Farmers

Minnesota Food Justice Summit Brings Diverse Farmers to Talk Equality

Summit runs Monday through Wednesday at the DECC.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Food Justice Summit packed the DECC with farmers, food buyers, and other members of Minnesota’s food system to focus on making the way Minnesota gets its food equal to all. Summit officials say that due to redlining, or denying services to residents or specific neighborhoods, mostly based on race, has made it hard for black, indigenous,…

Celebrating Sustainable Farming at UMD Farm Fest

7th Annual Farm Fest features fresh local music, fresh produce, and fresh conversation.

DULUTH, Minn.- Students, local food vendors, and community members turned out for UMD Land Lab’s 7th Annual Farm Fest Saturday. Families were invited to come hear live local music and shop freshly picked produce. They also joined the conversation about local farming and sustainability in Northland agriculture. “Just getting people to have a connection with their food system, I think…

26th Annual Harvest Festival Takes Over Bayfront Park

Farmers, local crafts and artists came out to meet their customers.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Lake Superior Harvest Festival took over Bayfront Festival Park Saturday. Farmers and more than 30 local craftspeople and artists showed off their items. They also attended a renewable energy fair to learn more about making farming more sustainable. “This event is a really good time for people to meet their farmers face to face,” said Festival Director…

Local Farmers Reflect on Slow Season

SUPERIOR, WI – On Wednesday afternoon, the Superior Business Improvement District hosted their weekly farmers market. It’s been a rough season for the farmers due to the wild spring and summer weather. One farmer says, his “catch” or production rate was hit pretty hard. “This year I think I only got a forty percent catch and I attribute that because…

CSA Farm Sign Up

Farmers are looking to connect with consumers through their CSA program

DULUTH, Minn.- Local farmers are looking to connect with local consumers through what’s called “Community Supported Agricultural Shares”. The CSA model allows people to subscribe to the harvest of a farm or group of farms. Subscribers receive their box of produce or other farm goods every Wednesday at “Market Day Duluth” on Third Avenue West. Roxanne Schmidt, a farmer said…

More Northlanders Buy Flood Insurance Ahead of Rain and Warmth

Insurance Agency details change in business.

DULUTH, Minn.- The potential for flooding has homeowners thinking about flood insurance. Pat Shelton, an agent at Farmers Insurance in Duluth said people are worrying about heavy snow and the potential for flooded basements. Shelton added that you don’t have to be in a flood zone, to get protection. “It can be a good idea, it’s piece of mind,” he…

White Winter Winery Makers’ Faire Happening Saturday

Makers' Faire is Happening Saturday, June 30 from Noon until 5:00 p.m.

IRON RIVER, Wisc. – Happening Saturday, June 30, folks are invited to the community of Iron River, Wisconsin to experience the second annual Makers’ Faire put on by White Winter Winery. The Faire will run from noon until 5:00 p.m. and showcase many talented artists, farmers, growers, producers, crafts and more. The artisans are from various communities around the region,…

Moose Lake Cooperative to Close After 97 Years

The Co-op General Manager Says the Store is Closing Due to Rising Debt, Diminishing Revenue and a Unprofitable Fertilizer Season

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – After much thought, the Board of Directors tell FOX 21 with a diminishing source of revenue, an unprofitable fertilizer season and mounting debt, it’s time to say farewell after 97 years in the agriculture industry. Customers and employees now share a lack of words as they continue coming into the Moose Lake Cooperative. “We’ve had an…

Digging Deeper with Northern Harvest CSA Farm

With CSA Farms Growing in Popularity in Recent Years, Local Crops are Selling Out for the Season

WRENSHALL, Minn. – The Northland is receiving ample amounts of rain this season, causing some local farmers to wish for higher ground. CSA farming is much more than freshly picked produce on your table. “You’re never going to master nature; you’re never going to master Mother Nature,” said Farmer Rick Dalen, Northern Harvest Farm. It’s almost time for books and…