Local Food Vendors Sought
Food proposals are due November 1, 2008. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted online at http://www.cfra.org/files/2009-RFP-food.pdf .
The Center for Rural Affairs strives to serve locally produced food at their gatherings to directly support the family farmers and ranchers and rural communities they fight for everyday. In recent years, they have worked to expand their sourcing to include as much locally produced ingredients as possible.
The MarketPlace conference is a one-day event focused on strengthening small businesses and rural communities. Attendees of MarketPlace will learn essential business skills; network with service providers and other entrepreneurs, including agricultural entrepreneurs; and discover new ideas that work for small businesses and communities. There will be over 600 in attendance.
"This is a great opportunity for producers to get market exposure for their products," commented Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs. "And it makes sense that a conference for rural Nebraska entrepreneurs would utilize products from rural Nebraska entrepreneurs."
For more information, contact Traci Bruckner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.687.2103 x 1016.
Visit http://www.cfra.org/marketplace/home for more on MarketPlace.