Local Food

Maggie Montgomery

According to master gardener Carmen Griggs, leafy greens are making the “world tour” for Itasca County in 2019. One Vegetable One Community (aka OVOC) started in 2017 with a focus on beans, then graduated to carrots (“the root of wonder”) in 2018.


  "Steinman shows us we can confront the power of food retailser and create an inclusive, health promoting, and sustainable food system" Rod MacRae, Asssociate Professor York University. 

What does restoration agriculture look like for those of us who live in USDA Zone 3? According to Mark Shepard, founder of New Forest Farm and keynote speaker at this year’s Iron Range Earth Fest, we should look in our ditches. “What it would look like in USDA Zone 3 is a lot like the brush on the side of the road, except it would be a lot more consciously chosen; a lot more intentionally designed.


Friday mornings Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger gives us the scoop on the stories they've been covering this week.  This time:

-Major bumps in the road causing rough rides for Hwy 169 travelers between Virginia and Tower

-A new Ely community wellness center

Northern Community Radio

Mackenzie Lindahl is Bemidji Minnesota’s very own Cheese Queen and a favorite on 91.7 KAXE/90.5 KBXE’s Morning Show. Mackenzie is cheese buyer and perishables manager at Harmony Natural Foods Co-op, where she has worked for 17 years. She earned her crown because…well…she loves cheese!