Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2021

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2021

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2021 The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) joins farmers markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 1-7, 2021. In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets, like all other small businesses, have innovated to continue

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Specialty Crops Featured at Ag Day

Specialty Crops Featured at Ag Day

Specialty Crops Featured at Ag Day Children and adults attending Ag Day at the Washington Pavilion were encouraged to play with food while visiting the South Dakota Specialty Producers booth. This free event, held June 5, 2021 in Sioux Falls, featured agricultural clubs and organizations across the

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Farmers Market Rack Card to Appear at S.D. Tourist Sites

Farmers Market Rack Card to Appear at S.D. Tourist Sites

Farmers Market Rack Card to Appear at S.D. Tourist Sites The S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has developed a new rack card to promote South Dakota’s Farmers Markets to tourists across the state.  The promotional cards will appear in five S.D. Interstate Welcome Centers along Interstate 29 &

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Webinar: Reaching Your Audience- Create a Digital Marketing Strategy

Webinar: Reaching Your Audience- Create a Digital Marketing Strategy

Webinar: Reaching Your Audience- Create a Digital Marketing Strategy The S.D. Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is excited to announce an upcoming educational opportunity Thurs., April 1. Myrna Greenfield of Good Egg Marketing will present ‘Reaching your Audience: Create a Digital Marketing Strategy.’  During this session, Greenfield will

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“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 A bill (HB 1202) heavily supported by specialty crop growers, organic growers, beekeepers and even conventional commodity crop growers was defeated by the South Dakota House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 23, 2021. This simple to

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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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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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