Come and Get it!




Come and Get It!

What you need to know to serve food on your farm.

From on-farm dinners to pizza farms to culinary tours and food events, there is increasing opportunity for farms to diversify and grow income through expanding into agritourism offerings that feature local foods.

Come & Get It! provides training and resources to support farmers to successfully launch farm-based food businesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Led by the award-winning Renewing the Countryside, this project is in partnership with the MISA, Farm Commons and Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, co-authors of Homemade for Sale 

For a more detailed overview of Come & Get It, see


#1 Listen to the Webinar

Available for both Minnesota and Wisconsin - this Webinar is the perfect starting point and a prerequisite the Field Days listed below.You can listen to the archived webinars here:

Minnesota focused webinar or Wisconsin focused webinar 


#2 Read the Manual

Available in both Minnesota and Wisconsin-specific versions, the Come & Get It! on-farm food service manual guides farmers to assess and evaluate the business planning aspects of adding an on-farm food enterprise.

Subjects covered include: navigating regulatory categories, assessing market opportunities, food business licenses, marketing, liability and food safety compliance.

Come & Get It! Chapters 1 - 5 (PDF, 1.0 Mb)

- Introduction
- Assessment: Is On-farm Food Service Right for You?
- Marketing
- Financing
- Profile: Dinner on the Farm
- Profile: Stoney Acres Farm

Minnesota Section (PDF, 411 kb)

Wisconsin Section (PDF, 371 kb)

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Webinar and field day presenter and host bios



This project is a partnership between Renewing the Countryside and: