We’re Getting an Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven!

At long last, we are getting an outdoor wood-fired oven under one of the pavilions on the grounds at the Clair Nelson Center! We have been working toward this and fundraising for a number of years and it is very exciting that it is finally happening. We’re hoping to have the oven up and running…

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Finland Farmers Market Summer 2023 Recap

by Kyle Flack, Finland Farmers Market Coordinator The Summer Farmers Market this year was a great success for everyone involved. A variety of wonderful vendors were here each week offering their delicious products for sale at a great price. But that’s just one aspect of our amazing market. Many customers are drawn to the market…

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Job Posting: Operations Lead

Join the Leadership Team of the Friends of the Finland Community! Operations Lead Position Friends of Finland is a vibrant nonprofit organization supporting a wide variety of community programs, and we have grown to where we are looking for a person with organizational expertise to strengthen and expand the work we do. Deadline to apply…

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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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Thank You to All Who Helped Put on Camp Finland 2022!

Camp Finland 2022 would not have been possible without the generous support of: The Duluth Superior Community Area Foundation – Silver Bay Charitable Fund, Northland Foundation, North Shore Collaborative, Cliffs Foundation, Tracy Family Foundation, Beaver Bay and Crystal Bay townships, Trestle Inn, and many other individual donors. Many thanks our amazing staff: Lucy Carlson, Amber…

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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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Keeping the Finland Community Connected

While the Clair Nelson Center remains closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 virus, we are still working on ways to serve community needs safely. One way is through internet and technology services, especially related to telehealth.  Thanks to CARES Act Funding distributed by Lake County, the Community Center was recently able to…

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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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Camp Finland 2019 Was a Huge Success!

This year, we put on the biggest and best Camp Finland we have ever had from June 17th through 21st! We hosted 29 kids ages 5-11 for the Day Camp and 23 teens ages 12-19 for the Teen Camp, so 52 youth total! This was the most elaborate Camp we have ever put on. Teen…

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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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