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The Honor System: Renovating an RV For a Farm Stand, Farmer's Markets & This Year's Growing Season with Maple Ridge Produce in Aitkin

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Today we welcomed Erik Heimark and Jay Rigdon from Maple Ridge Produce in Aitkin. The growing season during this dry summer of 2021 has been tough but they've still got lots to sell - whether at their newly renovated vintage camper "on the honor system" farm stand or at farmer's markets in Grand Rapids, Aitkin and Crosby.

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Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.
John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director from 1995-2022. Now semi-retired and writing, sculpting and enjoying the good life, you can hear him on the Morning Show Fridays.