Retail Sites Selected for Specialty Crop Promotion Project

Retail Sites Selected for Specialty Crop Promotion Project

Retail Sites Selected for Specialty Crop Promotion Project SDSPA was awarded a specialty crop block grant to support South Dakota retail sites that purchase specialty crops from at least three different South Dakota producers.  Eight retailers who completed the application have been selected to work with HenkinSchultz,

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Input for Regional Aggregation Meetings Requested 

Input for Regional Aggregation Meetings Requested 

Input for Regional Aggregation Meetings Requested  Aggregation is an opportunity for producers, especially small to medium farms, to develop a larger and more consistent market. Through aggregation, producers can collaborate with others to sell their products together.  The development of aggregation may look different based on community

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Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months

Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months

Buy Local Even in South Dakota’s Winter Months Most South Dakotans think of local foods as seasonal items. But even through our cold winters, more and more local food hubs, farmers markets and direct to consumer producers are open for business year-round. Our access to fresh, healthy

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2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference sees changes, opportunities for producers The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is celebrating its tenth year. The 2020 event, Nov. 5-7 will be the first held entirely online. The SDLFC Planning Committee looks forward to discussing the new opportunities that

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Dakota Fresh Food Hub Seeks Delivery Driver

Dakota Fresh Food Hub Seeks Delivery Driver

Now Hiring: Delivery Driver Dakota Fresh Food Hub is hiring a delivery driver for our one day a week produce deliveries every Thursday, starting immediately. Hours are from about 10 am to 5 pm during our busy season (June to December) and will be less (tapering down to about

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Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory

Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory

Producers Invited to List Farm in Local Food Directory The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is made up of a diverse group of specialty and niche producers in the state. The organization works to promote non-commodity products that include fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, wine, organic crops, specialty grains,

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Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers

Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers
If you are a local grower or food producer with products currently for sale please email us to get added to this map. Trying Times for Local Specialty Crop Producers This month some of the hydroponic, greenhouse and early season specialty crop producers are doing curbside salesRead more

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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