Two workshops related to food preservation are coming up at Cabela’s in Rogers. •“Making and Marketing Jams and Jellies” is a workshop for those interested in selling home-produced jams and jellies at farmers markets or community events. The workshop will address producing a quality product, home processing and equipment, food safety from harvest to process, [...]
District 728 Community Education is offering several upcoming home and garden classes. They include: •Spruce Tip Decorating, 10–11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. $45 for one session. •Silver and Gold Holiday Decor, 7–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. $25 for one session. •Hanging Holiday Pinecone, 10–11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. $25 for one session. •Holiday Floral Arrangement, [...]
The University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station have released Minnesota Gardening 2012, a calendar developed for home gardening and landscape enthusiasts across the state. Each month, in addition to the full-page color photo, the calendar features tips for lawn, garden and houseplant care, maps of average frost-free dates, and USDA Plant Hardiness [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor As a girl growing up in Germany, Hanna Greenberg learned how to garden from the aunt who raised her. “My aunt loved flowers and she had a beautiful flower garden,” Greenberg said. “That’s where the knowledge for my flowers comes from.” Greenberg grows a variety of flowers on her farm [...]
Spring is here, and area farmers markets are getting ready for a new season. Most plan to open in June, but the one in Zimmerman will be opening May 24. The farmers market in Zimmerman prides itself on allowing only locally grown products. That means that even baked goods like banana bread must contain something [...]
by Joni Astrup Associate editor Plans are coming together for Nowthen’s first farmers market to open in June. Two organizational meetings have been very well attended and a number of people have signed up to participate, according to Dennis Blake, market manager. The farmers market will be open weekly from 3-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning June [...]
The 2011 Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The directory lists hundreds of places to find locally grown foods including orchards, farmers markets, berry farms and garden centers. To order a free directory, call 1-888-847-4866 or go to www.minnesotagrown.com.
Looking for a place to recycle clean plastic pots, trays and hanging baskets this season? Here are some area options: •Green Valley Greenhouse, 6530 Green Valley Rd., Ramsey •Nelson Nursery, 25834 Main St., Zimmerman •Prairie Restorations, 31646 128th St., Princeton •Malmborg’s, 20045 County Road 81, Maple Grove For more information, go to www.gardenminnesota.com. Minnesota Grown [...]