My name is Rebecca Terk. I’m a native Vermonter who moved to the Midwest at the age of twenty. By the time I reached my mid-twenties, I knew I wanted to farm and advocate for local/sustainable food systems, and by the time I hit my early thirties, I was doing both while simultaneously teaching college-level English in southeastern South Dakota.
In the fall of 2010, I was hired as a community based food systems organizer for the Land Stewardship Project. I’m now living on the west central border of Minnesota doing local foods organizing in the Big Stone Lake region of western Minnesota/northeastern South Dakota. I’m also developing my own “urban” farm in the tiny town I call home.
My job–and my passion–is to work with area consumers and institutions to raise awareness and consumption of fresh, healthy, and local foods in the region, as well as to work with producers to encourage more and better production, marketing, and distribution of those foods.
This blog is my personal account of this local foods adventure, and the views stated herein are my own.
In this blog you’ll find DIY projects, seasonal eating tips and recipes, information on producers, and notes on markets, workshops, and local foods venues in the region.
I’ll also post about what it’s like to make a home in a rural place, and I’ve been known to philosophize a bit as well.
I hope you enjoy your visit!
The image above was taken by Jason Askew.