Fall  2008      Vol. 17, No. 4  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
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Local Food Vendors Sought

The Center for Rural Affairs is requesting proposals for local food items to serve at the MarketPlace conference luncheon, along with morning and afternoon snacks and an evening banquet. The event will take place at the Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte, Nebraska on February 25, 2009.

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 gatherings to directly support the family farmers and ranchers, small businesses and rural communities we fight for everyday. Over the years, REAP clients have produced and catered food items for our annual meetings.

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. Attendance has been growing, and over 600 people are expected this year.

For more information: contact Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org or 402.687.2103 x 1016. Visit http://www.cfra.org/marketplace/home for more on MarketPlace.
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