Three discussion sessions will be held to gather thoughts and opinions from Dakota County residents about cooking and eating. The residents' opinions will help county staff develop useful tools to prevent food waste in homes.
Hmong American Farmers Association members Lang and Mee Hang use hoes to clear weeds in their farm plot in Dakota County’s Vermillion Township. (photo by Mike Hazard, courtesy of HAFA)
Food growers keep traditions going while learning new methods
Hoping to give Hmong food growers a leg up, a St. Paul-based organization called the Hmong American Farmers Association is helping farmers find new ways of selling their fresh produce and new paths to economically fruitful farming.
South of the urban core, past the suburbs and out into the lesser-known land of Vermillion Township, a group of Hmong farmers, many of them East Siders, are hard at work as many as seven days a week during the growing season.
Former director of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and currently an active participant in MGS programs, Tom Rice will present Part II of his programs on improving skills for using the Internet for family history research at 7 p.m.
In a move to re-establish a sense of safety and security for the community — specifically the neighbors living near Supportive Living Solutions’ Bidwell Street properties — the City Council unanimously decided to convert SLS’s rental license to a