Finland Food Chain Newsletter

May 2024
Food Producers Visioning Session
Grow Your Own Edible Mushrooms
Finland Farmers Market Summer Markets
Y-ker Acres Tasting at Finland Co-op
Free Webinar: Why Minnesota’s Manoomin/Psíŋ Needs Your Help
Poultry to the People
Help Us Update Our Local Food Directory
May Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
Featured Video: Wine Cap Mushroom Bio-beds
Featured Recipe: Kimchi
Upcoming Events – Save the Date
Quips and Quotes
Support the Finland Food Chain

April 2024
We Can Change the World!
Finland Farmers Market April Market
Potential Food Producers Visioning Session
Finland Wild Rice House
Wild Rice Management Webinar Series
Poultry to the People
SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Summer Markets
April Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
ServSafe Class
Help Us Update Our Local Food Directory
Featured Video: The Gathering Cycle Of the Year – Spring
Featured Recipe: Making Kimchi/Fish Sauerkraut with Kevin Bond
Upcoming Events – Save the Date
Quips and Quotes
Support the Finland Food Chain

March 2024
Poultry to the People Project (P2P)
St. Urho’s Day Mojakka Lunch
St. Urho’s Day Pancake Breakfast
Finland Farmers Market Spring Markets
Help Us Update Our Local Food Directory
Head to the Kitchen Workshop
Northland Food Forum
Give Peas a Chance Community Garden Plots
The Finland Wild Rice Project Wants to Hear From YOU
March Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
Featured Video: Raising Chickens in the Northland
Featured Recipe: Making Mojakka
Upcoming Events – Save the Date
Quips and Quotes
Support the Finland Food Chain

February 2024
Producer Profile: Mary Beth Cmielewski
Finland Farmers Market Winter & Spring Markets
Pasty Sale at the February Winter Market
Help Us Update Our Local Food Directory
The Finland Wild Rice Project Wants to Hear From YOU
February Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
Northern MN Homesteading Group
Northland Food Forum
Online Certificate Course on Regenerative Agriculture
Featured Video & Recipe – Preparing Pasties with Dan Cahill Mathews
Upcoming Events – Save the Date! 
Quips and Quotes

January 2024
Finland Food Chain, a Year In Review
Finland Farmers Market Winter Markets
January Winter Market: Pasty Sale
Help Us Update Our Local Food Directory
The Finland Wild Rice Project Wants to Hear From YOU
Beginner Farmer Apprenticeship Project Year in Review
North Shore Farmers Winter Meet-up: Registration Open
January Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
Featured Video – Finland Firewood Traditions
Featured Recipe – Hot Buttered Cider w/ Ginger & Cinnamon
Upcoming Events – Save the Date! 
Quips and Quotes

December 2023
Castle Danger Brewery Pints for a Cause Supports the Finland Food Chain
Finland Farmers Market Winter Markets
December Winter Market: Day of 1,000 Tamales
Help Us Update Our Local Food Directory
Finland MN Historical Society Presents: Pikku Joulu
Gathering Cycle of the Year: December
The Finland Wild Rice Project Wants to Hear From YOU
December Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
Featured Video – This is Finland
Featured Recipe – Tyyne’s Cardamom Bread
Support the Finland Food Chain
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

November 2023
Finland Farmers Market Summer Season Recap
Finland Farmers Market Winter Markets
Castle Danger Brewery Pints for a Cause
Harvest Booya Festival Recap
Give to the Max: Support the Finland Food Chain
Gathering Cycle of the Year: November
Finland Wild Rice Project 2023 Season Recap
The Finland Wild Rice Project Wants to Hear From YOU
November Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
North Shore AgroEcology Center is Seeking a Winter Caretaker
Free MN State Park Day
Featured Video – How to Make Your Own Healing Evergreen Tea
Featured Recipe – Grouse Northwoods
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

October 2023
Producer Profile: Finnish History- Stories From the Past
Final Finland Farmers Market of the Season
Harvest Booya Festival
Finland MN Historical Society Annual Meeting
Happy Autumn from the Finland Wild Rice Project
Gathering Cycle of the Year: October
Vote for OCA’s North Shore AgroEcology Center
2nd Annual Beaver Bay Octobeerfest & Herring Fry
Community Lunch for Seniors
October Community Potluck Costume Party
Featured Video – Friends of Finland Strategic Plan
Featured Recipe – Apple Bread
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

September 2023
Producer Profile: Finland Wild Rice House
Finland Farmers Market
Gathering Cycle of the Year: September
OCA’s North Shore AgroEcology Center Public Farm Tours
Harvest Booya Festival
Community Lunch for Seniors
September Community Potluck
Friends Annual Meeting & Potluck
Featured Video – Minnesota’s Journey With Wild Rice: A Brief History
Featured Recipe – Wild Rice Chicken Salad by Baptism River BBQ
Upcoming Events – Save the Date! 
Quips and Quotes

August 2023
Producer Profile: Superior National Forest
Gathering Cycle of the Year: August
Finland Farmers Market
Finland Wild Rice Project Manoomin Skills Class
Finland Wild Rice House is Hiring!
Finland Wild Rice Project Season-Opener Celebration Day
Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music Festival
OCA’s AgroEcology Center Farm Tours
Save the Date: Harvest Booya Festival
Community Lunch for Seniors
August Community Potluck
The Land Access Alliance is Hiring!
Featured Video: Land Development & Homesteading Techniques
Featured Recipe: Charred Tomatillo Verde Salsa
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

July 2023
Producer Profile: North Shore AgroEcology Center
Finland Farmers Market Swag
Finland Food Chain Seeks Community Input
Finland Wild Rice Project 2023 Mentorship Program
Webinar: State Funds Available for Farmers, Processors, & Landowners
Emerging Farmers Down Payment Assistance Grant Program
July Community Potluck
Community Lunch for Seniors
Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music Festival
Featured Video: Finland Food Chain Sustains Community
Featured Recipe: Rhubarb Salsa
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

June 2023
Finland Farmers Market Summer Markets
Finland Wild Rice Project Webinar
AgroEcology Center: Wine Cap Mushroom Class
Finland Wild Rice Project 2023 Mentorship Program Registration
June Community Potluck
Tori Finnish Marketplace & Music Festival
Community Lunch for Seniors
Finland Food Chain Seeks Community Input
Finland Cooperative Visioning Questionnaire
Featured Video: Gathering Cycle of the Year – Spring
Featured Recipe: Fresh Catch Grilled Trout
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

May 2023
Producer Profile: Sve Commercial Fishing
Finland Farmers Market Coming Soon!
Spring Educational Series 2023
Finland Wild Rice Project Webinar Series
May Community Potluck
Ronnie Cummins (1946-2023)
Community Lunch for Seniors
Finland Cooperative Visioning Questionnaire
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Video: Gathering Cycle of the Year – May
Featured Recipe: Pasties
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

April 2023
Finland Farmers Market April Market
Producer Profile – Blue Willow Trading Post
Spring Educational Series 2023
April Community Potluck
Finland Cooperative Visioning Questionnaire
Community Lunch for Seniors
ServSafe Class at the Clair Nelson Center
Home-Based Food Entrepreneur Virtual National Conference
Art of Hosting – Madison, WI
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Recipe – Maple Old Fashioned
Featured Video – Maple Syrup Season in Finland
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

March 2023
Finland Food Chain Visioning Questionnaire
Finland Farmers Market Spring Markets
Spring Educational Series 2023
Finland Cooperative Visioning Questionnaire
Community Lunch for Seniors
March Community Potluck
Northland Food Forum
Home-Based Food Entrepreneur Virtual National Conference
Art of Hosting – Madison, WI
North Shore AgroEcology Center is Hiring
ServSafe Class at the Clair Nelson Center
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Recipe – Making Mojakka with Dan Cahill Mathews
Featured Video – The Gathering Cycle of the Year – Spring
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

February 2023
Reflection of the Work of the Finland Food Chain
Finland Farmers Market Winter & Spring Markets
Winter / Spring Educational Series 2023
Finland Food Chain Visioning Questionnaire
Proposed Recycling & Composting Facility Update
Finland Cooperative Visioning Questionnaire
North Shore Farmers Winter Meet Up
Community Lunch for Seniors
Community Potluck
Home-Based Food Entrepreneur Virtual National Conference
Art of Hosting – Madison, WI
The Tuesday Gathering Place
Featured Recipe – Finnish Pancakes
Featured Video – Finland Food Chain Sustains Community
Upcoming Events – Save the Date!
Quips and Quotes

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 Farmers Markets Updates
January Zoominar: Manoomin / Wild Rice Conservation
Lake Superior SFA Annual Meeting
Seed Saving: Finnskogen Farm

December 2021
Winter Farmers 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 & 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