Current & Upcoming

Urban Farm Tour

Jul 21, 2024 3:00PM—5:00PM

Blue Forest Plants 831 W Skyline Pkwy Duluth, MN


See two impressive producers in the middle of Duluth! Ted Johnson and Angie Krick have Blue Forest Plants which specializes in fruit, nut, and perennials for the northern climate. Their backyard farm is an established permaculture paradise where they grow and propagate a huge variety of plants. Ben Cogger runs Observation Hill Farm. We will…

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Good Nature Farm Field Tour

Aug 09, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Good Nature Farm

Join us for an afternoon touring and learning about Good Nature Farm in Grand Marais MN. Meet farmers Nick and Kristin DeArruda Wharton and connect with fellow local farmers and producers. Good Nature Farm is a family farm and off-grid solar-powered homestead on Lake Superior's North Shore. They grow produce, raise laying hens and have sold…

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Cultivating a Sustainable Future at the UMD Land Lab

Aug 03, 2024 2:00PM—5:00PM

UMD Land Lab 3568 Riley Rd Duluth, MN 55803


Led by the new farm manager John Beaton, we will tour the Land Lab and discuss how the university farm can be a resource to area growers through research and education. We will see the renewed market garden, see a demonstration of their compost spreader, and discuss the biochar and forest assisted migration projects. This…

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Growing Small Fruits

Aug 08, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Shubat's Fruits 2155 Johnson Road Duluth, MN 55804


Join us at Shubats Fruits for a field day discussing fruit varieties and management strategies of a variety of small fruits and berries. We will see established elderberries, grapes, honey berry, Juneberry, blueberry, black currants, red currants, white currants, gooseberries, and sea berries. Deb also has apple, plum and pear orchards, and grows veggies and…

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Soil Health Field Day: Understanding the Biological Soil Tests

Jul 10, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Roosevelt Community Center Main Street Roosevelt, MN 56673

This is a 201 level workshop. Join SFA consultants Kent Solberg and Jonathan Kilpatrick, along with staff from the Lake of the Woods and Roseau County Soil and Water Conservation Districts for a soil health field day in Northern Minnesota. We will start in the classroom with a session on the biological soil tests suite…

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Bounty and Blooms: Cut Flower Tour

Aug 12, 2024 5:30PM—7:30PM

R. Roots Garden, 2131 Penn Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411


Cut flowers can be a diversifying crop for fruit and vegetable growers, adding an income stream in the form of bouquets and arrangements. And in the case of R. Roots Garden, even edible flowers! Queen Frye will show us how she has integrated edible flowers into her urban farm… and we just might get to…

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Soil Health and Urban Farm Conservation Practices with NRCS

Sep 09, 2024 4:00PM—6:00PM

California Street Farm 72 22nd Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418


Join the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network at California Street Farm for a tour and discussion on Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) opportunities for urban and peri-urban growers! This event is free to attend. Registration requested, walkups welcome. Address: 72 22nd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 Agenda: 4pm: Arrival & networking time 4:30pm Elyssa speaks about…

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Garlic Field Day in New Prague

Jun 30, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

The Garlic Farmers 25801 Freeborn Avenue New Prague, MN 56071

Registration is closed for this event. Chad and Christi Ryburn started The Garlic Farmers from a shared love of cooking, health benefits, a dedication to sustainable agriculture, and a common interest in garlic. They each have unique experiences and skills that contribute to the formation of their garlic enterprise. Chad loves digging in the soil…

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Pasture Walk Series #3: Red Polls and a Greenhouse

Jun 27, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

1679 52nd St SW. Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Join us at Brakstad Family Farm for the third of SFA’s 2024 Pasture Walk Series! Lance and Robyn Bragstad will be sharing their first-time experience of outwintering, using both bale grazing and unrolling bales. We will also be touring the grazing system and other farm enterprises, including the hydroponic greenhouse and vegetable operation. Registration: Free Admission. Registration…

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Holistic Approach to Weed Management for Specialty Crops

Jun 24, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm, 4396 240th Ave. Waldorf, MN 56091

Dan Zimmerli, Cedar Crate Farm Come join SFA’s Specialty Crop Lead Dan Zimmerli of Cedar Crate Farm, a mixed vegetable operation in Waldorf, MN, for a workshop on holistic weed management. Cedar Crate Farm produces over 70 varieties of vegetables available at farmers market, CSA, and through wholesale partners.   Dan will discuss holistic weed management approaches that…

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Past | Archive

Successful Swine Management on Pasture

Jul 15, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

Yker Acres 2327 Gillogly Road Carlton, MN 55718

Sowing Seeds: Celebrating Local Foods & Lost Skills

Jul 14, 2024 11:00AM—4:00PM

Alternative Roots Farm 11197 130th Street Madelia, MN 56062

Snake River Farm Tour with the East Central Chapter

Jul 13, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

18251 62nd St. Becker, MN 55308

Farmers’ Market Success: A Vendor’s Toolkit

Jul 10, 2024 2:00PM—4:30PM

MidCity Kitchen 693 Raymond Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55114

Soil Health Field Day: Understanding the Biological Soil Tests

Jul 10, 2024 8:00AM—3:00PM

Roosevelt Community Center Main Street Roosevelt, MN 56673

Western Chapter Monthly Meeting

Jul 02, 2024 7:30PM