An abandoned apple orchard, originally planted in 1911 by University of Minnesota (Duluth) horticulturists, was found nestled behind pine trees.
Duskwind Farm is a very special place. A farm where chickens and cows, donkeys, sheep, guinea fowl and dogs live in blissful harmony.
Spring in Minnesota is the time for harvesting maple syrup, As the snow is melting, that is when the sap is running. Watch them making maple syrup.
Farm raised fish is a sensitive issue. It’s an area that is seen as a great hope for feeding the world as well as having potential for poisoning it. And which farm to buy fish from is often a choice between “bad, ok and better,” perhaps there is a “best” as well, I just don’t […]
Organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path with a strong connection to the land and sustainable food.
Farmers markets are growing robustly throughout the country.This farmer attests to that.
As the ramps, chives, radishes and asparagus pop up, do you even remember winter? Two months ago, the snow in Minnesota was deep and I had the task of creating a meal for fifty people using only Minnesota ingredients. Cooking with obstructions can be one of the most inspiring ways of creating a menu. After […]
If we are going to build effective community-based food systems in temperate regions we will have to find ways to extend our growing seasons without consuming fossil fuels. This includes places globally where winter daylight is sparse or overnight freezes are likely (for example, most of the U.S., Europe north of the Mediterranean countries, or […]
Greg Jaworski explains how local farmers make his job easier from a chef’s perspective.