The Driftless Region Food and Farm Project is a coalition of farmers, consumers, institutions, agencies and organizations. Together, they aspire to meet the growing demand for local food by scaling up the production, aggregation, processing, distribution and marketing of food in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.
Efforts are underway across the Driftless Region to expand the reach and impact of local and sustainable food enterprises. Owing to the size of the region and the fact that it spans four states, it is challenging to communicate these efforts across the region. As growers and entrepreneurs across the region face similar challenges and could benefit from collaboration, this networking and communication gap hinders the growth of a regional food system. The Driftless Food and Farm Project is designed to step into this breach by linking people across the region who are working on food systems issues.