Everyone is welcome to shop or just look around at farmers markets in the Northland. A farmers market is where farmers can sell their products or produce to customers directly. It’s a great place to find healthy, local, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Many also sell meats, preserves, syrup, cheeses, baked goods, plants and more. Shopping at a farmers market... Continue Reading
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
Once again, food is bringing people together. Riverwood Health Center in Aitkin, Minnesota has an appetite for change. They are making connections one bite at a time to bring healthier food to patients, staff, and visitors. Check out this video from KBJR.
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
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
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
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