What is a Farmshed?
A farmshed is a network of people, businesses, organizations, and productive lands that create a local food economy. Similar in concept to a foodshed, the farmshed idea helps us envision and strengthen our community's relationship with regional landscape.
What is Central Rivers Farmshed?
Central Rivers Farmshed is a 501c3 nonprofit organization representing all aspects of the food system whose members are committed to making Central Wisconsin a renowned, local food community.
Farmshed's mission is to expand the connection between local residents and their food by providing opportunities for participation, education, cooperation, and action to support a local food economy in Central Wisconsin.
See our Organizational Overview.
- Food should be grown in a sustainable manner
- People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods
- The public should know local farmers
- Farmers should know who eats their food
What Does Farmshed Do?
Farmshed organizes events, resources, and partnerships to support a local food economy. You can learn more about our initiatives here.
Who Are We?
Board of Directors:
- Eric Olson - Chair
- Nick Hylla - Vice Chair
- Barb Brewster - Treasurer
- Jasia Steinmetz - Secretary
- Ellie Jackson
- Heath Stoltz
- Josh Stolzenburg
- Kelly Smith
- Layne Cozzolino
- Stephen Hittner
- Chris Holman (Nami Moon Farms)
- Chris Malek (Malek Farms)
- Joel Kuehnhold (Lonely Oak Farm)
- John Sheffy (Liberation Farm/Community Coffee)
- Maria Davis (Nami Moon Farms)
- Randy Cutler (Cutler Country Comfort)
- Tony Miller (Whitefeather Organics)
How Can You Get Involved?
Farmshed is open to all who are interested.
Bi-monthy on the last Wednesday of the month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept). In November we meet the 3rd Wednesday due to Thanksgiving. Board meetings are help at The Greenhouse Project and are open to the public.