Sarah Monte

Sarah Monte

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U.P. Food Exchange

As the Marquette Food Co-op’s Outreach Director, Sarah Monte manages marketing, educational programming, and community development projects. She also oversees the administrative work of the U.P. Food Exchange and UPFE Online Marketplace.

The U.P. Food Exchange is a resource portal for farmers, businesses, and individuals looking to participate in the local food system. The U.P. Food Exchange is a collaboration between many businesses and organizations working together to support local food projects of all kinds, including policy work, community education, food safety, business development, farm to school, and more. Key to the work of the U.P. Food Exchange is the UPFE Online Marketplace, a food hub that aggregates local food products for institutions and retail in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

The U.P. Food Exchange is thrilled to be part of the Food SPICE team. This grant will build awareness of projects dispersed throughout the U.P. We see this funding as a fantastic opportunity to strengthen connections between participants in the local food system in the U.P. and in the state of Michigan.