SERP is a core member of the FEAST Local Food Network, which grew out of a collective impact process hosted by the Southern MN Initiative Foundation and Renewing the Countryside. The network is a partnership of many organizations, businesses, and individuals committed to growing a sustainable, local and regional food system which encourages innovation. As a result of its work, the network hopes to see current businesses flourish and new businesses get established.
- To link entrepreneurs to information and business expertise
- To boost entrepreneurs access to financial support
- To increase and strengthen regional connections
SERP FY2014: $1,000 for 2014 FEAST Festival sponsorship & $500 for U of M CRD to map festival participants + ~$15,000 staff time helping coordinate the festival.
FY2016: $2500 for the 2015 festival.
FY2017: $2500 for the 2016 festival.