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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).

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