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Farm to Early Care and Education - Find a Farmer

Find a Farmer

Many Early Child Care and Education settings want to start serving local foods in their programs but are unsure of where to purchase them from. The below links will help you locate numerous producers and growers in your area. Remember you must still follow USDA procurement regulations when purchasing local foods!

  • Local Harvest
    Use this website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
  • Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlases
    These regional food guides include farms, farmers' markets, restaurants, stores and other businesses that sell local food and use sustainable production and business practices. The Atlases cover most regions of Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin Fresh Market Vegetable Growers Association
    Type in your address to find local farms near you!
  • Wisconsin Farmers Markets Directory
    The USDA National Farmers Market Directory, maintained by AMS Marketing Services, is designed to provide members of the public with convenient access to information about U.S. farmers’ market locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, and accepted forms of payment.
  • County UW Extension Office
    Assists to locate local farmers and producers. Your county local extension office can also answer questions related to gardening and assist you in locating a volunteer Master Gardener.
  • Institutional Food Market Coalition of Dane County
    Information on local sourcing for large volume buyers and Wisconsin producers.
For questions about this information, contact Shiela Coulton (608) 267-9129