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Fifth Season Cooperative

  • Project Title: Fifth Season Cooperative
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Jennifer Rengert, Member & Sales Coordinator
  • Location: Viroqua, WI
  • Program Overview:
    Fifth Season Cooperative is a food hub in western Wisconsin that operates as a cooperative business. Its goals are to increase accessibility to local food and help support the viability of smaller farms. Its service connects products from small, local farms to buyers across the Midwest. The cooperative serves large institutions such as the Mayo Clinic Health System, Chicago Public Schools, and Milwaukee Public Schools while also reaching institutions in rural Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. By working with many farmers, Fifth Season Cooperative offers midwestern institutions a wide range of locally grown products.

Models represented by this program: