Great interview with a couple of Seward tulip gardeners. By Denise Rouleau.
Seward Co-op’s 10th Annual CSA Fair
Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join us under a big tent in the parking lot for an event that’s become a co-op tradition – the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair! CSA is a direct partnership between consumers and local producers. Members of CSAs purchase shares in a farm’s harvest, which helps cover yearly operating costs. In return for that investment, members receive fresh product – delivered to a specific drop site in the Twin Cities – throughout the growing season. Seward Co-op is proud to be a meeting point for those committed to a local food economy! We’ll be hosting approximately 30 farmers on April 16; allowing community members an opportunity to visit directly with producers and to learn details about each farm’s CSA program. In addition, there will be music, raffle drawings and demos inside the co-op!
Visit Seward Co-op’s website for more information and for the list of the farms who will be in attendence:
Programs for Small Businesses with Kristen Guild of the City of Minneapolis
Join fellow SCCA members at Wells Fargo Bank for Pizza from Lucé and the chance to hear about the City’s of Minneapolis and Redesign’s small business loan programs. Topics include the 2% Loan Program, the Great Streets program, the Facade Improvement Program, and information about the Hiawatha Revolving Loan Fund.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 / 11:45 am – 1:00pm
Wells Fargo Bank / 2600 East Franklin Ave
Pizza Luce will provide lunch for $10. *Lunch is optional*
Those in the Seward and Cedar-Riverside area may have noticed more tomatoes, carrots, and peppers in their neighborhoods. Residents may have also been witness to an influx of delicious-smelling, home-cooked meals throughout their community. This increase in satisfied stomachs and a more food-conscious community can be partially attributed the work of Brian Noy and the Campus Kitchen Project.
If you subscribe to the E-Democracy Seward Community Forum, you saw Brian Noy’s invitations to a Farmers Market at the Seward Towers East. Here’s a story about his Campus Kitchens Project by Dave Madsen at Seward Redesign.
Over at the Nomi Passenger blog, Megan Goodmundson has posted a very nice tour of Farmer Stefan’s urban gardens at the Bystrom site. It’s a good primer on innovative ways to use urban spaces to grow foods. I think Farmer Stefan needs to start doing some workshops! I’ve linked the video here but be sure to also check out Megan’s blog post. More information about Farmer Stefan and the garden is at the Urban Farmer of Seward blog.
Thanks to Carol Greenwood for sending this along.