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Small digs, big plans


July 26, 2019

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John Hatcher and Heather-Marie Bloom live in a little house and farm on an acre of land near Prairie Lake to provide food for members of their community-supported agriculture group.

Another CSA hits county

Tilling up hayfields, enriching soil, building a greenhouse and capturing rainwater off its roof, erecting a tiny house to live in, planting, weeding, harvesting and selling dozens of varieties of vegetables, and engaging community members in farm work. That's how Heather-Marie Bloom, and now her partner, University of Minnesota Duluth journalism professor John Hatcher, farm on the west side of Prairie Lake.

Bloom's parents cultivated flowers and some vegetables in their Twin Cities-area garden. When friends from college started a Catho...

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