Cannon River

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The Cannon River SFA Chapter is holding its annual meeting on Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Community Room at Just Food Co-op, 516 South Water Street, Northfield.  Free admission.

Lunch will be potluck; beverages will be provided.

10-10:30 a.m.: Registration

10:30-11 a.m.: Overview of changing food rules & statutes in MN

11-11:45 a.m.: Strategizing for our Farmer-to-Farmer Exchanges

      • February: “What’s Inspiring You in 2015?” Mary Ellen Frame, Northfield
      • March: “Orchard Pruning,” John Porterfield, Northfield
      • April: “Compost Tea Project Update,” Becca Carlson, Northfield
      • May: “Stacking Livestock Enterprises on A Small Farm,” Kathy Zeman, Nerstrand

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Potluck Lunch

12:45-1 p.m.: Discussion on organizing cooperative volume buys on inputs

1-1:30 p.m.: Annual meeting, including election of Board members

1:30-2 p.m.: Board members meet to elect officer team

Contact: Kathy Zeman
(507) 664-9446


Chapter President: Kathy Zeman, Simple Harvest Farm Organics
Address: Nerstrand MN 55053
Email: ten.b1438341460wmk@n1438341460amezk1438341460

The Cannon River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota encompasses sustainable farmers and like-minded consumers in the general area of Dodge, Goodhue, Steele, Rice, LeSueur, Dakota, and Scott Counties.

Sign up for our email list, where we share buy / sell items, educational opportunities.  Over 275 farmers / foodies on the list, mostly within 2 hours of Northfield. Email Kathy Zeman at ten.b1438341460wmk@n1438341460amezk1438341460">ten.b1438341460wmk@n1438341460amezk1438341460 to sign up.

Nice article in Agri-News on our members Mary Ellen Frame, Erin Johnson & Ben Doherty: Farm Transitions.

Our current projects include:

    • Farmer to Farmer Exchanges: A monthly get together for farmers that is loosely centered on a theme.
    • Festival of Farms: July 12th. Waxwing Farm, Webster.
    • Bulk Purchasing and Equipment Sharing initiatives.