A SARE supported, tri-state collaboration has resulted in a new Community and Local Food Resources website to assist rural community food system development.
This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods.
The website brings together the following organizations:
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Minority and Immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference February 3-4, 2012. Hosted by The Association for the Advancement of Hmong Women in Minnesota, Minnesota Food Association and USDA-Farm Service Agency and USDA-NRCS, the two-day conference provides education and resources to small farm operators and fosters relationships between farmers and community partners.
Major sponsors of the conference include: AgStar, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Land Stewardship Project, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, USDA - Risk Management...Read More
Source: Pioneer Press
Nathan Schrecengost drives bushels of organically grown zucchini, potatoes and heirloom tomatoes six miles from his St. Paul croplands to the Lake Street farmers' market in Minneapolis, and if anyone claims his produce is more "local" than that, he'd like to see his odometer.
His four micro-farms are modestly sized, even by a hobby farmer's standards. Combined, they total three-quarters of an acre, in lots in and around St. Paul's heavily urban Frogtown neighborhood, known as the least green neighborhood in the city. And he's fine with that.
"So far, it's been...Read More