It’s almost time for the 3rd annual Eat Local Farm Tour on July 20th!
This self guided tour gives you an opportunity to visit 18 local farms stretching from North Branch down to St. Peter, but also includes three new urban farms in Minneapolis if you don’t feel like traveling far. During the tour you will have the opportunity to walk the fields, talk with the farmers and producers, milk goats, and even try samples of their produce, cheeses and maybe wine if you are lucky.
The Co-op is once again partnering with Rock Camp for Dads, a locally-owned Rock n’ Roll performance camp, to host a music festival. This year will be bigger and better than ever, featuring 6 live bands, FREE local food, and family fun! Grass Run Farms will be here grilling their 100% grass fed burgers and dogs, Equal Exchange will be handing out free bananas, and there will be lots of other local goodies to try.
Erin Erickson introduces the 2013 Eat Local Farm Tour in the cover story “Get Connected to Local Minnesota Farmers the Old Fashioned Way: In Person.” Also in this issue, Eileen Adamec, M.P.H. tells us how healthy carbohydrates can be and shares a great Green Been & Zucchini recipe. Find out what the Board of Directors is up to and get the scoop on our up coming event Rock the ‘Hills.
Click to download the PDF version of the June-July Rollin’ Oats Journal.
The Linden Hills Co-op Board of Directors is currently hiring for a Board Administrator. This is a contract position that will be working directly with the Board. Anticipated hours will be up to 30 hours per month.
Natura Pet Products, which makes pet food sold under many different brands, has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food due to potential contamination with salmonella. Salmonella causes illness in pets and is a risk to people who handle the pet food.
Linden Hills Co-op carries several Natura brands.
Thanks to you, we’re donating 5,855.48 dollars/pounds of food to the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf as part of MN FoodShare Campaign! That’s a 62% increase over last year’s donations, and many more full bellies.
Here’s how we did it:
YOU donated $2427.59 at our registers.
YOU donated 1203 lbs of food at our dropsite.
YOU bought 15,048.90 lbs of bulk product,
so YOUR CO-OP donated $1,504.89.
YOU encouraged 72 new members to join,
so YOUR CO-OP donated an additional $720
TOTAL raised: 5,855.48 dollars/pounds of food!
The Van Der Pol family has notified us that they have issued a voluntary recall on their Pastures A Plenty smoked breakfast sausages and weiners with the following lot numbers:
Slightly elevated levels of listeria were found during routine testing of their smokehouse. The Listeria bacterium is destroyed by proper cooking and handling techniques; however, it is of special concern to pregnant women.
Sarah Johnson gives us the backstory on one of our Green Patch program recipients in her coverstory “Land Stewardship Project, Celebrating 30 Years.” Also in this issue, we share important news about Cedar Summit Farm, get to know restaurateur Kim Bartmann in our member spotlight, stop awhile in the bulk aisle and share a recipe that glorifies garlic in all its spring incarnations.
Click to download the PDF version of the April-May Rollin Oats Journal.
The following items are in particular demand at local foodshelves. To learn more, visit MN FoodShare.
As part of our commitment to local agriculture, we’re happy to serve as a consumer supported agriculture (CSA) dropsite for the 2014 local season.
To purchase a CSA share, please contact the farms directly via phone or email (see below for a list of participating farms and their contact information).
Please be aware that we can’t arrange to hold shares for you—you must pick up your share before 9 p.m. on your regular delivery day or arrange to have someone else pick it up for you.