Finland Food Chain Newsletter

January 2023
Finland Farmers Market January Winter Market
Winter & Spring Educational Series 2023
UMD Students Come to Finland
Community Lunch for Seniors
Community Potluck
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Recipe – Norwegian Hard Lefsa
Featured Video – Finland Food Chain Sustains Community
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

December 2022
Producer Profile – Big Lake Microgreens
Finland Farmers Market Winter Markets
Finland Wild Rice House Year in Review
Community Lunch for Seniors
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Recipe – Norwegian Christmas Toast
Featured Video – Best Crops To Plant In December
Upcoming Events – Save the Date! 
Quips and Quotes

November 2022
Producer Profile – Finnskogen Farm
Finland Farmers Market Summer 2022 Season
Finland Farmers Market Winter Market
Harvest Booya Festival 2022 Recap
Ei Roskaa “No Rubbish” Recycling & Composting Project
Continuing Our Education on the Importance of Manoomin
Community Lunch for Seniors
November Community Potluck
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Recipe – Grouse Northwoods
Featured Video – The Past, Present & Future of Agriculture in Northeastern MN

October 2022
Producer Profile – Kallico
Finland Wild Rice House: 2022 Season
Community Lunch for Seniors
Community Potlucks Are Back
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Finland Farmers Market Winter Markets
October Twin Ports Climate Conversation
Featured Recipe – Mother’s Cardamon Bread
Featured Video – Root Cellaring in Northern MN

September 2022
Harvest Booya Festival
Job Opening! Finland Farmers Market Coordinator
Producer Profile – Barefeet Enterprises
Finland Wild Rice House
Wild Rice Manoomin Demonstration Camp
Healthy Brain Food Demo @ the Farmers Market!
Finland Farmers Market & Bay Area Produce Stand
Community Potlucks Are Back
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Recipe – Late Summer Zucchini & Potato Quiche
Featured Video – 7 Best Wild Edible Mushrooms for Beginning Foragers

August 2022
Harvest Booya Festival
Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music Fest
Sisu Community Cafe Open House
Lake Superior SFA Farm Tours
Wild Rice / Manoomin Season is Almost Here
Producer Profile – Finland Wild Rice House
Finland Farmers Market & Bay Area Produce Stand
Featured Recipe – Wild Rice Breakfast Rice
Featured Video – Why Wild Rice Harvesting in Minnesota is Endangered

July 2022
Sisu Community Cafe Pop Up
Wild Rice / Manoomin Season is Almost Here
Farmer’s Market in Full Swing
Producer Profile – Big Cedar Farm
Featured Recipe – Rhubarb Salsa
Agrophenology – Planting with the Seasons
Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music Fest
Spanish Camp 2022

June 2022
Welcome to Our New Staff
Producer Profile – Maxwell’s Woodland Nursery
Forager Corner – Morel Mushrooms
Gathering Cycle of the Year
Finland Farmer’s Market
Give Peas a Chance Community Garden

May 2022
Cold Sowing Interview with Audrey Logan
Forager Corner – Ramps
Finland Farmer’s Market
Finland Food Chain is Hiring
Wild Rice Call for Mentors and Apprentices
Ei Roska Recycling and Compost Meeting
2022 Green Door Smelt Fry

April 2022
Finland Agricultural History – D. Anderson’s Tree Farm
Finland Food Chain is Hiring
Sisu Community Cafe Updates
Wild Rice Call for Mentors and Apprentices
Wolf Ridge 50th Speaker Series
Arrowhead Local Foods Directory

March 2022
March Farmers Market
Wild Rice Call for Mentors and Apprentices
Treaty Rights Presentation
Thank you, Abby
Wild Rice Coordinator Jop Opening
Mapping Agricultural Lands

February 2022
March Farmers Market
Producer Profile: Agate Acres
St. Urho’s Flies the Coop
Making Mojakka

January 2022
Winter Farmer’s Markets Updates
January Zoominar: Manoomin / Wild Rice Conservation
Lake Superior SFA Annual Meeting
Seed Saving: Finnskogen Farm

December 2021
Winter Farmer’s Markets
January Zoominar: Manoomin / Wild Rice Conservation
2021: The Year in Numbers
Looking Ahead

November 2021
Winter farmers Markets
Producer Profile: AgroEcology Center
Recipe: Creamed Hearty Greens
Art of Hosting; Finland, MN

October 2021
Virtual Cooking Zoom: Wild Rice Stuffed Squash
Finland Farmers Market Season Ends
Finland Wild Rice House “Caps” it’s Journey
Tribute to Kiva Black

September 2021
Finland Farmers Market and Produce Stand Location Changes
Finland’s Wild Rice House Nears End of It’s First Season!
Local Foods To Be Featured In a New North Shore Restaurant
Recipe: Popped Wild Rice
Give Peas a Chance Celebrates Their First Year With a Garden Party

August 2021
Progress Report: Wild Rice Project
Zoominar: Nutrition of Manoomin/Wild Rice
Recipe: Locally sourced Grilled Trout
Stop and Smell the Tomatoes!
Upcoming Events: Tori, Garden Party, and Booya!
Of Bears and Berries

July 2021
Finland Farmers Market Live Music and Demos
Wild Rice Facility Update
Taste of the Season: Sautéed Kale with Bacon
Producer Profile: Baptism River BBQ
Spreading the Word…  Web Resources

June 2021
Finland Farmers Market SEASON OPENER
Live Cooking Demo at FFM
NEW: Finland Produce Stand
Taste of the Season: Grilled Garlic Scapes
Meet our Newest Team Members
Community Food Council Meeting
Booya’s BACK
Producer Profile: Little Waldo Farm

May 2021
Finland Farmers Market
Introducing the Finland Produce Stand
New Team Facilitator Announced
Gardener’s Corner
Making Kimchi and basic sauerkraut recipe
Job Opportunities: Finland Food Chain is Hiring
The Gathering Cycle revisited
Waste to Resource Task Force
Did You Miss It?  Links to Past Webinars

April 2021
Webinar: Preparing Pasties
Community Garden Work Day
Compost 4 Sale
Farewell to Stefan Meyer
Job Opportunities: Finland Food Chain is Hiring
Webinar: Orchard Integrated Pest Management
Waste to Resource Task Force
Finland Farmers Market: Calling all vendors  
The Gathering Cycle Revisited
Ongoing Projects and Web Events

March 2021
Making Mojakka (Hearty Finnish Stew) Webinar 
Wild Rice Project Updates
Is the Finland Area Local Producer’s Buying Group for you?
Community Food Council
Producer Profile: Salt & Light Heritage Farm
Job Opportunity: North Shore AgroEcology Center 
Soils Webinar: How to test, evaluate nurture and grow your soil
Haudenosaunee: Three Sisters Gardening and Seed Saving Webinar
Ongoing projects and Web Events

February 2021
Your Opportunity to Help
Give Peas a Chance: Garden Planning Webinar
It’s Maple Syrup Season
Producer Profiles: Minnesota Syrup Co & Sawtooth Mountain Syrup Co.
Making Mojakka (Hearty Finnish Stew) Webinar and Meal Kits
Blazing Trails: Training opportunity – Navigating Minnesota’s Food Laws
Ongoing projects and Web Events

January 2021
Upcoming Webinar: Pruning Apple Trees
Online Farmers Market
Forest Assisted Migration Project
Gathering Cycle of the Year: Experiencing the Gathering Cycle
FFC Welcomes Dan Cahill Mathews as Education and Outreach Coordinator
Producer Profile: Sve Commercial Fishing
Ongoing projects and Web Events

December 2020
Go Local for Your Holiday Feast
Give Peas a Chance, Our Community Garden Grows
Producer Profile: Beyond Nuts
Gathering Cycle of the Year: Winter Gathering Opportunities
Ongoing Projects

November 2020
Finland Farmers Market Goes Online For Winter
Flint Corn Webinar: Nixtamalization Process
Finland Food Chain is Hiring
Gathering Cycle of the Year
Ongoing projects

October 2020
The 2020 Finland Farmers Market Wraps-up… (Or Does It??)
Finland Community Garden – Digging Deep and Building Up
Flint Corn Harvest
Wild Rice Processing Facility Coming to Downtown Finland in 2021
The Gathering Cycle of the Year
Ongoing Projects

September 2020
Finland Farmers Market Today
Creating New Food Systems
Community Garden Work Party
Fall grants for MN Farmers
FFC Welcomes Laurie Kallinen as General Coordinator
The Gathering Cycle of the Year

August 2020
Finland Farmers Market Today
Upcoming Events and Ways To Get Involved
Local Growers Trialing New Oilseed Cover Crop
Wild Rice Project Moves Forward
The Gathering Cycle of the Year

July 2020
ZOOMinar Education Series
Land Development & Homesteading Techniques with the North Shore AgroEcology Center 
Finland Farmers Market
A Goodbye…
The Gathering Cycle of the Year

June 2020
Community Conversation
ZOOMinar Education Series
Flint Corn Update
Community Garden Update
The Gathering Cycle of the Year

May 2020
Get Ready for the Finland Farmers Market 2020
Join a Flint Corn Growing Collective This Summer
Help Build a Community Garden in Finland
ZOOMinar Education Series
Introducing a New Member of the FFC Team
A Call for Feedback on Future Projects
The Gathering Cycle of the Year

April 2020
Finland Farmers Market
Online Ordering Initiative 
Education & Community Outreach
Infrastructure and Producer Education 
ZOOMinar Education Series