2,400 Pounds and Counting: A Local Food Distribution Project Update

With the first month of produce shipments completed, the Chequamegon Food Co-op, Northland College, the Ashland School District, and local farmers have something to celebrate. Through the Food Distribution Project, the Chequamegon Food Co-op has delivered approximately 2,400 pounds of locally grown produce and other foods to area schools.

Participating farmers deliver their goods to the Chequamegon Food Co-op. Alan Spaude-Filipczak, local projects coordinator for the Chequamegon Food Co-op, loads all the products from the different farmers into his truck for distribution. Northland College receives the lion’s share of the products with 1,788 pounds delivered there to date.

Thus far, the food products distributed have included apples, beans, berries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggs, ham, honey, jam, salad mix, and tomatoes. Participating growers include Bayfield Apple Company, Great Oak Farm, Hauser’s Orchard, Hermit Creek Farm, Highland Valley Farm, Maple Hill Farm, and River Road Farm.

For more information about the Chequamegon Food Distribution Project, contact Alan Spaude-Filipczak at (715) 682-8251.