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
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
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.