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Sustainable Farming Association

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota–Lake Superior Chapter (SFA) is a creative and energetic group of farmers working to build a regional food system in an unlikely climate. I met them when I moved north in 1995.

As their chapter coordinator over seven years and board member for another four, I helped organize farmer-to-farmer educational programming, direct marketing opportunities, and consumer outreach. The SFA’s flagship event was—and still is—its annual Harvest Festival, held the Saturday after Labor Day in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park.

Like its chapters, the statewide SFA is an excellent networking resource for small and value-added producers.