• Know Your Tomatoes
  • Wax Beabs Marshall's
  • Bluebherries Marshall's
  • Kohlrabi
  • Beans Belle Creek Gardens

    Beans: Golden Rocky, Dragon’s Lingerie, Provider & Purple Podded Pole Beans

  • Belle Creek Gardens

    Tomatillos, Eggplant, Heirloom Tomatoes, Green Pepper

  • Marshall’s Farm Fresh Food
  • Scents

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

Building Salads with Local Food

Fresh local farm grown food is far superior to what you can buy at the grocer, still pershishable though. So keeping it fresh has everything to do with how its stored, and the dos and don'ts to retain freshness run the gamut from don't store in plastic, to do store in open containers, in a paper bag with an apple inside for avocados, a bowl of water with plastic wrap cover for asparagus, air tight containers with a wet paper towel for basil, there's a long list of time consuming steps. 

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Remarkable Women...

 

Terri Bonoff Challenges Erik Paulsen

Terri Bonoff, a Minnesota Representative in the 3rd District since 2005, will run against Erik Paulsen (R) who has served in Congress since 2009. The third district is considered moderate, purple, but has only been served by less than moderate Republicans, this is particularly true of Erik Paulsen. Bonoff ran against Ashwin Madia for Paulsen's seat and lost the nomination to Madia in 2008.

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Steve Cwodzinski 4 MN Senate

Candidate Steve Cwodzinski (D), better known as Cwod by thousands of students at Eden Prairie High School, is running for the Minnesota Senate against incumbent Sen David Hann (R) in MND48. Recently retired after more than 30 years as a teacher in Eden Prairie, Steve's dedication to education and his belief in the importance of civic responsibility are at the heart of his decision to run for the Minnesota State Legislature. Find out more about Steve..

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Home and Garden...

 

Scents: cones, burners, sticks, cabins

Scent is an integral part of the way humans sense the world, boosting our immune system and sensing pleasure or fear. Scents conjure both pleasant and unhappy memories, can relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Every herb, flower and many plants have their own particular scent which can relax you or increase your energy. Scent in the home can create an atmosphere of a summer garden or a wooded landscape. There are also health benefits to essential oils, herbs and spices if used sparingly.

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Places to Go...

 

Elections: Register to Vote, VOTE

Every election is important, but 2016 may be one of the most important elections our country has ever had. Most people agree that issues related to the environment, women's rights, immigration, health care, education, criminal justice, privacy and data security, religion and social issues are critical to the health of our nation. You can find a compendium of all these and where the Presidential candidates stand on them at FiveThirtyEight.  

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Minnesota Happenings...

 

A Vote for David Hann is a Vote forTrump

At a Carver County Hog Roast in July, sponsored by Carver County Republicans and the Carver Conservative Pac, incumbent Senator David Hann,(R) MN D48 spoke to other Republicans about how important it is to support someone like Donald Trump, who "speaks his mind," despite Trump's 91% record of blatant lies. In fact in 2015 Politifact named Trump liar of the year.

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Things to Do...

 

Erik Paulsen says Trump's a Wild Card

Update: Paulsen says "Trump is a wild card," a person whose influence is unpredictable or whose qualities are uncertain, nevertheless he's voting for him anyway, because Paulsen says the Supreme Court is on the line. In a taped session of a Republican State fundraiser in June, Paulsen pitched support for Trump and Republicans, particularly on a state level, because he says on a national level making laws takes so long.

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Minnesota Grown...

 

Find your Local Farmer here

Locally Grown Farms dot the Twin Cities area. MN Grown has an interactive map with the latest close to home growers, more than ever before. Locally grown food is less expensive, seasonal, right out of the ground and garden fresh. No road trips, no shelf-life, customers are literally eating products that were just harvested. Check out the growers near you.

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  Transportation...

 

SWLRT: $19M Cost Delay

Inaction of the State Leads to $19 Million in Cost Delays for SWLRT. Despite strong support from the business community and local elected officials, the Metropolitan Council announced Monday that the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project has incurred $19 million in cost delays, due to inaction by House leadership to provide the remaining state share of funding. Those costs will continue to increase each week the final local funding is not secured.

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The Electoral College

 

 

The Electoral College: does your vote count? TEDEd

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History and More...

 

 

Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? TEDEd

 

 

Happening 2016...  

 

 

How does Gerrymandering affect elections? TEDEd Lessons worth sharing...