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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Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers

Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers

Educational Webinar Series for Specialty Food Producers The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has announced a new educational series for local food producers, Farmers Markets managers and vendors, and others interested in selling direct to consumers.  “We are hosting free training for producers to get together

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2021 Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Application

2021 Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Application

2021 Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Application The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association is proud to announce a new Farmers Market Signage Sponsorship Program. Through this program, five eligible markets may receive up to $450 in reimbursement for signage. To apply for Farmers Market Signage sponsorship from SDSPA,

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Website Development Program Available for Specialty Producers

Website Development Program Available for Specialty Producers

Website Development Program Available for Specialty Producers The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is continuing a program that offers assistance in building new websites or updating the look, mobile accessibility, or Search Engine Optimization of an existing website for specialty crop producers.   SDSPA received a Specialty

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Agritourism, pumpkins, bees and herbs featured at Ag Day

Agritourism, pumpkins, bees and herbs featured at Ag Day

Agritourism, pumpkins, bees and herbs featured at Ag Day 2020 Prairie Moon Herbs and Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch showcased their businesses during the 17th Annual Ag Day at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls on Oct. 10, 2020. The purpose of this free event is to communicate the importance of

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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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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

Minority Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre

Minority Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre

Minority Crop Growers and Beekeepers Suffer Defeat in Pierre The following synopsis is provided by the Legislative Action Committee of the South Dakota Specialty Producers Association on the proceedings related to bill HB 1171. For the third year in a row, a bill (HB 1171) heavily supported by

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