Current & Upcoming

Garlic Field Day in New Prague

Jun 30, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

The Garlic Farmers 25801 Freeborn Avenue New Prague, MN 56071

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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 after a day of work and…

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Fertilizer Managment for Veggie Growers

Jun 24, 2024 2:00PM—5:00PM

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Hold the Date! Dan Zimmerli, Cedar Crate Farm Fertilizer options for small farms. More details soon. Free Admission.  Registration requested, walkups welcome. SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for promotional purposes and to use as documentation of events to share with our funders.  If you do not…

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Germination Chamber and Succession Planting Workshop

Apr 22, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm 4396 240TH AVENUE Waldorf, MN 56091

Presented by Dan Zimmerli Farmer and owner, Cedar Crate Farm in partnership with SFA and Region Nine Development Commission A germination chamber is a controlled environment used to optimize seed germination and can play a vital role on small farms in increasing your germination rate, reducing the stress of starting seeds, and will improve overall profitability.…

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Metro Growers Spring Social

Apr 30, 2024 5:00PM—7:30PM

Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative 1712 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Calling all growers in the Twin Cities Metro area! Celebrate spring and connect with fellow farmers, gardeners, and aspiring growers with the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network on Tuesday, April 30 at Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis. Meet us in the B-Side Lounge to: Discuss your plans for the growing season Share successes from last…

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Topwork Grafting Workshop

May 19, 2024 1:30PM—3:30PM

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

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Michael Dalquist and the Central Chapter will be hosting this workshop on topwork grafting on backyard fruit trees. In this class we will be replacing existing branches on a standing fruit tree with scions from a totally different variety of the same species. If you have limited space in your yard, this will allow you…

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Apr 05, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

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

Note: This event has been rescheduled for Friday, April 5. Michael Dalquist from Little Elk Oranic Farm and the Central Chapter will be presenting a class where you will be taught the basics of pruning your fruit trees. Pruning is very important for training your tree to grow properly, eliminating unproductive branches, and helping prevent…

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2025 SFA Annual Conference

Feb 08, 2025 7:30AM—5:00PM

College of Saint Benedict St. Joseph, MN

Save the date! Registration to be announced. Featuring topics largely requested by our members, the SFA Annual Conference is a showcase of the wisdom of the Minnesota sustainable ag community. Tickets usually sell out, with a few hundred of farmers, ag professionals, aspiring growers, homesteaders, and local foods supporters in attendance. It is known for its…

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“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

“Three Crucial Steps to Build Your Profitable Farm: Strategies to find loyal customers who value your products and come back season after season” — Charlotte Smith will lead this full-day workshop in St. Joseph, Minn. on Thursday, April 18. Do any of the following describe you? There always seems to be more money going out than…

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Minnesota Garlic Festival

Aug 10, 2024 10:00AM—5:00PM

McLeod County Fairgrounds 840 Century Ave. SW Hutchinson, MN 55350

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The Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! This festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games and lots of garlic – all in support of a healthy environment and vital rural communities in Minnesota. Learn more at the official website: https://www.mngarlicfest.com…

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Minnesota River Chapter Annual Meeting

Dec 13, 2023 4:00PM—7:00PM

Creamery Room of the Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Drive Mankato, MN 56001

This meeting is held in conjunction with the Grower’s Network Group. There will be a number of presentations from network members with topics including: Hosting a Farm Event, Smart Fencing, Cottage Foods, and Having a Farm Store. See the agenda here. The SFA Minnesota River Chapter’s Annual Meeting will follow the presentations. At 6:00pm there will…

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Past | Archive

Germination Chamber and Succession Planting Workshop

Apr 22, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Cedar Crate Farm 4396 240TH AVENUE Waldorf, MN 56091

“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

Bent Paddle Round Up with LSSFA

Apr 13, 2024 12:00PM—3:00PM

Bent Paddle Brewing Company 1832 W Michigan Street Duluth, MN 55806

“Roots So Deep” Documentary Showing

Apr 12, 2024 5:00PM—9:00PM

Regenerative Agriculture Conference – “Litter the land with livestock”

Apr 10, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

Braham Event Center 655 8th Street SW Braham, MN 55006

Minnesota River Chapter Meeting

Apr 10, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Wooden Spoon 515 N Riverfront Mankato, MN