Farmers markets: helping grow downtown


Farmers markets are a common sight in many Wisconsin communities. Markets create activity during off-peak hours, support local entrepreneurs, and increase access to healthy foods. Increasingly, these markets also incorporate performances from local arts groups, cooking demonstrations, food trucks and community engagement.

Homesteader Pantry wins 2016 new business of the year


The Homesteader Pantry, open four days a week, welcomes more than 10 local producers as part of an indoor year-long market. The storefront provides many local artisans the opportunity to grow their business in a low-risk environment, illustrating the power of local entrepreneurial programs to cultivate a unique local business mix.