Quick Tips: Farmers’ Market Vendors in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a vibrant local foods culture, and you are sure to find customers eager for your products. Be sure to follow the rules that govern preparation and sale to help ensure public health and protect your brand! Note: In spite of what many web sites say, Wisconsin does not have a cottage food law. […]

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FREE series for Food and Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

The Division of Extension offers free training in March and April for food and agribusiness entrepreneurs. The series will cover best practices in social media and marketing, strategies for overcoming labor challenges, collaborative marketing and distribution options, culturally rooted food business development, and an introduction to Growth Wheel, a tool to guide small business development. […]

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Starting a Food Business in Wisconsin

An opportunity to share a family favorite item or to provide a uniquely flavored sauce for others to try can be a reason to start or expand a food business. As you move from Idea to Reality, begin by asking yourself three questions: What do you want to make? Where do you intend to make […]

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Selling Maple Syrup in Wisconsin

Wisconsin ranks 4th in the nation behind Vermont, New York and Maine in production of maple syrup.  In 2014, Wisconsin producers yielded 200,000 gallons of maple syrup, contributing 6.2 percent of the country’s total maple syrup supply. The 2014 crop was valued at about $3.2 million. What are the rules for collecting maple sap and making maple […]

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