Change the Food System with Grow Local

fishBY Alex Fehrenbach

The farmers who helped bring sustainable food production to the Fox Valley are growing, and they need your help! They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bolster their fundraising efforts, which will aid in bringing even more fresh, and nutritious produce directly to you, the consumer, from Milwaukee to Madison to Neenah and Door County.

Contributors to the Kickstarter campaign will be rewarded at various levels with newsletters, t-shirts, tours, catered parties, and consulting, among other exciting gifts.

The funds raised will help the Grow Local team expand into Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley just south of downtown. Grow Local Milwaukee at full capacity will increase Grow Local’s production of mushrooms, microgreens and salad greens, making it one of the largest and most technologically advanced urban farms in the Midwest.

The facility will be capable of producing 2000 pounds of gourmet mushrooms, 600 flats of microgreens and 120 pounds of salad greens weekly. That’s over 100,000 pounds of really good food annually!

In addition to this intrepid new urban farm, Grow Local is working to increase production in the Fox Valley, and is also working on several other projects. These projects emphasize Grow Local’s commitment to regenerative agriculture, community and culture building and bioremediation.

Help change how your food is produced!

Support Grow Local by boosting their Kickstarter financially or by simply sharing their efforts with friends and family.

Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @thegrowlocal or on their website

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