Monday, January 13, 2014

U.P. Food Exchange holding meetings for local food sellers, buyers Jan. 14 in Houghton, Jan. 15 in Ontonagon

HANCOCK -- U.P. Food Exchange has organized meetings in mid-January to bring sellers and buyers of local food together to meet and make plans for 2014 and beyond.

A meeting will be held in Houghton from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. TOMORROW, Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Portage Lake District Library.

In Ontonagon a similar meeting will be held at Wintergreen Foods, same times, on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

These meetings are for sellers of locally grown food and institutional buyers such as restaurants, schools, universities, hospitals and retail businesses. The purpose is to meet and greet, make plans to partner in 2014, discuss opportunities and challenges, and see a live demonstration of the Online Marketplace where farms and businesses can sell and buy.

This is a great chance for farmers to meet new customers and gauge the market for produce in the coming year, and for restaurant owners/managers and school staff to find new sources for locally grown foods. Schools and restaurants who are interested in serving healthy local products are encouraged to attend and learn more.

Please RSVP at or call the Marquette Food Co-op, 906-225-0671, ext 11.

For more information call Ray Sharp at 482-7382.

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