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MMFC awards grants to local farmers

June 3, 2023

Menomonie, WI)-  Menomonie Market Food Co-op’s Fund our Foodshed Grant Program has awarded grants for the sixth year. The Fund our Foodshed program is funded by co-op customers through round-ups of change at the registers, and a donation by the co-op. The program furthers the co-op’s mission of creating a thriving, healthy foodshed by supporting the growth of regional farming, food processing, and product development. 

Menomonie Market Food Co-op receives grant for new Eau Claire store

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July 1, 2022

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has announced that they have received a $200,000 grant toward building their new expanded store in Eau Claire. The co-op was among 134 grantees to receive financial assistance awards through the 2021 round of America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative’s (HFFI) Targeted Small Grants Program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op to build new store in Eau Claire

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May 18, 2022

Menomonie Market Food Co-op has announced plans to build a new store in Eau Claire. The store will be built on the southern half of City Block 7, which is currently vacant and has been slated for development for years. The new expanded store and deli is expected to open in fall of 2023. 

Health Dunn Right announces Market Match grants

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May 17, 2022

Health Dunn Right today announced that they have received two grants totalling $6000 to fund the 2022 Menmononie Farmers Market Market Match program. These grants were received from Mayo Clinic Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health system. According to a press release today from KT Gallager, Dunn County Health Director:

What is the Market Match?

Gov. Evers, DATCP Announce 2022 Meat Processor Grant Recipients

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May 5, 2022
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Randy Romanski, today announced five meat processors will receive meat processor grants from DATCP in 2022. These grants aim to grow Wisconsin’s meat industry and improve the long-term viability of the state’s livestock industry. 

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Announces October Virtual Launch of Statewide Educator Network

October 14, 2021
Chippewa Falls, WI - Citing the growing influence of women owning and managing land in Wisconsin, a coalition of agriculture and conservation organizations has announced the launch of a Wisconsin Women in Conservation Educator Network to convene, equip, and support conservation educators, professionals and volunteers who work with women landowners and farmers across the state.

Local Food Co-ops to Merge

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July 25, 2021

Local grocery cooperatives Menomonie Market Food Co-op and Just Local Food have announced their intention to merge. The combined stores are intended to be more competitive and to provide better products to the Chippewa Valley at a lower price. 

Don’t Be Duped by Deceptive Labeling

July 7, 2021

Misleading ‘Product of the USA’ Label is Hurting American Farmers

It’s a rite of summer to fire up the grill and enjoy burgers and steaks cooked to sizzling perfection. Or, in sadder cases, charred to an unrecognizable blackened blob. Whether you’re one of the lucky folks feasting on a grillmaster’s gourmet handiwork or instead find yourself chomping charred protein, do you know where the beef on your plate originated?

Special delivery: Stepping Stones gets a truck of its own

 Executive Director Padraig Gallagher takes the wheel of the recently purchased 2014 Freightliner now emblazoned with Stepping Stones of Dunn County’s distinctive logo.
March 23, 2021

For many years, acquiring a truck was at the top of Stepping Stones of Dunn County’s wish list.

The need was undeniably clear. Ever since the food rescue program began, volunteers equipped with freezer blankets provided their own vehicles to pick up soon-to-expire groceries and produce from local markets. And transporting food to the weekly “pop-up” pantries in Colfax, Downsville, Ridgeland and Sand Creek involved either borrowing – or sometimes renting – a box truck.

So long and thanks for all the fish

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March 1, 2021

We live in strange times. I know I don't need to tell you that but it's particularly clear to me today. We're in a difficult place right now. We're still firmly in a pandemic but we all really want to believe we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. After a year of this, we all really need to believe that.