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The executive director of the Village Agricultural Cooperative is looking to cooperate with local food rescue organizations along with the local food bank to pay farmers market vendors for leftover produce.
The ninth annual Feast! Local Foods Marketplace on Nov. 5 featured growers and makers from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Rachel and Jeremiah Utecht created Off The Deck Hot Sauce after fermenting their own chilis, grown right off their deck.
The goal of the Village Farmers Market was to build confidence in Village Agricultural Cooperative farmers and get them ready to participate in mainstream markets.
The New Roots Farm Incubator co-op is embarking on a campaign to raise $500,000 to expand into a 60-acre site and help members become independent farmers.
The Bemidji area is host to many local farmers and food producers, including several farmers markets. Bemidjians have two different markets to take advantage of, the Bemidji Area Farmers Market and Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market, which both provide a variety of fresh produce and delicious goods to community members. Along with markets in Blackduck, Bagley and Walker, to name a few.

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Lida Farm grows for Community Support Agriculture customers, farmers markets and food stands, with a little going to a local food co-op. Since 2004, the west central Minnesota farm has changed how it operates to keep up with the times and what they can handle.

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