This Wednesday morning on our Local Food segment local garlic farmer and Grand Rapids Farmers market vendor Jesse Davis stopped by. He's also the Member Services Manager for the MN Farmers Market Association and he told us what's going on for National Farmers Market Week. Check out Jesse's weekly column for the Grand Rapids Herald Review here:
Jason Helstrom's pastures have so much grass "we don't know what to do with it." It's the result of a grazing practice he uses on Helstrom Farm in Hibbing that mimics the eating, trampling and fertilizing actions of the thousands of bison that built the great prairies of this country as they followed the grass through the seasons.
Matt Ratliff uses his horticulture background to help manage his family farm, Fruits, Nuts and Vegetable Farms LLC in Fort Ripley MN, where he and his wife Chrissy raise non-GMO heirloom produce and fruit trees.