Avera McKennan Hospital Food Services & Local Food

Avera McKennan Hospital Food Services & Local Food

Avera McKennan Hospital Food Services and Local Food Questions & Answers with Nicholas Skajewski, Executive Chef    What is Avera doing to source food from local producers? We work closely with Dakota Fresh Food Hub, as well as many independent local farmers. All of our Avera McKennan

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2020 SDSPA Membership— Come Grow With Us!

2020 SDSPA Membership— Come Grow With Us!

2020 SDSPA Membership— Come Grow With Us! Membership is open to producers, processors, marketers, chefs, healthcare providers, farmers markets, agencies, consumers and others involved in local foods. Click below to learn more: Membership Letter SDSPA Fact Sheet SDSPA 2020 organization focus will be a S.D. Farmers Market Chapter, the S.D.

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SDSPA Newsletter- December 2019

SDSPA Newsletter- December 2019

SDSPA provides regular communications on current activities, news, events and trainings, new publications and grant opportunities. This month features: 2020 Membership Drive, the 2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference, Tom Barnes of Pleasant Valley Farm and Cabins, S.D. Farmers Market Survey, new local foods chef/restaurant webpage on the

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Thank You! Tom Barnes

Thank You! Tom Barnes

Thank You! Tom Barnes The Board of Directors and SDSPA Membership wish Tom Barnes the very best as he shifts his time & talents to spend more time with wife & farm partner Susan to focus on raising their goats and building their cabin rental farm experiences. 

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2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking

2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking

2019 S.D. Local Foods Conference Provides Education and Networking The S.D. Local Foods Conference (SDLFC), held Nov. 1-2 at the RedRossa Conference Center in Pierre, SD, provided educational sessions and experiences that benefited producers, chefs, consumers, resource providers and other supporters of local foods. Those involved in

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Thank You and Farewell to Cory Tomovick

Thank You and Farewell to Cory Tomovick

Cory Tomovick was hired as a S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) Service Contactor in December 2014. She hit the ground running, all the while wondering just what she was getting into. Cory brought to SDSPA fresh insight and energy and has helped to make SDSPA into what it

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S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Closes Oct. 24

S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Closes Oct. 24

S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Closes Oct. 24 Kelsey Ducheneaux will address regenerative production practices, producer friendly agricultural environments, and community-driven food systems in Friday’s keynote address.   The 2019 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) will feature keynote speaker Kelsey Ducheneaux on Friday, Nov. 1. Ducheneaux is a

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