Lake Agassiz

—— Upcoming Events —–

May 21st:  Spring Blossom Orchard Tour at Honeyberry Farm and Nursery in
June 18th:  Summer High Tunnel Tour at the Chuck and Barb Shulstad Farm
near Erskine
July 11th:  Festival of Farms Tour at Lida Farm and Lost Farm near Pelican
September:  TBD
November 21st:  Lake Agassiz Chapter Annual Meeting with speaker and/or
workshops in Mahnoman
January:   TBD

Lake Agassiz Chapter Spring Blossom Orchard Tour

SFA Lake Agassiz Chapter is hosting a free Spring Blossom Orchard Tour from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 21, at the Honeyberry Farm & Nursery, 19736 350th St, Bagley (1.5 miles SE of Bagley).

HoneyberryDuring the tour, The Honeyberry Farm and Nursery will showcase the beauty and fragrances of spring blossoms. Honeyberries burst out first, followed by saskatoons, dwarf sour cherries, currants, aronia, elderberries, and more. Farm owners Jim and Bernis Ingvaldson will lead the tour.

Attendees will learn how to plan orchards to enjoy fresh fruit from early summer to late fall. Cameras and kids are welcome.

For more information about this free event, contact 218.694.3071 or gro.n1432370758m-afs1432370758@ziss1432370758agaek1432370758al1432370758.


——  Past Events  ——

Lake Agassiz Seed Swap April 26 in Bagley

SFA Lake Agassiz Chapter is hosting a Seed Swap and potluck from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the American Legion, 112 Main Ave N, Bagley. This event is free and no registration is required.

Attendees can bring extra seeds saved from crops or leftover purchased seeds, all in containers that are not spill-prone and clearly labeled, along with small envelopes to carry home your exchanges. Do not bring treated or GMO seeds. Cuttings, scion wood, etc. are welcome.

No seeds? No sweat! Come anyway and pick up some things that interest you. Discussion welcome on the history of heirloom seeds and ancient grains.

For more information, contact Jim Ingvaldson at 218-694-3071.


Small Scale Sustainable Sheep Farming

Reedbird Farm Sheep CroppedThis collaborative event between Redbird Farm and Lake Agassiz Chapter  that provided information on raising sheep as part of a holistically managed farm, for meat, milk and fiber as primary or secondary farm products.

“Good Food from Good Farms”

Lake Agassiz Event

These events included an enjoyable evening with farmers, local food producers and supporters, featuring: Chef Sue Doeden preparing dishes with foods from area farms. Plus we held “lightning workshops” in a round-robin format:

Special thanks to the farmers who provided items:

Squash from River Falls Farm, Neil and Nicole Peterson, St. Hilaire
Cabbage, carrots, onion from Oak Haven Farm, David Lee, TRF
Whole grain white flour & thick rolled oats from Natural Way Mills, Middle River
Eggs, leeks, apples, honey from Amy Beckius Johnson, TRF
Garlic from Cabin View Gardens, TRF
Lard from The Lost Farm, Vergas
Maple Syrup from Wildwood Maple Farm, Gonvick


Chapter Charter

Chapter Contact Information

Coordinator: Marie Petry
Address: 1762 160th St, Wolverton
Phone Number: 218.995.2002
Email: gro.n1432370758m-afs1432370758@ziss1432370758agaek1432370758al1432370758