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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Local & Handmade Timber Frame Project at the Clair Nelson Center

As the pandemic recedes and makes way for new hope, our hearts will be warmed to see new life in the form of a long awaited equipment shed that reflects the values of our community. This May 21st we’ll be sending off an old friend of the Finland community and welcoming a new one. That…

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A Great Loss to Our Community: Kiva (Dennis) Black

Kiva Black  – July 26, 1963 ~ September 19, 2021 Kiva (Dennis) Black passed away September 19th after a short battle with stage IV colon cancer. Kiva was an integral part of the region, working as Sales Manager for the North Shore Journal, and very active in the community, living in the Finland area.  His…

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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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Strategic Planning Potluck Results

For the past month, the Friends of Finland Board has been seeking community input as they develop a strategic plan for 2022-27. Posters, ads in the North Shore Journal, and in-person outreach by staff and board members have generated some great ideas and comments from folks. These ideas were all on display at the September…

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Light in the Dark

2020 has been a lot of hard work to adapt to ever changing circumstances. I have struggled personally. I have watched all of the staff struggle individually. We have struggled together. We have watched our community struggle while we all feel cut off from each other in so many ways. It feels like it took…

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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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COVID Decisions for Clair Nelson Center – Phase 3

Dear Folks, It’s been a long weird couple of months since this COVID-19 thing started and we had to make the hard decision to suspend community activities at the Clair Nelson Center. Now things are opening up again, kind of, and we are in the position of having to figure out what is allowed and…

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Community During COVID-19

Dear Community folks, we miss you! It’s good that we are all sheltering in place and doing our part to keep our most vulnerable community members safe and healthy, but it feels pretty strange to run a Community Center that community members can’t visit right now. It’s even harder when we know that some of…

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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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