2022 Summer Farmers Market Wrap-Up

It was another incredible summer season for the Finland Farmers Market.  This summer it became very apparent that the market is growing and reaching more and more people in the area!  We had record attendance this year. After crunching some numbers, it’s been determined that over 1600 people came and enjoyed music and food here…

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From Concept to Completion! Finland Wild Rice House “Caps” its Journey

The Finland Wild Rice House – Manoomin Waakaa’igan – Villirisi Talo capped off its first season with a shed roof built by Sonju Lake Sawmill and Timber Framing. It has been an interesting season for wild rice. The drought impacted rice stalks and bed numbers, some waterways were deemed inaccessible due to forest fires or…

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Another Successful Finland Farmers Market Season Ends!

by Katee Ristuccia, Finland Farmers Market Coordinator A big thank you to all our vendors and supporters that came out to supply and purchase delicious locally sourced food and sustain our local farms! What a entertaining year of both live music and weekly food demos we all shared. This summer we had musicians from all…

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The 2020 Finland Farmers Market Wraps Up… (or Does it??)

October 8th was the final market day for the regular market season. As everyone knows, 2020 has been a trying year for all, and made for an unusual market year filled with face masks, one-way customer flows and lots of hand-washing. Despite the challenges faced by all, the Finland Farmers Market had a stellar year.…

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**Postponed** Announcing the First Ever Finland Food Chain Conference!

**This conference has been canceled but watch this webpage and our Facebook page for updates on rescheduling.** The first ever Finland Food Chain Conference has been **Postponed** Activities & Classes Include: Farmers Market, Seed & Scion Swap, Grafting, Gathering & Growing Food, Bee Keeping, Making Value-Added Products & Cottage Food, and Mushroom Cultivation! Is cost an issue? Volunteer and/or…

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The Finland Food Chain Project 2019

Hopefully you’ve already heard about it, but 2019 marks the launch of the Finland Food Chain project, a 3 year project funded by Bush Foundation Community Innovation funds, with a mission to create an equitable and interrelated local food system that increases access to healthy foods and builds local wealth in Finland Minnesota and the…

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What’s New at the Finland Farmers Market for 2019?

Get Ready for the Finland Farmers Market 2019! Summer 2019 at the Clair Nelson Center Starting June 13th and continuing through October 3rd! Every Thursday evening from 5-6:30 pm Under the Pavilion at the Clair Nelson Center 6866 Cramer Road Finland, MN 55603 Vendors: 1st week is free! – $5 per week or $50 for…

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Finland Food Chain Project Structure

The group of people that assisted with writing the grant proposal or who are representatives of groups that played a key role in the grant proposal is called the Heart. This group consists of Marc Smith, Kaare Melby, Stefan Meyer, Karl Klinker, Honor Schauland, Lise Abazs, David Abazs and Shannon Walz. The Heart’s role is…

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Next Steps in the Finland Community Food Conversation

We’ve met twice now, first on April 6th and then again on April 28th to talk about local food in our community – what we are calling the Finland Food Chain. Each time was great – lots of people attended and contributed ideas and inspiration. The first event on April 6th was just to get…

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