CannonBelles are Resonating

By Lilah Doster

 

 

Deeann Lufkin and Jackie Ohmann first decided to attempt making cheese in the fall of 2012. You might say it was a whim. Jackie had married a dairy farmer, so she had a constant supply of delicious milk. Logical, right?

The first time Deeann and Jackie made cheese together they thought it was fantastic, but soon decided to put some serious time into improving it. They kept at it—trying different ingredients to make the perfect cheese. When they created a cheese that looked, felt, smelled and tasted amazing, they knew they were hooked. 

 

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Deep Rooted Sno Pac

By Lilah Doster

 

 

Peter Gengler and his family have worked hard to grow the best organic and processed frozen fruits and vegetables for the past 70 years. Their business, Sno Pac Foods, was established in 1943 by J.P. Gengler with the mission to create good quality food and share it with the community. Sno Pac Foods is a very family-oriented business based in Caledonia, Minnesota, that has been a part of the Gengler family for more than four generations.

This company finds interesting ways to stay connected to their past, such as the name of their company. Peter Gengler’s great-grandfather was a lumberjack back in the 1940’s after serving in WWII and he built his own man-made ice pond. He created his own shaved ice to preserve turkey meat, which is where the name Sno Pac Foods originated.

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FEAST! Festival returns Saturday, December 11

Rochester, MN – Food and beverage businesses from Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota are invited to register for the eighth annual FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. Fans of the event should save the date to join us for the in-person festival at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, and participate in the Online Marketplace, where customers can preview products and order online for curbside pick-up. Regional food makers can learn more and register online at local-feast.org/registration2021

With both the in-person event and the online shopping experience you can savor the taste of the Midwest and learn why local is best. Buying regional food helps to build and support our local food system, from the families growing and creating the food all the way to your kitchen table. While a hybrid event is currently planned, hosts are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will switch to an online-only event if necessary. 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: March 2021

 

 

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MARCH 2021  |  VOL. 3, NO. 9

HAPPY SPRING!

Hold on to your hats, the spring winds are blowing in and word is, foodie gifts are all the rage for Mother's Day this year...lucky for you, we've got you covered: the FEAST! Online Marketplace is BACK FOR ROUND TWO! 

Scroll down for details on that, plus discover who won the local foods gift bag drawing among those who filled our our feedback survey, learn about what drives the woman behind the Madame Chu brand, and what's new with The Greensted, and more.

—FEAST! Local Foods Network newsletter team 

 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: February 2021

 

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FEBRUARY 2021  |  VOL. 3, NO. 8

Is it spring yet?

Does the recent warm weather have you thinking about your garden? At the least, it's much easier to spend time outdoors, and we hope you're enjoying it! 

Below you can read what's new with FEAST! vendors Infuzn Foods and O'Neill Family Farms, plus learn about a brand new conference for foodmakers. And, it's last call for the Online Marketplace feedback survey for a chance to win a gift bag full of local foods goodies!

—FEAST! Local Foods Network newsletter team 

 

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: January 2021

 

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JANUARY 2021  |  VOL. 3, NO. 7

Mid-winter delights

We hope this newsletter finds you well, and enjoying good food along with the other great winter pastimes—winter sports, baking season, paging through seed catalogs, or however else your passions take you. 

We're sharing some stories below to whet your appetites, as well as a contest of sorts! Follow the link to a very short feedback survey, and you'll have a chance to win a gift bag full of local foods goodies!

—FEAST! Local Foods Network newsletter team 

 

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Have you taken the Pledge?

We believe that local food is essential. 

It is essential to our local economy, to the health of our communities, and to the environment. 

Join the Local Food is Essential movement—

Take the Pledge!

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FEAST! Local Foods SCOOP: December 2020

 

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DECEMBER 2020  |  VOL. 3, NO. 6

Wishing you safe, healthy and happy holiday celebrations!

May they be full of local foods grown and made by farmers and makers from around our region, when possible! 
 

—FEAST! Local Foods Network newsletter team 

 

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Curbside Pickup Instructions for Dec. 6, 2020

Thank you for ordering from FEAST! Local Food Marketplace online!  Pickup will be Sunday, December 6th  at Graham Park between the hours of 11 am – 2 pm. 

Please follow the yellow signs to our pick up location within Graham Park.  We are at building 43, the Miracle of Birth Center, accessible from 16th Street. 

Graham Park
The Miracle of Birth Center (Bldg 43)
43 Arena Dr SE 
Rochester, MN 55902 

 

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Enter to win!
How well do you know the FEAST! Online Marketplace food businesses? Find more about each of them from the Foodmaker Directory on the FEAST! website, and submit your limerick solution for a chance at a $10 gift certificate for product at the FEAST! store*!

*Place your order by midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Submissions after Tuesday, Dec. 1 may not be considered, but we still welcome you to play!
Curbside pickup is Sunday, Dec. 6, 11am-2pm, Graham Park, Rochester, MN.

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