Farm Commons Resource: Managing Risks of Interns and Volunteers

This guide will explain the laws behind interns and volunteers. It also provides insights and strategies to help farmers reduce liability risks related to interns and volunteers. Continue reading ‘Farm Commons Resource: Managing Risks of Interns and Volunteers’

Volunteer at Garlic Festival

The 12th Annual Minnesota Garlic Fest is seeking volunteers!  The MN Garlic Festival is hosted by the Crow River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association every August and features great music, great food and, of course, a great garlic. It’s a big deal!  Read more:

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The Perennial Plate Videos of Ireland

We are in the midst of research for the immigrant family-dinner project, but have also been editing a few of the addtional stories from our trip to Ireland – the first of 3 celebrates the Women of Achill Island.  Please watch HERE for 6 minutes of escape and inspiration in one of the most beautiful spots on earth.


Annuals & Native Grasses for Pollinators

Minnesotans eager to help pollinators now can turn to research at the University of Minnesota Extension, which looked at which annual flowers likeliest to attract bees, butterflies, moths and other insects. Zinnias topped the list of 24 varieties Extension Master Gardeners studied for eight weeks in 2016. Continue reading ‘Annuals & Native Grasses for Pollinators’

Deep Winter Greenhouse Prototype Construction Documents

Hello Deep Winter Producer enthusiasts.  We have updated our Deep Winter Greenhouse prototype construction documents on the DWG Resource website. The tweaks reflect some of the lessons learned from the Organic Consumers Association who were our pioneering prototype producers. Continue reading ‘Deep Winter Greenhouse Prototype Construction Documents’

Free SNAP-EBT Equipment for Farmers’ Markets & Direct Marketing Farmers

Minnesota Farmers’ Markets: if you’ve been on the fence about adding SNAP EBT to your market – now is the time to jump in. This funding ran out earlier this year – and is now available again, but just through November 2017. If you need help with this process, contact MFMA Manager of Member Services Jesse Davis at Continue reading ‘Free SNAP-EBT Equipment for Farmers’ Markets & Direct Marketing Farmers’

Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

RCDI grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas. Apply by July 25, 2017. Continue reading ‘Rural Community Development Initiative Grants’

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