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Food Sovereignty

Food Sovereignty


Menominee Food Sovereignty

 

Menominee Farmers Market

 

Farmers Market
Farmers Market, October 2017.
Photo by Marcus Grignon

The College of Menominee Nation strives to increase the amount and access to fresh, healthy food in the surrounding community. Since 2015, the College has operated the Kehtekaewak “They Eat Food” Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is a venue for local growing, artists, and craftsman in Menominee County.

 

The market is open Fridays noon to 5 p.m., June 2 through October 13, at Veterans Memorial Park, Hwy 47/55, in downtown Keshena.

 

Interested in being a vendor at the Kehtekaewak Farmers Market?

All who are interested in becoming vendors at the Kehtekaewak Farmers' Market ae invited to contact Meg Perry at (715) 799-5600, ext. 3148, or mperry@menominee.edu. There are no fees for vendor participation.

 

 

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Farmers Market craft vendor, August 2018.
Photo by Meg Perry
2018 Farmers Market Vendor of the Year, Christie Isom, recognized for her homemade salsa.
Photo by Brian Kowalkowski
Farmers Market produce, September 2018.
Photo by Meg Perry

 

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program and Workshop Series

 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a new idea in farming that reconnects families back to a local farmer who grows their food. Members receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and enjoying a direct link to a fresh, healthy, local food source.

 

The College of Menominee Nation is conducting a pilot CSA program on the Menominee Reservation with a grant from the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Thirty families are enrolled in the program for the 2019 growing season and will receive approximately 18 weeks of chemical free vegetables, delivered as early as the second week in June through mid-October, depending on frost. The CSA operate through McDougal’s Farm in Antigo, WI.

 

June Sample Box (example): 1 lb. bag of lettuce mix, 3/4 lb. snap peas, 1 bunch of radishes, green onions or leek, 1 bunch of beets, 1 lb. of sauté greens or spinach, 1 bunch of rhubarb, 1 kohlrabi, parsley, and 1 bunch of carrots.

 

In addition to the program, CMN will offer a Menominee community garden education series. Topics include but are not limited to: designing a garden, alternative garden methods, soils, composting, and Menominee techniques. This also serves as a space for gardeners to collectively share knowledge. All are welcome to join. Dates for the 2019 gardening series will be announced throughout the season. For more information or to learn how to recieve a CSA share, contact Meg Perry at (715)799-5600, ext. 3148 or mperry@menominee.edu.