Roberta, Sue and Diane have all been certified by the Association of Food and Drug Officials. 2020.
MEET YOUR FARMERS
Roberta Thorson, and her husband, Steve, are organic grain farmers near Arena, ND. They grew up in the Wing/Arena area where they raised their five children. Roberta is a veteran producer for the Bismarck Farmers Market. In addition to selling four days a week at the Bismarck Farmers Market at the Kmart parking lot, the CSA provides fresh vegetables, canned goods, and bread to up to 20 families each week.
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Phone: 701-220-5665 or 701-943-2347
Diane Schmidt, and husband, Marc, have been gardening for more than 30 years. They live north of Mandan and have been a part of the Mandan Farmers Market for as many years. Besides growing a variety of veggies, Marc specializes in garlic. On the home-canned side as a farmers market vendor, Diane’s specialty is Juneberry pie. She also makes a variety of other pies and sells frozen Juneberries. However, Diane’s number one best-seller Chokecherry jelly. The Schmidts sell a variety of other home canned products and are members of the Bismarck Farmers Market also.
Phone: 701-391-0506 or 701-663-8622
Sue Balcom, owner of the Root Sellers Farm, is a blogger, author of four books, farmer’s marketer, fabric artist, self-described bread head. And now, Sue is a regular guest on Main Street talking about community, family, and culinary traditions of North Dakota. The Root Sellers farm is north of Mandan near the Missouri River. Sue operates the farm with her husband, J.C. She is also the market manager of Bismarck Farmers Market. Keep tabs on her at www.therootsellers.com.