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Fulfilling a Social Contract

A Viral Carrot Sale During a Pandemic Reveals Local Food’s Potential…& Limits In mid-March, when it was becoming clear the COVID-19 pandemic was going to change the way food is procured in the U.S. and beyond, the owners of Open Hands Farm placed five bags of carrots and a money box in their driveway. Farm…  Read More

Farm Beginnings Profile: Sara Morrison

No More Horsing Around

In 2005, Sara Morrison was driving home to Minnesota after spending a few long days at a Saint Louis horse show. Traveling, often with a horse trailer in tow, was nothing new to her. Since getting a degree in equine science eight years before, Morrison had spent much of her life on the road, preparing…  Read More

Farm Beginnings Profile: The Incubator Acre

A to Z's Mini-Plot is a Vital Link in the Beginning Farmer Chain

When Lauren Barry pulls a weed or harvests a tomato this summer, she’s doing so on a one-acre plot of land steeped in history. Not the ancient, dusty kind that may or may not have relevance to the current situation, but history rooted in recent growing seasons, when other beginning farmers faced the same meteorological,…  Read More

Farm Beginnings: Stacking Up the Advantages

The temperature hovers a few degrees above zero and fresh snow swirls around their feet as Bryan Crigler and Katelyn Foerster bend into a fierce wind and head into a stand of walnut trees on a recent January day. In contrast to the wild woods, neat rows of ironwood logs are leaning on wires amidst…  Read More

Farm Beginnings Profile: Carol Ford & Chuck Waibel

The Door into Summer

On a January evening in western Minnesota, Carol Ford braves 20-degree temperatures and a wind that’s packing snow as she walks the few yards from her house to the garage. Once inside, she approaches a door with a colorful, hand-painted sign above it that reads: “The Door into Summer.” She opens the door and, sure…  Read More

Comienzos granja Perfil: Carol Ford y Chuck Waibel

La Puerta en el Verano

En una tarde de Enero en Minnesota occidental, Carol Ford afronta 20- grados de temperatura y vientos que empacan nieve cuando ella camina las pocas yardas de su casa al garaje. Una vez que adentro, ella se acerca a una puerta con un pintado de una mano pintada y que encima dice. “La Puerta en…  Read More

MEG’s Edible Landscapes

MEG’s Edible Landscapes is on a mission to help you grow food at home or wherever you’re currently at (even If it’s in a van down by the river or your cubicle at work)! If you need help growing food, you came to the right place, because we’re setting the standard for a unique, customer-centered…  Read More

Blackbrook Farm

Blackbrook Farm is a small, certified organic, diversified family farm. We grow vegetables and pastured proteins for a CSA, direct-to- consumer online Farm Store and local farm-to-table restaurants. On our farm, you will find about 4 acres of vegetables in production, several hoop houses that help prolong our growing season, grass-fed Highland cattle, broiler chickens,…  Read More

2019 CSA Farm Directory for Twin Cities Region Now Available

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Now that spring has finally arrived, it brings with it a reminder that this region is home to dozens of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms that provide regular deliveries of produce and other locally raised food throughout the growing season. The Land Stewardship Project’s 2019 Twin Cities, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Region…  Read More