Lake Agassiz

 One more FREE ‘Good Food From Good Farms’ event
coming up in January!

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Tues., Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji

Register today for another FREE SFA Lake Agassiz event to bring sustainable farmers and community members together for education and networking opportunities, this time in the Bemidji area.  And this will be the Lake Agassiz Chapter’s Annual Membership Meeting as well, so you can help to elect their new board of directors! (You don’t have to be a member to attend.)

Sue Doeden

Sue Doeden

Local chef Sue Doeden will once again prepare menu items using local food. Along with the chef demonstration, there will be a round-robin of four lightning workshops where the crowd will move from one to another.  Including:

  1. Lake Agassiz Chapter information table offering free membership until April 2015, and highlighting the 2015 Lake Agassiz Chicken Festival.
  2. Cheese Press for your Kitchen
  3. The Headwaters Food Sovereignty Council and Sustainable Tuesdays
  4. High Tunnels


This event is FREE, but please reserve your spot online or by calling Marie Petry at 218-995-2002.

Thank you to the NW Regional Sustainable Development Partnership for providing funding to support this event.


Small Scale Sustainable Sheep Farming
February 21, 2015, 11 a.m.
Northern Woolen Mills, Fosston, MN

This collaborative event between Redbird Farm and Lake Agassiz Chapter  will provide information on raising Reedbird Farm Sheep Croppedsheep as part of a holistically managed farm, for meat, milk and fiber as primary or secondary farm products.   The event will be at the Northern Woolen Mills and will connect those farmers wanting to add sheep to their existing operations (or those wanting to start in sheep) with local markets and people interested in products.   It will also focus on providing education and services for shepherds.
There will be guest speakers on a variety of topics related to sustainable shepherding and information available about grants and programs through the NRCS.
A lunch will be served and a tour of the mill will end the program.

Click HERE for more information.

Pre-registration required, $15 adults, $10 SFA members, children under 16 free
To Register by February 14 contact Alethea Kenney 218-657-2502 or moc.d1425701825ribde1425701825er@ei1425701825lla1425701825


News from our most recent event series:

“Good Food from Good Farms”

Lake Agassiz Event

A local foods events sponsored by SFA Lake Agassiz Chapter
Events were Nov. 5, 2014, in Thief River Falls & Jan. 15, 2015, in Detroit Lakes

Both nights 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:
1.  Lake Agassiz Sustainable Farming Association offering
free memberships until April 2015 and highlighting next year’s Lake Agassiz Chicken Festival.
2.  Homemade Cheese Presses for your kitchen.
3.  TRF Growing Forward: A local food network.
4.  Growing Vegetables in High Tunnels.
5. Natural Way Mills demonstrated and sampled their products. 

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

Contact Information

Coordinator: Marie Petry

Address: 1762 160th St, Wolverton

Phone Number: 218.995.2002

Email: gro.n1425701825m-afs1425701825@ziss1425701825agaek1425701825al1425701825