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.

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.

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

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