Local foods go frozen
When Wisconsin farmers harvest a bumper crop of bell peppers or butternut squash, a new group of frozen-food producers stuffs the peppers with Wisconsin feta and wild rice and bathes squash-filled ravioli in Wisconsin dairy products. Their approach benefits the farmers, their own businesses and consumers hungry for locally produced foods with locally sourced ingredients and no additives.
- Farms can have a source of revenue throughout the winter when they have no crops to sell. This is a big plus for small farms.
- Small farms will have the ability to grow a bit as the demand for their crops are needed to make these frozen, local foods.
- Grocery stores will be able to carry some local foods year round.
- Busy people, like me, will have local meals at their fingertips, summer or winter.
Photo: Renaissance Farm
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