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Shubat's Fruits
Shubat's Fruits

Duluth, MN

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North Wind Organic Farm
North Wind Organic Farm

Bayfield, WI

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Boreal Bounty Farm
Boreal Bounty Farm

Two Harbors, MN

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The Boreal Farm
The Boreal Farm

Rice Lake, MN

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Sprouted Earth Farm
Sprouted Earth Farm

Barnum, MN

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Clover Valley Farms
Clover Valley Farms

Duluth, MN

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Small Wheel Farm
Small Wheel Farm

Hermantown, MN

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Fairhaven Farm
Fairhaven Farm

Saginaw, MN

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Hermit Creek Farm
Hermit Creek Farm

Highbridge, WI

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Native Wise
Native Wise

Sawyer, MN

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Stone's Throw Farm
Stone's Throw Farm

Wrenshall, MN

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Spirit Lake Native Farms
Spirit Lake Native Farms

Sawyer, MN

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Northern Harvest Farm
Northern Harvest Farm

Wrenshall, MN

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Little Chili Farm
Little Chili Farm

Two Harbors, MN

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Food Farm
Food Farm

Wrenshall, MN

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Happy Hollow Creamery
Happy Hollow Creamery

Bayfield, WI

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Anahata Herbals
Anahata Herbals

Duluth, MN

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Farmer Doug
Farmer Doug

Duluth, MN

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Duluth Flower Farm
Duluth Flower Farm

Duluth, MN

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Turtle Hare Farm
Turtle Hare Farm

Two Harbors, MN

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Canosia Grove Farm & Cidery
Canosia Grove Farm & Cidery

Duluth, MN

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Kudrle Farms
Kudrle Farms

Virginia, MN

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Elsewhere Farm
Elsewhere Farm

Herbster, WI

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Salt & Light Heritage Farm
Salt & Light Heritage Farm

Two Harbors, MN

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Some background info...

The western Lake Superior bioregion is typically understood as including 8 counties in northeast Minnesota and 8 counties in northwest Wisconsin.  This large geographic region shares many cultural, political, economic, climate and geological realities.  Many people past and present consider this a loosely affiliated foodshed.  We post here key writings on this foodshed for your viewing. 

  1. Defining the Agricultural Landscape of the Western Lake Superior Region: Realities and potentials for a healthy local food system for healthy people, by Stacey Stark, David Abazs, and David Syring (2011)

  2. Food from Scratch for the Zenith of the Unsalted Seas: Creating a local food system in early 20th century Duluth, MN, by Randel Hanson (2016)

  3. 85 Years of Farming in the Northern Coniferous Forest Areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, by Mark J. Thompson  (1959

  4. Local Food as an Economic Driver: A study of the potential impact of local foods in the Taconite Assistance Area, by David Abazs and Ryan Pesch (2019).