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SDSPA Newsletters

  • SDSPA Newsletter- June 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- June 2020
    This month features: SDSPA Farmers Market Chapter Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for Specialty Crop Producers Black Hills Farmers Market Feature S.D. Local Foods Network Listening Sessions SDSPA 2020 Legislative Update Upcoming Events- Farmers Selling Online – Choosing a Platform...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- May 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- May 2020
    This month features: S.D. Grown, Raised & Processed Foods Currently Available SDSPA Farmers Market Chapter Farmers Market Manager Meeting May 5 Cody Road Black Currants Farm Feature NRCS Fruit Project Vermillion Area Farmers Market Feature Zoom Conference Access- Membership Benefit Upcoming...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- April 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- April 2020
    This month features: 41 Farmers Markets in S.D. SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting Recap & New Board Members SDSPA 2020 Membership Due Prairie Moon Herbs Farm Feature Seeking Black Current Growers Zoom Conference Access- Membership Benefit Website Development Program for specialty...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- March 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- March 2020
    This month features: SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting March 7 & Carol Ford Webinar Website Development Program for specialty producers Svec Farm Feature Bizzy Lizzy Flourless Bakery Feature Lakota Food Summit recap REAL Scholarship Awardees Grants- Specialty Crop Block Grant, USDA- Value...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- February 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- February 2020
    This month features: AgFest 2020 recap, MTI job fair, REAL Scholarship, Specialty Crop Block Grant priorities, member letter from Tom Barnes, 2020 Membership Drive, Food Safety Workshop Feb. 5 in Sioux Falls, Agritourism Workshop Feb. 20-21 in Pierre, SDSPA Annual Membership Meeting...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- January 2020
    SDSPA Newsletter- January 2020
    This month features: 2020 Membership Drive, Avera Executive Chef, Nicholas Skajewski, Agritourism and direct sales survey, Agritourism workshop Feb. 20-21 in Pierre, grants, new co-packers & shared commercial kitchens webpage & more! SDSPA Newsletter- Jan. 2020 SDSPA provides regular communications on current...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- December 2019
    SDSPA Newsletter- December 2019
    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 SDSPA & more! SDSPA Newsletter- Dec. 2019 SDSPA provides...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- November 2019
    SDSPA Newsletter- November 2019
    This month features: Gardens, High Tunnel & Geothermal Greenhouse Tour at REDCO Thank You & Farewell to Cory Tomovick Sinte Gleska High Tunnels & Gardens Stengel Seed & Grain Provides Tour of Organic Seed Processing Big Stone Pumpkin Patch Showcases...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- October (Mid Month) 2019
    SDSPA Newsletter- October (Mid Month) 2019
    This month features: S.D. Local Foods Conference Line Up Deep Winter Greenhouse Production with Carol Ford Embracing Tribal Sovereignty to Promote Local Foods with Kelsey Ducheneaux Nose to Tail Chef Experience- Sit Down Guided Meal SDSPA Newsletter- October (Mid Month) 2019...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- October 2019
    SDSPA Newsletter- October 2019
    This month features: S.D. Local Foods Conference Value Added Ag Day at the State Fair AgriCulture on the Square Thunder Valley CDC Features Food Sovereignty Initiatives Oyate Teca Project Tour Grants South Dakota Farm to School Resource Book SDSPA Website SDSPA...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- September 2019
    SDSPA Newsletter- September 2019
    This month features: Organic Seed Processing & Pumpkin Patch Agritourism Tours in Milbank Sept. 13 Geothermal Greenhouse & High Tunnel Production Tours Sept. 7 in Mission Growing Community in Custer: Dakota Greens- Custer Greenhouse & Nursery Custer Regional Hospital- Healing Garden Tour...
  • SDSPA Newsletter- August (Mid Month) 2019
    SDSPA Newsletter- August (Mid Month) 2019
    This month features: Value Added Ag Day Geothermal Greenhouse & High Tunnel Production Tours Sept. 7 in Mission Hydroponics & Grass Fed Beef Recap Local Foods Fair Recap Grants SDSPA Website SDSPA Newsletter-August (Mid Month) 2019 SDSPA provides regular communications on...

Upcoming Local Food Events

  1. Recipe to Reality Seminar

    August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Midwest Aronia Association Conference

    October 2 - October 3
  3. 2020 ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

    October 7 - October 8
  4. Recipe to Reality Seminar

    October 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. 2020 International Workshop on Agritourism

    October 27 - October 29
  6. 2020 South Dakota Local Foods Conference

    November 5 - November 7
  7. 2021 Soil Health Coalition-Soil Health Conference

    January 6, 2021 - January 7, 2021