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Students at McGregor School District Dig Their Farmers!

October 17, 2017 Leave your thoughts

This month, students at McGregor School District will be eating squash grown by Gilby’s Nursery & Orchard in Palisade, MN. If you or your school aren’t sure what to do with  squash, you can stop wondering now! Learn everything you need to know from this Squash-Harvest of The Month Family Newsletter  provided by Aitkin County SHIP and partners. You’ll find... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Visiting a Farmers’ Market

June 28, 2017 1 Comment

When you walk into a grocery store, you usually know what to do. You get a cart or basket and, depending on what you need, head that direction. Fresh foods are usually on the perimeter of the store. Packaged items are in isles, in the middle of the store. But when entering a farmers’ market there can be different rules... Continue Reading

Unique Local Champions Promote Healthy Eating!

December 16, 2016 Leave your thoughts

When Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) coordinators work in schools or cities or other settings, they often have someone they call “a champion.” These are the key people who are great to work with because they are excited to help make healthy choices easy choices for everyone. They are the ones who say “Yes! Let’s have walking meetings at work,” or... Continue Reading

Beet Hummus recipe

May 16, 2016 Leave your thoughts

This spring, students in Duluth, Two Harbors and Silver Bay got the chance to test taste beet hummus in their lunchrooms as part of the Healthy Northland Farm to School initiative. Students at East High School in Duluth gave the hummus great reviews – 112 said they want it served again, 66 said it was okay and only seven said... Continue Reading

Farm to Institution networking event in Palisade

February 17, 2016 Leave your thoughts

A Farm to Institution networking event is being hosted in Palisade, MN on March 29. Many partners from the Healthy Northland-supported Farm to School program in Aitkin will be part of the event. Register here. WHAT:   Farm to Institution Networking Event WHEN:   9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 29 WHERE: Palisade/Long Lake Conservation Center, 28952 438th Lane, Palisade, MN 56469 COST:... Continue Reading

Building a market for local foods in Cook County

January 5, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Feeding ourselves in the tip of the Arrowhead in Cook County is becoming more and more important. The third iteration of the Statewide Health Improvement Program supported a number of efforts in the northernmost county of the Northland to making healthy food more accessible. A new weekday farmers market started in 2015 in Grand Marais showcased 8-10 local producers every... Continue Reading