Resource Details

Agriculture, Business, Economic Development, Food & Beverage, Start-Up & Entrepreneur, Sustainability

FEAST! Local Food Network

OUR OBJECTIVES INCLUDE: To link entrepreneurs to information and business expertise, to boost entrepreneurs access to financial support and to increase and strengthen regional connections


Food entrepreneurs using local food ingredients that champion sustainbility

Top Benefits

  • Peer Networks
  • Feast Financing
  • Grow a Farmer loan program
  • Smart Start technical assistance program
  • FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace festival and tradeshow event

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