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Food Sources: Pie project eases some pain

Grief calls for food in every culture. Friends arriving with bread, lasagna, brown paper grocery bags of fancy deli treats — it’s a helpful, practical act, but also a loving reminder that we are...

 By Emily Swanson    People    April 17, 2020

Food Sources: Savoring local during pandemic

Easter morning at dawn is the perfect time to write my long overdue column about Promised Land Farm eggs. The word Easter is thought to come from the German myth about Eostre, the goddess of the...


Food Sources: Nutrition director dishes on scratch cooking

Very few communities recommend their local hospital cafeteria as the best place to eat. But we do, thanks to Pat McCoy - aka "The Real McCoy" - director of nutrition services at Cloquet Community...

 By Emily Swanson    People    June 28, 2019

Food Sources: Berry farm keeps pace with new owners (with recipe)

You might have read about the results of the Blandin Foundation's Rural Pulse survey - it's sweet news about us and our neighbors. More than eight in 10 folks (84 percent) living in our part of rural...

 By Emily Swanson    News    May 24, 2019

FOOD SOURCES: From France to Midwest, creating food culture

Our region is flush with great food. From the Fond du Lac Band's indigenous gardeners to Mahtowa beekeepers, Wrenshall sustainable farmers, Carlton shiitake mushroom growers, Esko picklers, Moose...


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