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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Local Foods Celebrated at 10th Annual Conference

Local Foods Celebrated at 10th Annual Conference

Local Foods Celebrated at 10th Annual Conference Producers, chefs, market managers, consumers and those with a passion for local foods came together November 5-7 for the 2020 S.D. Local Foods Conference. This was the 10th annual conference, and the first virtual conference! All events took place online

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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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Producer Feature: Bear Butte Gardens

Producer Feature: Bear Butte Gardens

Producer Feature: Bear Butte Gardens Bear Butte Gardens is located just 5 miles northeast of Sturgis along Highway 79 right on the way to Bear Butte State Park.  Michelle and Rick Grosek have been operating the gardens and greenhouses since 2011.  In 2012 the Groseks received organic

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