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The FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace | Registration now open

The FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace is hosted by an ad-hoc Network of nonprofit organizations, institutional partners like the Minnesota Department of Ag, and businesses committed to local foods. This year—the 5th annual—will see more new opportunities woven into the two-day event. Registration is now open, and the first step is the application; this is a juried show — looking to see businesses source ingredients from the region when possible. The Marketplace works to see food businesses from IA, WI and MN grow their networks and their bottom line. This is a forum for food entrepreneurs that provides opportunities to meet with buyers, network with peers and build brand awareness with the general public. FEAST 2018 will begin on Friday, November 30th, with an industry-only tradeshow comprised of the Makers Forum 8a-noon and Buyers Expo 1-4:30p, followed by Awards presentation for invited media. The public FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace festival will be held Saturday, December 1st, from 10a-4p.