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    Locavore Q & A: Dorothy Stainbrook

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A”. Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Dorothy Stainbrook from HeathGlen Farm and Kitchen near Forest Lake, MN. Dorothy and her family business sell artisan jams, preserves and syrups from fruit grown on their own farm. I first spotted her stand at the St. Paul Farmers’ Market. She also blogs about her adventures as farmer/preserve maker at Farm to Jar and Tomato Headquarters. So excited she’s guest posting today!  Q: …

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    Locavore Q & A : Liz Berget

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A“.  Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Liz from Carpé Season, a blog you’ve heard me rave about. Her recipes are full of local love. Her photos, gorgeous. Her work, tremendous. She and I are the best example of where there’s good food, good people are bound to come together. A guest post series wouldn’t be the same without her! So excited to have you Liz! Greetings, Minnesota Locavore Readers! I’m…

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    Locavore Q & A: Laughing Loon Farm

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A“.  Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Dayna Burtness, grower/owner of Laughing Loon Farm in Northfield, MN. Laughing Loon is a different kind of CSA – it’s chef supported! Dayna’s fresh produce is dropped at several Twin Cities restaurants and cafés each week including The Bachelor Farmer and Barrio. Laughing Loon was selected as the 2012 “Favorite Farm” by Lundberg’s Raising Organic Family Farm Contest.  Dayna also actively promotes local and…

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    Locavore Q & A with Mirra Fine

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A“.  Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Mirra Fine from the Perennial Plate. Mirra and her co-producer Daniel Klein document their adventures in eating local in Minnesota and around the U.S. in weekly short films. Her work in film and social media continues to be a motivating force for many local food supporters. Welcome Mirra! Q: Why did you start eating local? A: Local food wasn’t a major point of interest to…

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    Locavore Q & A: Mill City Farmers Market

    This post is part of the guest series “Locavore Q & A“.  Whether a beginning cook in the kitchen or a seasoned local farmer, we all have different motivations for choosing a locavore lifestyle. Each post highlights a different perspective on local food. Today’s post was written by Jillian, a staff member at the Mill City Farmers Market kitchen. The Mill City Farmers Market began in 2006 as part of Twin Cities local food trailblazer Brenda Langton’s vision for a sustainable food system in the area. The market draws thousands of visitors every summer, all searching for premium local, organic and sustainable produce. You can visit the market on Saturday mornings…

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    Locavore Q & A Guest Post Series

    After many weeks of planning, I am so pleased to announce a guest blogging project beginning tomorrow! The kitchen partner and I are headed to California for some much-needed vacation time. I have a full list of  local food and wine spots in San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Yosemite lined up, and plan to fill my camera with photos to share. While I’m away from the blog, you’ll be reading a series of guest posts titled “Locavore Q & A” featuring some new and old friends in local food. When I became a locavore in 2010, I spent hours reading and listening to others talk about the lifestyle and the…