We not only grow and process nutrient-dense food but also reach out to the local community with both food products and educational opportunities, especially during the pandemic.
These diversified opportunities have no doubt strengthened relationships between our Wolf Ridge farmers and our community members, which may just be the most valuable outcome of our COVID shift. Many wonderful humans invest in the farm because of the purpose it serves and the camaraderie it creates. We will remain a community in a pandemic, but a healthy community must not hesitate to adapt in order to once again thrive. So we move forward, continually rerouting and changing directions all the while keeping fresh two things: the journey that brought us here, and, of course, the produce!
The farm expediently transitioned to viable markets for the 2020 season with funding assistance from the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Iron Range Resources, and Rehabilitation Board, and the Duluth Superior Community Area Foundation. Arrowhead Transit delivered Wolf Ridge produce to the Ely Food Shelf each week. Our crops supported at least 60 families through the 2020 season.
This May – September we offer 30 shares of our weekly harvest to community members, in partnership with Agate Acres Organic Farm in Two Harbors. Each week, participants receive a crate of seasonal, locally grown vegetables and herbs.
Summer 2021 Newsletters
The Finland Farmers Market is our outlet for some veggies and value-added food items such as sauces– at the Claire Nelson Center on Thursdays between 5 and 6:30.