Immigrant farmers, long a staple at Minnesota farmers markets, are trying to break down barriers that have prevented them from scaling up and injecting their operations into other parts of the local food movement.
The Food Safety Modernization Act has passed Congress, strengthening federal oversight of food processing facilities and farms but keeping a controversial exemption for small farms.
Moses Momanyi is a Kenyan trying to become a full-time farmer near the Twin Cities, an example of how some immigrant farmers are trying to scale up in the local food movement.
Some food cooperatives are spelling out precisely on cash register receipts just how much of your purchases are either local or from a small producer.
Schools want more local food and farmers want to give it to them, but distribution and processing problems stand in the way.
Small producers of farm products would be exempt from new safety regulations in a bill the Senate passed today. Proponents of local food worried that new rules would be too great a burden for small farmers.
A local-food Thanksgiving is mostly possible in Minnesota, starting with the turkey. But you won’t find local nutmeg for your pumpkin pie.
Ground Level’s new topic page on local food is up. Give us your feedback.
More than 200 Wadena residents turned out this weekend to participate with the Minnesota Design Team’s volunteer architects and planners, helping envision the town as it rebuilds after this year’s tornado.
The Minnesota Design Team drops into tornado-hit Wadena to offer help in redesigning the west central Minnesota town.