Use Your EBT Card at Participating Farmers Markets

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Use Your EBT Card at Participating Farmers Markets

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

6 Tips for Visiting a Farmers’ Market

June 28, 2017 Comments Off on 6 Tips for Visiting a Farmers’ Market

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

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Hospital Food Just Got Better in Aitkin, MN

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Hospital Food Just Got Better in Aitkin, MN

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.        

Unique Local Champions Promote Healthy Eating!

December 16, 2016 Comments Off on Unique Local Champions Promote Healthy Eating!

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 Comments Off on Beet Hummus recipe

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 Comments Off on Farm to Institution networking event in Palisade

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 Comments Off on Building a market for local foods in Cook County

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