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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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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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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2020 Value Added Ag Day

2020 Value Added Ag Day

Join us for Value Added Ag Center Day at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron, SD. The event is Sept. 3 from 9 AM- 4 PM. It will include local food and other agricultural vendors, presentations and an ice cream social! Fair admission is required to

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