Local Foods Fair Held in Sioux Falls July 31

Local Foods Fair Held in Sioux Falls July 31

Fresh local foods & locally-fermented beverages were available for sample at the Local Foods Fair in Sioux Falls on July 31. Centered around the historic Stockyards Ag Experience Barn in Falls Park, the 2nd Annual Local Foods Fair event showcased locally-grown foods through cooking demonstrations, vendor booths,

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Agroforesty, Egg & Vegetable Tours Aug. 17 on Pine Ridge

Agroforesty, Egg & Vegetable Tours Aug. 17 on Pine Ridge

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming tours highlighting the specialty crop and local foods industry on Aug. 17, 2019. The first tour will feature the production area at Thunder Valley CDC, 290 Empowerment Drive, Porcupine, SD from 12:30-2:30 p.m. MDT. Thunder Valley CDC will provide lunch

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Regenerative Ag & Hops Featured During Summer Tour

Regenerative Ag & Hops Featured During Summer Tour

The weather was perfect for SDSPA’s Regenerative Agriculture and Growing Hops tours held on Sunday, July 21. “S.D. Specialty Producers local farm tours are such enriching community events that really connect producers and attendees with a wealth of knowledge while being wholesome family events,” said Erin Hamann,

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Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills

Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills

Gourmet Mushrooms Available in the Black Hills Dakota Mushrooms in Sioux Falls used to be the only mushroom grower in South Dakota, but not anymore. As of summer 2019, two new producers are in the Black Hills: Alan Carner (Black Hills Mushrooms, Rapid City) and Jackson Young (Young Mushrooms, Spearfish).

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New SDSPA Board Member, Cindy Tolle

New SDSPA Board Member, Cindy Tolle

Producer Feature: Cindy Tolle & Evergreen Ranch & Livestock In June, 2019 SDSPA appointed Cindy Tolle to the Board of Directors. Cindy brings a wealth of expertise to the organization. Cindy has degrees in Biology & Chemistry, Microbial Ecology, and a PhD in Chemistry & Biochemistry. She

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