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Prairie Roots Food Coop Hosts Mini Farmers Market

Families dropped by the store to sample local producers and chat with the jolly old man himself.

FARGO, N.D. — A local Co-op is getting people into the holiday spirit and encouraging customers to shop local. Prairie Roots Food Co-op, located in Downtown Fargo, had its Mini Farmers Market and Santa photo shoot. Families dropped by the store to sample local producers and chat with the jolly old man himself. The shop also had a bike hooked…

SpartanNash Celebrates New Facility Completion

The 80,000 square foot warehouse is complete after two years of planning and construction

FARGO, N.D. — A nationwide wholesale produce and floral distributor is expanding its reach in Fargo. SpartanNash’s new warehouse features technology like product selection through voice recognition. The building is only a few minutes away from the company’s other warehouse on Main Avenue. “We have to make sure that we do a great job of getting the freshest product and…

Growing Together Gardens Begin Selling Produce Through October

There are six locations

FARGO, N.D. — Now you can get all the produce you want while also getting to know the people around you at six different community gardens. “Growing Together” Community Gardens will sell all their goodies from three to six every Tuesday through October. Founders say they started the community garden 13 years ago but it has quickly spread to several…

Vendors Share Their Local Creations With Community at Red River Market

This is the 5th season of the market

FARGO, N.D. — It’s farmer’s market season, and the Red River Market had its grand opening for community members looking to find locally made goods. Food is something that brings everybody together. “What can you go wrong with candy, people love candy,” Jeremy Schwarzrock, co-owner of Rogue Candies, said. People at the Red River Market are sure indulging in plenty…

Saying Goodbye to Some Farmers Markets as they Close up Shop for the Season

Customers are doing their final shopping at the NoMo Farmers' Market outside of Junkyard Brewing to stock up for the winter on all of their favorite goods

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Start saying goodbye to fresh produce and homemade goods as some outdoor farmers markets close up shop. Customers are doing their final shopping at the NoMo Farmers’ Market outside of Junkyard Brewing to stock up for the winter on all of their favorite goods. From natural honey to Bloody Mary mix and fresh picked tomatoes, people are…

Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day Serves Locally Sourced Foods

The menu featured hotdogs, French fries, and pudding

FARGO, N.D. — “Pride of Dakota” is more than a school lunch; it’s a way for students to take pride in their state. The hotdogs, buns, French fries, and pudding served were all produced in North Dakota. While foods from the state are served day to day, “Pride of Dakota” puts on a bunch of items all on one menu. “It’s…

Cases of E. Coli Linked to Romaine Lettuce Reported in N.D.

One person was hospitalized, and the second case is under investigation

NORTH DAKOTA — One case of E. coli has been reported in North Dakota in connection to romaine lettuce that came from Yuma, Ariz. The person was hospitalized, and a second case is under investigation. Symptoms of E. coli include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. To reduce the risk of infection, people should wash produce, cook foods at the correct temperature,…

Farmers Learn How to Improve Sales at Farmers Markets

The Farmers Market Round Up teaches farmers how to be better salespeople

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers learned several lessons about being more approachable at farmers markets, such as having service with a smile, an attractive and eye–catching display of produce and other goods, as well as meaningful connections with consumers. These producers listened to new ideas and updates on upcoming farmers markets this year. Organizations like the Foundation for Agricultural and Rural…

Great Plains Food Bank Pop-Up Truck Making a Stop in Hillsboro

Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to attend and receive food at no cost

  HILLSBORO, ND — Trucks supplying free fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and more will be in Hillsboro on Friday. It’s part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. The above picture is from their pop-up visit to Moorhead High School in August. Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to…

Prairie Roots Co-op Celebrates Season’s Harvest

Produce for $1 ended at 8 p.m.

FARGO, ND — Prairie Roots Co-op is celebrating their local farmers and the recent harvest from this season by selling produce for $1. They partnered up with local farmers who had left over produce from the season. Staff at the co-op say this is a chance to thank their customers and the farmers for all they do, not a chance…