REAP Food Group: connecting farms to markets and restaurants

Peter and his dishes
REAP Food Group
‘s Buy Fresh Buy Local Program helps farmers, chefs, and consumers build lasting relationships. The goal is to create a long-term network of local producers and buyers. There’s an economic benefits to all parties. And as a result we all have more opportunities to eat foods locally grown in a healthful, just, and sustainable manner.

• The Program grew from 38 to 47 restaurant, retail, and healthcare partners, each committed to building lasting buying relationships with local farms.
• Partner restaurants bought more than $2.5 million directly from local farmers.
• There’s now a wider geographic reach, with partner restaurants in Lake Mills, Mazomanie, and Sun Prairie.