northside food businesses and artists in a great collaboration. All of the details are on the poster below. We hope to see you there!
This month the Wisconsin Procurement Institute is bringing in speakers from several Prime Vendors to talk about selling to State and Federal agencies through a Prime Vendor. It will be a very good course for vendors looking to expand their markets. Below is the link to the events page. I urge you to sign-up soon.
Following on the heels of yesterday’s Cap Times article, here is a Wisconsin State Journal article about the JUST Bakery program. When you do good things, people notice.
Click on the picture to read the article:
We always love to see our users getting good press and the Cap Times article about JUST Bakery is fantastic. They were one of our first users and have been going strong from the beginning. We look forward to seeing what they do in the coming years and what we can do to help. Click on the picture below to read the article.
The Isthmus had a nice article about FEED and some of our users. Click on the link below to read all about it.