Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.844.922.5573 Ext. 706.
Or, connect with the chapter and other member farmers on Facebook!
The SFA Cannon River Chapter encompasses sustainable farmers and like-minded consumers in the general area of Dodge, Goodhue, Steele, Rice, LeSueur, Dakota, and Scott Counties.
Note venue change: 2017 Cannon River Chapter Annual Meeting
Cannon River Chapter is hosting its annual meeting from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 at St. Olaf College Buntrock Commons, Valhalla Room, 1520 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield. Childcare is provided.
Come join other sustainable farmers, farm workers and aspiring farmers to talk about building a resilient local food system that will benefit us all. By striving for resiliency and sustainability we will create more satisfying jobs, community wealth, and healthy land, food and citizens. We are all in this together and this is fertile soil for growth!
What can we work on to bring about the changes we want to see? Your input will inform the organization’s work. Let’s get together and figure it out. Come with ideas and join the conversation.
Potluck meal, board elections and 2017 event planning will ensue.
Cannon River Chapter is again hosting its series of farmer-to-farmer exchange events in 2017. All events in the series are free and open to all, and no registration is required. The upcoming schedule includes:
Jan. 22 – Cooperatively Hiring Farm Workers: It’s difficult (for the farmer and the worker) to keep good farm workers when you only need help 1-2 times a week. But what if a few farmers could organize and provide workers with full time work – albeit at 2-4 different farms each week? This is a brainstorming session for both farmers and interested workers. Come chat & enjoy the company of neighboring farmers from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simple Harvest Organics, 9800 155th St E, Nerstrand.
Feb. 16 – Share lessons learned and progress made at Open Hands Farm, including root cellaring and food safety practices. Bring a dessert to share. Meeting is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the farm, 4151 320th St W, Northfield.
March 6 – Transplant Production for Vegetable Farms: Tips, tricks, and lessons on transplants and greenhouse production. Bring a potluck dish to share. Meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sogn Valley Farm, 4830 360th St, Cannon Falls.