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Local Gems

Maple Sugaring at Family Farms

by Laura 2 April 2011
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This piece was originally published in Honest Cooking magazine. My daughter Sophia and I visited Family Farms in Delano, Minnesota on a dun-gray day in late March.  The roads that wind through the countryside west of the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are dotted with small, anonymous farms, with families tending modest fields [...]

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Shepherd’s Way Farms

by Laura 3 December 2010
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I visited Shepherd’s Way Farm on a 27-degree icy day in late November.  Jodi welcomed me and my dear friend Gracia in for tea and we talked for a long time around her table before she showed us around the farm.  She is a striking person, both vulnerable and incredibly strong, and her belief in [...]

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