Learn!

Below you will find resources and handouts that will help you find, buy, gather and grow local food for your friends and family.

Finland Area Gathering Cycle of the Year
An overview of the wild foods available in the Finland, MN area arranged by harvest time.

The Past, Present, and Future of Agriculture in North-Eastern Minnesota
An overview of the rich history of local agriculture, how we lost local production over the years, and what possibilities the future holds for building a local food system that provides the nutritional needs of our local population.

Virtual Grafting Tutorial with Deb Shubat
Learn the basics of grafting from an expert!

Minnesota Cottage Food & Value-Added Products Video Webinar with Cindy Hale
Get the skinny on what the current Cottage Food Laws allow you to do, how to register and complete the online or face to face training requirement.

Where to buy Local Foods
A guide to help you find food that is grown, raised and processed in and around the Finland, Minnesota region.

Root Cellaring in Northern MN
A brief introduction to small & large, above or below grade root cellar designs will be followed by a panel discussion with 4-5 growers sharing their expertise and experience in designing, building, and using homesteading, farm-scale to community-scale root cellars.

Slideshows:
Finding, Buying, and Gathering Locally Grown and Wild Food (PDF)
Storing Locally Grown and Wild Food: From Drying to Fermenting (PDF)
Grafting Class Slides (PDF)