Fruits & Vegetables


SFA is a leader in education, events and support for garlic production in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. From our extensive information about garlic production, to the unique and extremely popular annual Minnesota Garlic Festival, there is something for everyone.

2023 Upper Midwest Premium Garlic Directory, click HERE.

Slake Test

Soil Health for Fruit & Vegetable Growers

This project is part of SFA's overall soil health programming and is meant to assist fruit and vegetable growers of all sizes, 
from community gardens to larger acreages selling commercially. It was originally launched with support from Compeer Financial, and is currently supported by community round-up funds from Lakewinds Food Co-op and SFA fundraising.

Upcoming Fruit & Veg Events

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Mar 24, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

Little Elk Organic Farm 207 W 6th St Randall, MN 56475

“Three Crucial Steps to Build Your Profitable Farm” with Charlotte Smith

Apr 18, 2024 8:00AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict 37 College Ave S St. Joseph, MN 56374

Topwork Grafting Workshop

May 19, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

Little Elk Organic Farm 207 W 6th St Randall, MN 56475

Caterpillar Tunnels

Growing in a covered space seems to be a trend for many local vegetable growers and there is good reason in our northern climate. To help measure the soil health both inside and outside of a caterpillar tunnel, farmers can use a soil health report card with four easy soil health tests.

Caterpillar Tunnel

Fruit & Vegetable Resources

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