Local Foods

Local Food: Cheese!

Dec 20, 2017

Wondering what to take to a holiday get-together or what to buy someone who seems to have everything?  How about a great cheese?!  Mackenzie Lindahl, affectionately known around here as the Cheese Queen, is the cheese buyer and perishables manager at Harmony Food Co-0p in Bemidji.

Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery Facebook page

Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery in Nisswa and Baxter is owned and operated by Mike and Julie  French.  The Frenches travel the globe testing coffees to ensure they roast beans that will become the coffees beloved by their customers.  They make a conscious effort to do business with coffee farmers who grow delicious coffee and conduct thoughtful, humanitarian business practices.

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf relocated to the Bemidji Industrial Park in 2012.  The new location, on a large plot of land, provided opportunity for a food shelf farm.  The farm has produced fresh fruit and vegetables for the past four summers.  This fall, in addition to the farm, the food shelf has just completed a deep winter greenhouse that will provide fresh produce throughout the winter in addition to the summer crops.

locallylaid.com

Agriculture is not an easy line of business .  Lucie Amundson blames her husband Jason for their leap into poultry.  How did a freelance writer and a grant writer start Locally Laid?  It was what Lucie calls a "farmgument". 

Heidi Holtan

On Monday mornings we meet the people of northern MN who live their life off the beaten path.  This week Michael Schumacher and Marina Lovell who run a CSA from Cass Lake.  They talked with producer Milt Lee. 

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