Who doesn't like food on a stick, or deep-fried … anything? But Wisconsin State Fair spokesperson Patrice Harris says more than ever, consumers like to have an idea of where their food originated. Yes, they think about buying local foods even while stuffing their face at the fairgrounds.
"Our venders are very conscientious about purchasing, supporting local products and supporting local business."
The Wisconsin Products Pavilion showcases the products and items made and produced in the Badger State. Harris says it offers fairgoers the opportunity to support Wisconsin's agriculture industry, improving our local economy.
The Wisconsin Products Pavilion, every vendor in there, everyone with a display is Wisconsin based, Wisconsin grown, Wisconsin produced."
Harris says associations representing all kinds of local food industries offer creative and tasty culinary delights fairgoers can enjoy on the grounds or wrap up and take home for later. Wisconsin made products include dairy, beef, pork, bison, duck, ostrich, lamb, cranberry, cherry, maple, and potato. Despite the recession, Harris says venders have made every effort to avoid raising their prices.