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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #10: Food Hubs with Tara Roberts-Turner of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #10: Food Hubs with Tara Roberts-Turner of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #10, Tera talks with Tara Roberts-Turner, General Manager of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative about what it takes to run a food hub. The Wisconsin Farmers Union and 7 farmers started the Hub with the core belief that the best way to get the Hub off the ground was to include […]

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Communicate Your Financials Well to Raise Capital; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 5-11-2017

Communicate Your Financials Well to Raise Capital; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 5-11-2017

Welcome to Edible-Alpha™ Insights, our twice monthly roundup of the best food and beverage finance news, events and resources about business model insights, raising capital, consumer packaged goods (CPG)/national brands, market trends, deals/M&A, and industry events. Our newsletter is the absolute easiest way to stay up to date with the latest industry news, events and […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #9: Farm Credit With Paul Dietmann of Badgerland Financial

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #9: Farm Credit With Paul Dietmann of Badgerland Financial

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #9, Tera talks with Paul Dietmann of Badgerland Financial about the Farm Credit system and opportunities for farmers to access the financing they need. The Farm Credit system consists of a farmer owned, farmer led co-ops which primarily lend to farmers and any agriculture producers anywhere in all 50 U.S. states […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 2: Black Earth Meats Evolves Into Conscious Carnivore

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 2: Black Earth Meats Evolves Into Conscious Carnivore

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 2, Tera talks with Bartlett Durand of Conscious Carnivore, a whole animal butcher shop in Madison, WI. Bartlett talks about how Black Earth Meats (Black Earth, Wisconsin) evolved into Conscious Carnivore.  This quote is posted for the benefit of all involved: “We honor these animals, because by their death, […]

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New National Brands Drive CPG Innovation, Inspire M&A; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 4-27-2017

New National Brands Drive CPG Innovation, Inspire M&A; Edible-Alpha™ Insights 4-27-2017

Infographic by CB Insights Welcome to Edible-Alpha™ Insights, our twice monthly roundup of the best food and beverage finance news, events and resources about business model insights, raising capital, consumer packaged goods (CPG)/national brands, market trends, deals/M&A, and industry events. Our newsletter is the absolute easiest way to stay up to date with the latest […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 1: Biological Farming and Human Scale Meat

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 1: Biological Farming and Human Scale Meat

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #8, Part 1, Tera talks with with Bartlett Durand of Conscious Carnivore, a whole animal butcher shop in Madison, WI. The store was the first retail outlet for Black Earth Meats (Black Earth, Wisconsin), the first humane certified, USDA processor in the area.  Much of Tera’s conversation with Bartlett centers around […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #7: A Food Business Model Journey with Leanne Cordisco of the Chocolaterian Café

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #7: A Food Business Model Journey with Leanne Cordisco of the Chocolaterian Café

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #7, Tera talks with Leanne Cordisco of the Chocolaterian Café about her path as an entrepreneur and what led her to her current food business model.  The Chocoleterian is a 3rd space in the style of a French patisserie, where people can relax and treat themselves. Leanne started out as a […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #6: Working With Credit Unions Like Summit Credit Union To Grow Your Food Business

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #6: Working With Credit Unions Like Summit Credit Union To Grow Your Food Business

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #6, Tera talks with Dana Hoffman and Jason Herlitzke of Summit Credit Union about how food and value-added agriculture businesses can work with credit unions like Summit to grow their business.  Like all credit unions, Summit is a cooperative which exists to serve their members. Summit is based in south-central and […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #5: Working With Alternative Lenders Like WWBIC To Grow Your Food Business

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #5: Working With Alternative Lenders Like WWBIC To Grow Your Food Business

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #5, Tera talks with Andrea Hughes and An Nguyen of Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, or WWBIC.  WWBIC works with both women and men by offering relevant business classes, business loans up to $250,000, assistance with personal financial management, and connections to people who can make things happen for business owners and […]

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Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #4: Getting All The Way to a Strategic Investment In Your Food Company

Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #4: Getting All The Way to a Strategic Investment In Your Food Company

In Edible-Alpha™ Podcast Episode #4, Tera talks with Stephen and Chris McDiarmid of Gorilly Goods, a certified organic raw healthy snack maker in Jackson, Wisconsin.  They provide 2% of their profits to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and are powered by 100% Renewable Energy. Stephen and Chris talk about how their dehydration process and unique flavor […]

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