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Blog Highlights


Local Food Fair

Saturday, February 17th, 2017, 11 am – 3 pm at Sentryworld

The Local Food Fair has been Farmshed’s premier outreach event, bringing together producers, consumers, local businesses, and educators to celebrate community and the food that’s grown within it. Come one, come all to the region’s largest local food celebration!

The 2018 event is undergoing a major revamp and will be held at Sentryworld on Saturday, February 17th from 11 am- 3 pm; this awesome space allows us to extend our reach further than ever before with the ability to accommodate a larger crowd with plenty of space for food-focused activities.

Come and experience an exciting new twist on the organic potato bar served at past fairs; this year, Local Chefs will try their hand at creating a one of a kind potato dish unique to their style along with a friendly competition to see whose dish is best with more points for using local ingredients.

Learn more about the Local Food Fair!

Winter Farmer’s Market – Stevens Point

Saturdays, November 4 through April 28, 9 am – 12 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Stevens Point

No market November 25, December 23 or February 17 (Local Food Fair)

The Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays from 9am to 12pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stevens Point November 4th through April 28th (with the exception of 11/25, 12/23, and the Local Food Fair 2/17).

The Winter Market serves as an outlet for Wisconsin-produced, homegrown items. Items for sale include fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, meats, mushrooms, eggs, bakery products, maple syrup, honey, dried flowers, herbs, houseplants, jams and jellies, pickles and other prepared and preserved food products.

Learn more about the Winter Farmer’s Market and participating farmers.