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FEED Kitchens at the MadCityBazaar

May 30, 2015 | By More

Stop by the FEED Kitchens tent at the MadCityBazaar – 1st and 3rd Sat & Sun through September at East Wash & First St.

MadCity Bazaar 3

Spring Bazaar

March 18, 2015 | By More

Cajun Cook at our Spring Bazaar. Mark your calendars for July 11th Summer Bazaar!

Cajun Cook

Food Chains Movie

March 17, 2015 | By More

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”


Food Chains



Slow Money and Food Entrepreneurs

May 23, 2014 | By More

Are you a food enterprise looking for funding or exposure?

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting Entrepreneur Showcase applications for Slow Money 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky,November 10-12.

 Over the past few years, Slow Money gatherings have emerged as a significant new venue for field building, investing and social change. A hallmark of our gatherings is the Entrepreneur Showcase, in which promising food enterprises from around the U.S. take the stage to share stories and present their businesses.


Emma Zimmerman (L) of Hayden Flour Mills, an organic grain mill in Tempe, AZ, and Eric Kornacki (R) of Revision International, a Denver-based community-owned food cooperative, both received Slow Money investments at last year’s gathering in Boulder, CO.


Since mid-2010, $35 million has been invested into over 300 small food enterprises via 19 local networks and 10 investment clubs and more than $7 million has been invested into 35 small food enterprises that have been invited to participate in our National Gathering Entrepreneur Showcases.


“I consider attendance at Slow Money’s inaugural National Gathering to be one of the formative events of my life.”


In addition, Slow Money gatherings have garnered significant media coverage, from outlets including  The New York Times, Barron’sThe Denver PostSan Francisco Chronicle,  The Wall Street Journal, and KCBS TV in San Francisco.


Janie Hoffman, middle, who sought funding for her beverage company Mamma Chia at the second Slow Money National Gathering, applauds the presenting entrepreneurs during last year’s Showcase.


“The gathering was absolutely magical and I was amazed at how many investors were there. We raised all of the funds we were looking for.”

If you are a small food enterprise seeking capital and the opportunity to network with world-renowned thought leaders, investors, donors and the general public, we invite you to fill out our  online application.

Egg Roll Fundraiser

May 14, 2014 | By More

Kajsiab House, a program of Journey Mental Health, is currently making egg rolls for their 2014 fundraiser.  We are glad play a small part in their process and hope they reach their goal of 15,000 egg rolls sold this year.  To that end, here is the flyer for the sale:

Egg Rolls

Willy Street Co-op “Slow Money” Reception.

May 9, 2014 | By More

Willy Street Co-op will honor three “Slow Money” recipients at the FEED Kitchens on May 13.  Call (608) 237-1217 to register for the free event.

To read the press release on the event, follow the link below:

Willy Street Co-op “Slow Money” Reception

May Informational Sessions

May 7, 2014 | By More

We will be holding two informational sessions for the month of May.  They are open to the general public, we only ask that you let Karen know that you are planning to show up so that we have enough copies of our informational pack for everyone attending and have an idea of the turnout.  You can contact her at:


The dates for the sessions are:

Tuesday, May 27, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 31, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm


Both sessions will be held in the conference room at the FEED Kitchens.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Getting Your Product on Retail Shelves – SOPE workshop, 4/22

April 16, 2014 | By More

The Organic Processing Institute is holding a workshop on getting your innovative food product onto retailers’ shelves.   April 22,  West Madison Ag Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Rd., Verona, WI, 53593 (SW side of Madison); or attend online – see registration form for details.

Sign up here:  SOPE

Information Sessions for April

April 16, 2014 | By More

Two information sessions for prospective FEED Kitchens users are scheduled for April:

Saturday, 4/26 — 2 to 3:30pm

Tuesday, 4/29 — 6 – 7:30 pm

Both will be held at the Kitchens, 1219 N. Sherman Ave.  Please let us know if you will be attending: or 230-1221.

FEED Bazaar

March 31, 2014 | By More

Come out this Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to the first ever FEED Bazaar/Open-House.  It will be a great opportunity to get a look at the Kitchens and to meet some of the current and future users of the facility.  There will be samples to try and products to buy, so bring your appetite and your pocket book and find out more about local food business and the people behind it.

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