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Welcome to the Eastside Food Cooperative
Roughly 3 months ago, we created a petition to help save Cedar Summit Farm
and many others like it, by urging the MN legislature to clarify what has
come to be known as the "Buy the Farm" bill. Our numbers quickly rose as
the awareness spread about this issue. You have all taken time to sign,
write, email, call, and support our cause to strengthen small farms and
local agriculture. It is with great pleasure that we can write to you
today, and tell you that our actions have been heard!
We have had quite the roller coaster ride the last couple of days. Early
Saturday morning, we were sent a message that Sen. Tomassoni had killed
the "Buy the Farm" language in the conference committee for the Energy and
Ag omnibus bill and that we were out of luck for this session. Sen. Kevin
Dahle refused to give up and was able to bring the House file to the floor
of the senate on Sunday, where it was passed by a 49-16 bi-partisan vote.
Monday, the last day of the 2013 legislative session, the MN house heard
the file and passed the bill in a 114-18 bi-partisan vote with the aide of
Rep. David Bly.
Date:Sat, 06/22/2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us at Cedar Summit Farm on June 22 for Milkapalooza!
You’ll have the opportunity to see where your favorite milk comes from, and look her right in the face.
Some highlights include farm tours regularly throughout the day, hay rides, and pasture walks with experts to teach you about pasture and rotational grazing. We will have representatives from many different groups including the Audubon society, our USDA certifier, Ecocert, and our friends at the Land Stewardship Project. Kids will love our “cow crawl” that helps teach them about where our food comes from and why farms like Cedar Summit are important. Meet your cow and see where your milk comes from. Lunch will be available for purchase all day (including options for vegetarians). Listen to live music and have some milk and cookies. Our vendor marketplace will have plenty of shopping options with many different artisan products. Bring the family and make a day of it!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
10AM to 3PM
25830 Drexel Avenue, New Prague, MN 56071
May 2013 – Etxegarai
Prounounced “Eh-che-guh-RY”, this unpasteurized sheep’s milk cheese comes to the Eastside from the Basque Country region of northernSpain. Etxegarai has a firm and dry texture, similar to Manchego Reserva, but differs in that it tastes pleasantly oily and smoky in the mouth. Much like Idiazabal, an artisanal sheep’s milk cheese from the same region, the raw milk used to make Etxegarai comes from the Laxta sheep herd.
April 27 - May 27
At Eastside Food Co-op in the Parking Lot Green House!
~ All Welcome ~
Look for an interesting variety of edibles, annuals and natives, beautiful baskets, and the guidance of experienced garden center employees and master gardeners.
For more info visit - motherearthgarden.com