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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.
2017 Cannon River Chapter Annual Meeting
Cannon River Chapter is hosting its annual meeting from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Just Food Co-op, 516 Water St S, Northfield. Join the chapter for a potluck meal and community brainstorming session. 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. 9 – What do we want to do differently on our farm operation in 2017? Let’s share what’s on our minds as we go into a new year and a new season. Meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Mary Ellen Frame, 612 1st St W, Northfield.
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.