Locavores in Northeastern Wisconsin

New Leaf Foods, Inc. (NLF) is an innovative non-profit, collaborating with community organizations, family farms and food enterprises, local governments, and educational institutions to improve people’s health in ways that support a sustainable, equitable, and high-quality local food system. Beginning with a vision of Good Food for Good Health, Now and for Generations, NLF incorporated in 2011, as an ally to the New Leaf Market Co-op initiative. The two entities partnered to develop programs that educate the northeast Wisconsin community about the value of cooperative principles and local foods access for all. Currently, NLF supports the health and well-being of the people of the greater Green Bay area and northeast Wisconsin with programs rooted in inclusion that educate consumers about healthy food; improve access to healthy food, particularly for underserved populations; and promote local family farm, food enterprise development and cooperation among consumers, producers, and citizens. A major goal of the organization is to enhance the ability of consumers to obtain and prepare the good food they need to raise healthy families while supporting a food system and farming practices that are sustainable and regenerative.In addition to their website above, check out more on all their wonderful events on Facebook and Instagram!

The Wisconsin Local Foods Network is a collection of individuals and organizations that all share a common vision for Wisconsin: a state that offers communities and businesses a local food system that supports sustainable farms of all sizes, a strong infrastructure for those farms and supporting food business to thrive, and affordable access to healthy locally grown food for ALL Wisconsin residents. They are helping people to form regional networks, including one for Eastern Wisconsin.

Local Farmers Markets

Green Bay Farmers Market. Between Cherry and Pine streets, downtown Green Bay. 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays June 11 through Oct. 29. Produce, bakery, honey and syrup, crafts, meats and more.

Farmers Market on Broadway. On Broadway, between Walnut and Dousman Streets. Every Wednesday (June 1-August, 3-8pm. Sept. 1- Oct. 12, 3-7pm.) Some shops open late.

East De Pere Farmers Market. Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon from July 7 to October 20, in the parking lot at Seroogy's Chocolates, 144 N. Wisconsin St.

West De Pere Farmers Market. Tuesdays from 7:00 a.m. to noon from June 15 through Oct. 31, Festival Foods parking lot, 1001 Main St.

Oneida Farmers Market. 12-6 p.m. Thursdays June 30 through Oct. 13 in (approximately 6 miles west of Green Bay, WI) at the Oneida One Stop in Oneida at the intersection of Hwy 54 and Seminary Road.

For other markets check Farmers' Markets in Wisconsin.

"Locavore" was the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2007 Word of the Year!