Nourishing the links between land and table

Holiday Sale

In a sea of cookie-dough-and-wrapping-paper school fundraisers, REAP's Taste of Wisconsin Holiday Sale provides an alternative that benefits the community and provides high-quality, desirable items.

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Offering a selection of locally produced, artisan items from local farms and businesses, the Taste of Wisconsin sale directly benefits participating schools and REAP's Farm to School program. Schools love offering items that students' families and friends actually want to buy, and local farms and businesses love this innovative way to sell their products. Whether you purchase from REAP or from participating schools, your purchase of these wonderful local items directly benefits our local community!


The 2013 Taste of Wisconsin sale raised more than $25,000 for participating schools and more than $5,500 for Farm to School, and returned over $41,000 to local farms and businesses. 


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"We were sick of selling junk for a fraction of the return. With the REAP fundraiser, our PTO gets to keep a larger percentage while selling something that everyone can feel good about."

Ruth Conniff, Lakeview Elementary parent

 

Information for the 2014 Holiday Sale will be available in Fall 2014.

Option 1: Purchasing from schools

Purchases from schools return an average of 35-40% of funds to the school. (The remainder covers fundraiser costs and pays vendors for their items.) When the sale is open (in the fall), you can purchase from participating students or contact the school to purchase. 

Schools participating in 2013 included:

  • Chavez
  • Cherokee
  • Crestwood
  • Elm Lawn
  • Emerson
  • Glen Stephens
  • Glendale
  • Gompers
  • Hamilton
  • John Muir
  • Kennedy
  • Lake View
  • Lapham/Marquette
  • Lincoln
  • Midvale
  • New Century (Verona Charter)
  • Sandburg
  • Sauk Trail
  • Schenk
  • Sherman
  • Shorewood
  • Stoner Prairie (Verona)
  • Thoreau
  • Van Hise
  • Verona Area International
  • Winnequah

Option 2: Purchasing from REAP

Purchases from REAP directly benefit our Farm to School Program. You can purchase items online, in the REAP office, at REAP events, or over the phone. Purchasing information will be available here when the 2014 Sale launches in the fall. 

Taste of WI Gift Boxes

Along with individual products, the fundraiser provides three beautiful, pre-packaged gift boxes - perfect for client and employee appreciation presents, host/hostess gifts, and all your friends and family. Share the delicious bounty of Wisconsin!

In 2013, we offered the following three gift boxes:

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  • Tietz Family Farm Popcorn Small kernels of locally grown calico popcorn are bursting with big flavor.
  • Renaissance Farm Sweet Basil Infused Sea Salt Zalta Sea Salt allows you to enjoy the taste of basil year-round. Use it on popcorn, vegetables or while cooking.
  • Driftless Organic Sunflower Oil Driftless Organics sunflower oil has a rich and nutty flavor that is ideal for dressing salad, low-temperature cooking or light stir-frying.
  • Gentle Breeze Honey Bear The busy bees at Gentle Breeze Honey have been making sweet-smelling products since 1965.
  • Cherryland's Best Chocolate-Covered Cherries Door Country cherries covered in rich, delicious chocolate.

GiftBoxSavorySweetSweet & Savory Snack Box

  • Hawkwind Spicy Mustard Spice up ordinary foods with zesty pepper-infused condiments from Hawkwind Farm.
  • Quince and Apple Apple & Cranberry Preserves Small batch fruit preserves handmade with local cranberries and apples.
  • Potters Crackers Crispy sweet and savory crackers mixed, rolled and baked right in the kitchen, just like mom used to make.
  • Gentle Breeze Honey Bear The busy bees at Gentle Breeze Honey have been making sweet-smelling products since 1965.
  • Cranberry and Coconutty Yum Butter Peanut butter featuring coconut and Wisconsin cranberries. 
  • Cherryland's Best Dried Cherries Door Country cranberries, dried and packaged in Appleton, WI.

GiftBoxSavorySweetTour of Wisconsin Gift Box

  • Bauer Valley Maple Syrup Rich, pure maple syrup is tapped from 1,400 trees and jarred on site.
  • Potters Crackers Crispy sweet and savory crackers mixed, rolled and baked rightin the kitchen, just like mom used to make.
  • Just Coffee Whole bean Just Coffee is 100% organic, fair trade, shade grown and roasted locally.
  • Renaissance Farm Sweet Basil Infused Sea Salt Zalta Sea Salt allows you to enjoy the taste of basil year round. Use it on popcorn, vegetables or while cooking.
  • Quince and Apple Apple & Cranberry Preserves Small batch fruit preserves handmade with local cranberries and apples.
  • Gentle Breeze Pure Honey Spread The busy bees at Gentle Breeze Honey have been making sweet-smelling products since 1965.
  • Wisconsin Local Foods Journal This inspirational spiral-bound book is filled with recipes and stories about farmers as told by local chefs. Calendar pages keep track of your appointments and local culinary highlights.
  • Tietz Family Farm Popcorn Small kernels of locally grown calico popcorn are bursting with big flavor.
  • Cherryland's Best Dried Cherries Door Country cherries, dried and packaged in Appleton, WI.
  • Gail Ambrosius Chocolates Chocolatier Gail Ambrosius uses single-source cacao from small producers to make her velvety chocolates in small batches.