Submitted by Jackie Mather, Stevens Point City Times
STEVENS POINT — Local Farm Advocacy Group, Central Rivers Farmshed, has kicked off its 2017 Winter Fund Drive.
The drive will continue through Dec. 31, and hopes to raise $20,000 for the non-profit organization. Since it first formed ten years ago, Farmshed has worked to provide support and information to farmers and consumers regarding the benefits of healthy local food systems.
The group points to their many accomplishments, which include raising over $24,000 for local farms and producers via their Local Food Tastes Great Fundraiser, publication of the Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas (an annual pamphlet connecting consumers to farms, farm markets, local food restaurants, and like-minded businesses in the area), and a number of small businesses incubating through their commercial kitchen facility.
Additionally they recently announced a partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), to serve local produce in their meals. Donations to the organization can be made at their website, www.farmshed.org , or at their office at 1220 Briggs Court in Stevens Point.