Save the date:  

Friday, August 8  

SPECIALTY CROPS FIELD DAY,
taking place at three sites  

The first stop on our summer tour is Stewart’s Aronia Acres in Wagner, where we'll see Jeff and Jolene Stewart's black currents, aronia berries, and haskaps. Then we’ll head for Greg & JoAnne Farke’s Farm in Armour to see their hops and grapes production. A third stop is being planned.  

More details in our June newsletter.   

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Join SDSPA!  

Membership brochure 
Membership details   

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Meet us at the fair!   
SDSPA will be at the South Dakota State Fair this year. It'll be here before you know it! See our newsletter and watch this space for more details.   

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"Like" SDSPA's Facebook Page! Please make sure you select "Get notifications" under "Liked."
  

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Did you miss the March 2014 Food Hubs Meetings?
Here are the videos:
March 13
March 27


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On iGrow.org:
Presentations and handouts from the 2013 South Dakota Local Foods Conference, held last November in Rapid City. Find them here.

Welcome to Our Website!

The nonprofit South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) comprises a diverse, geographically dispersed group of specialty producers in the state. SDSPA’s members are growers, processors, and others interested in producing and marketing specialty crops and other products. The organization represents non-commodity products that include fruits and vegetables, specialty meats, wine, organic flax, and honey. In addition to promoting its members’ products, SDSPA:   

  • Develops cooperative marketing opportunities.
  • Serves as a venue for networking and information gathering.
  • Markets agritourism.
  • Promotes South Dakota product identity.
  • Offers educational programs.
  • Supports research.
  • Partners with other organizations on common goals.  


About Our Site

We've designed our site to be a hub for communication among SDSPA members, as well as a means of showcasing our members' products to the public. Whether you’re a producer or consumer, you’ll find lots of helpful information here. The site continues in development, with more member pages to come.  
Have ideas for us? We welcome your feedback (contact us here), and we look forward to serving you.

 

 

 

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