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Intro to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at Clover Valley Farms!

Geared towards backyard and beginning growers of all skill levels, whether you have 1 backyard tree or a small orchard. This class will include overview of issues related to growing healthy fruit trees and controlling pests and diseases throughout the season with emphasis on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and organic management of fruit trees. Classes will include lots of handouts on specific topics covered including the “annual cycle of orchards”, meeting the culprits (recognizing specific diseases and pests), methods for monitoring and dealing with potential pests or diseases. Lots of discussion and hands-on activities, so bring your questions!

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 – 10am-noon
Location: Clover Valley Farms, 6534 Homestead Road, Duluth, MN
Cost: $25 per person/couple
To Register: contact Cindy Hale <cindy@clovervalleyfarms.com>, 218-525-0094

On our farm we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with a strong emphasis on only spraying when something is needed. The core idea behind IPM is to understand the life cycles of the plants being managed and the pests and diseases that can impact them. We monitor the phenology of our orchards as well as pests and diseases so we know what is present in our orchards at any given time. That information drives decisions about when or what to spray and more importantly when NOT to spray. We collect and submit our weekly data to the MN Department of Agriculture’s IPM newsletter which you can use to find local information about what conditions are being found around the state.

Our Summer Farm Field Day will follow from 1pm-4pm, so bring snacks & lunch!

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Upcoming class schedule is here!

Making Vinegars

Cindy Hale of Clover Valley Farms & Vinegary will lead you through the steps of creating your own homemade fruit vinegar. Bring a clean quart-sized canning jar. You will go home with full instructions and your very own vinegar Mother!
Thursday, May 11th, 5:30-7pm at the Cook County Coop, Grand Marais, MN
To register call 218-387-2503, $5 owners / $10 non-owners

Infusing vinegars with herbs & fruits plus 3-ingredient recipes!

Cindy Hale of Clover Valley Farms & Vinegary will provide everything you need to make two different herb-vinegar infusions, and a fruit-vinegar infusion and make several easy three-ingredient recipes to taste in class. You will go home with even more easy recipes and ideas to add zest and health to your everyday cooking repertoire! We will supply everything you need in class, but if you have fresh herbs, fruits or homemade vinegars you’d like to use, bring them along, with some extra canning jars!
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:00pm to: 8:00pm at the People’s Food Coop, Lacrosse, WI
To register call 608-784-5798, $15 members / $25 non-members

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Apple Orchards

Cindy Hale of Clover Valley Farms & Vinegary  will be teaching about apple tree pest and disease issues and how to deal with them in safe and organic ways. This class will answer many of those questions you have about those “spots on your apples” and much more! Plenty of handouts and links to other sources of information too.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 from noon-3:00pm at the The Apple Tree Guy’s  219 Kettner Drive, Carlton, MN
To register online go to the website, or call 218-391-1113, Cost $25 per person

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Festival of the Season at Duluth Farmers Market, Saturday November 19th

Start your holiday shopping at the Duluth Farmer’s Market! Clover Valley Farms will be there with sampler packs, vinegar and shrubs for the holidays along with many other vendors selling crafts, local food, wreaths, garland, ornaments, and so much more. Bring a friend and dress warmly. The wood stove will be going!

When: Saturday, November 19th 10:00am-3:00pm

Where: Duluth Farmer’s Market 14th Ave E & 3rd St, Duluth, Minnesota 55805

 

We hope to see you there!

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Two Harbors 3rd Annual Holiday Market November 19th

Shop locally and join Clover Valley Farms at Two Harbors Farmers Market on November 19th for their 3rd annual Holiday Market! There will be many locally made gifts and most importantly GOOD FOOD! If you have crafters or foodies in the family this is a perfect time to knock them off the shopping list AND support local vendors.

When: 9:00am-2:00pm

Where: Andersons Greenhouse

We hope to see you there!

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Duluth Festival of Trees November 12th-13th!

Clover Valley Farms is proud to be apart the 2016 Junior League of Duluth (JLD) annual Festival of Trees at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC) on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13! In the past this event has included over 170 of the areas top crafters and vendors showing their wares.

Location: Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall and the Lake Superior Ballroom at the DECC

Saturday, November 12  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 13   10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  Saturday $6,  Sunday $4

12 years and under get in FREE!

$1 off admission price with a non-perishable food item donation either day.

JLD collects over 500 pounds of food for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank each year. Shoppers that bring in a food donation for Second Harvest will receive $1 off their admission to Festival of Trees.

Festival of Trees is the JLD’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds go to support JLD and community projects.

Other highlights of this event include JLD toffee and beautiful hand-decorated trees. Santa arrives with his sleigh on Saturday for pictures. Several live entertainment acts perform throughout the weekend.

The Junior League of Duluth is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

We hope to see you there!

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Shop Small Holiday Market November 26th 10:00am-3:00pm

Join Clover Valley Farms and 45+ other local small businesses at the Shop Small Holiday Market on Small Business Saturday, November 26th from 10am-3pm at the St. Anthony Community Center!

Support local business AND get your holiday shopping done, with locally-made artisan & organic foods, custom art pieces, health & beauty products, cookbooks, kitchen & house ware, handmade jewelry, accessories, clothing, pet treats, gift baskets and so much more, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list!

Bring the family, there will be FREE child care on site provided by Fitness Crossroads!

Lots of FREE parking available.

Where: The heart of St. Anthony Village. (3301 Silver Lake Road NE, St. Anthony, MN 55418)

When: 10:00am-3:00pm

Don’t forget to mark you calendars to shop & gift locally this season!