What is Local?
The phrase “local food” means something different to everyone. USDA defines local as a product being sold/purchased within 400 miles of where it’s produced, or within State lines. Some people feel “local food” has other components in addition to where a product is grown or produced: “fresh and in season, sourced from small local farmers, often associated with sustainable farming practices, close to the source, and supports the local economy” (Source: ATKearny).
Food Safety Information
- Requirements for Foods Sold at a Farmers Market (.pdf)
- Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide (.pdf)
- Wisconsin Food Processing Guide (.pdf)
- Retail Labeling Guidelines (.pdf)
- Selling Home Canned Foods (.pdf)
Questions? Contact Us
If you have questions about what “local” is, selling produce, or food safety, please Contact Us.