By Marie Petry • Lake Agassiz Chapter Coordinator
The food indeed was good at the SFA Lake Agassiz “Good Food from Good Farms” event held Nov. 5 in Thief River Falls, where local celebrity chef Sue Doeden made a delicious wild rice salad using local food.
Following the cooking demonstration (above), the 35-40 area farmers, food producers and enthusiasts who attended toured four “lightning workshops” which included: Lake Agassiz Chapter, Homemade Cheese Press, Thief River Falls Growing Forward food network, and High Tunnels.
If you missed this FREE event, you have two more chances to attend: 1:30-3:30 Jan. 15 in Detroit Lakes and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in Bemidji. Check our webpage for details and free registration. All attendees receive the once-in-a-lifetime offer of free SFA Lake Agassiz membership until April 2015.
The Lake Agassiz Chapter Annual Meeting will also be held Jan. 27 at the Bemidji event, where an important and exciting agenda item will be the act of voting in a Chapter Board of Directors.
Also upcoming in Lake Agassiz Chapter is the Small Scale Sustainable Sheep Farming event at 11 a.m. Feb 21 at the Northern Woolen Mills in Fosston. SFA Business/Organization Member Alethea Kenney of Reedbird Farm has put together a wonderful slate of speakers and vendors for those raising sheep or interested in getting started.
For more details on this event and the upcoming Lake Agassiz Chicken Festival, watch our homepage.