Fizzeology Foods, Viroqua, is among seven local food projects that are the latest recipients of Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants administered by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
Designed to help farmers and food processors reach new local markets, the grants will provide consumers access to even more Wisconsin-grown food products, ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to Wisconsin barley and organic maple syrup.
“I’m pleased DATCP was able to provide support for these innovative local food projects,” said Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Program Manager Teresa Engel. “The grants are intended to support the diverse sectors of Wisconsin agriculture, and outcomes generated by the grant recipients will provide benefits to local communities and serve as models for others in the local food industry.”
Fizzeology Foods will use its grant to expand the product line and create three new jobs. Fizzeology Foods is a company that purchases produce seconds from local farms, much of which would otherwise be wasted, and distributes the produce to retail consumer markets statewide.