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Minnesota Farmers Turned the COVID-19 Crisis into an Opportunity to Strengthen Community

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Iron Shoe Farm in Minnesota is finding new ways to connect farmers and consumers and keep their business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The farm's founder, Carla Mertz, is hoping to do this by transforming food supply chains and building strong local communities.
“If you are ever going to do anything, you need to focus on your local community,” Mertz tells Food Tank. Her farm produces microgreens, vegetables, poultry, and cattle. But Mertz also sees Iron Shoe as an epicenter of change, where she can advocate for farmer's needs and sustainably produced, local food. This vision was...
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