Source: High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
The first in a series of workshops that will focus on "Food Hubs and Co-ops: How local family farms can feed our communities" will be offered April 6, 2013 9am-5pm in the Highland Community College's Klinefelter Barn, 1774 230th St., Hiawatha, Kan. The workshop will provide people who grow and enjoy locally produced food with information on how to form partnerships and food cooperatives.
"This workshop was instantly popular, and we realized we needed to develop separate workshops for the food hub and food co-op topics," said Mary Howell,...Read More
The story below features Whole Farm Cooperative, a grocery store of locally grown foods
By Carol Stender
The Whole Farm Cooperative is a grocery store of locally grown foods.
Apples, ground beef, cabbage, bacon, potatoes and turkey can be found in the Long Prairie-based cooperative.
The cooperative started more than 10 years ago when a group of farmers wanted to expand their markets. They sought to supply ground beef from cull cows to St. John's University, the College of St. Benedict and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
They called their proposal...Read More