Community Supported Agriculture

By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Conveniently situated in downtown Long Prairie, Everybody’s Market has been serving the community since it began in 1978, as a workers co-operative. Marking its 35th year, the market is now a consumer’s co-op. It is the second-oldest retail business in Long Prairie that has remained under the same ownership. […]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Lisa Baker grew up close to the soil on seven acres in Collegeville Township, helping her parents with chickens, horses and gardens. Those experiences were expanded by membership in 4-H and FFA, ultimately leading Baker to a sustainable family farm operation of her own. “My ag teacher, Don Eikmeier, […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Gary Brever of Ploughshare Farm in Alexandria was recently named the 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer by the Minnesota Jaycees. Brever grew up near Alexandria. After graduating from St. John’s University with a major in psychology, he became interested in environmental justice issues, which took him to Washington state. Taking […]

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