Join the 3rd Annual Get Outside for Local Food Challenge!

Run, walk, hike, or bike on your favorite trail or scenic road to support the Cable Community Farm‘s efforts to provide fresh, organic produce for our community this summer!

Here’s how it works:

Participants sign up to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity. Participants then recruit sponsors (like friends and family) who pledge to donate a certain amount of money per mile to the Cable Community Farm. Participants will be provided charts to track mileage and sponsors.

(Example: Tony gets Monte to sponsor him for 15 cents per mile. Tony rides his bike 100 miles over two weeks. Monte donates $15 to the Cable Community Farm. Tony wins prizes. Both Tony and Monte feel good about supporting local food.)

It’s ~super~ fun and really simple! Once you sign up, we will send you downloadable charts to track your mileage and sponsors. Prizes will be awarded to our top participants!

Sign up TODAY!

2022…the Year of the Cucumber!

The Cable Community Farm is pleased to announce that the Vegetable of the Year for 2022 will be the…cucumber!

The Vegetable of the Year campaign began in 2015 as a riff on the “one book, one community” idea with a goal of inspiring people to grow some of their own food. This year’s variety is “Cross Country”, a pickling cuke that tastes cool and crunchy when eaten raw. Free packets of seed will be available at local businesses and will be given to all of the elementary students at the Drummond Area School District. Whatever seed packets are left will be given out during Cable’s July 4th parade.

“Cucumbers contain most of the nutrients your body needs every day, including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc”, explains Katie Hancock, who has been on the Vegetable of the Year committee since its inception in 2015. “Beside the fact that cucumbers are a crunchy and delicious addition to so many dishes, they can also be used to cure a headache, a hangover, or keep your breath in check!”

The Cable Community Farm is grateful for the support of the Local Business Heroes, who provided the financial resources for the Vegetable of the Year campaign.

This year’s sponsors include: Arm & Hammer BuildersBrick House Cafe & CateringCable Lumber & HomeCable Natural History MuseumHayward Community Credit UnionMcKinney Realty, Northern Native Plantscapes, Redberry BooksRondeau’s Shopping Center, and the Start Line Inn.

As she has each year, Mimi Crandall created a beautiful pastel and watercolor rendition of cucumbers to be used in the promotional material for the campaign. Entitled “Sliced and Pickled”, the artwork captures the versatility of this humble vegetable.

2021 Annual Report

It’s been a true pleasure to be welcomed by such a talented and vibrant growing community in my first year as the Executive Director for the Cable Community Farm. I am deeply grateful for every gardening tip, book recommendation, helping hand, and funky veggie gift offered to me along the way…In 2022, we look forward to building up new partnerships, strengthening our community outreach, and—of course—coming together to nourish ourselves and our loved ones with the growth of healthy food. To read the rest of the “Letter from the Executive Director” and see the entire 2021 Annual Report, click on the following link:

 2021 Annual Report

Get Outside to Support Local Food!

2nd Annual Get Outside Fundraiser

May 1st through May 14th

Run, walk, hike, or bike on your favorite trail or scenic road to support the Cable Community Farm’s efforts to provide fresh, organic produce for our community this summer!

Here’s how it works:  
Participants sign up to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity. Participants recruit sponsors (like friends and family) who pledge to donate a certain amount of money per mile to the Cable Community Farm. Participants keep track of their sponsors and their mileage on the charts provided.
Prizes will be awarded to our top participants! 
(Example: Tony gets Monte to sponsor him for 15 cents per mile. Tony rides his bike 100 miles over two weeks. Monte donates $15 to the Cable Community Farm. Tony wins prizes. Both Tony and Monte feel good about supporting local food.)


It’s ~super~ fun and really simple! Once you sign up, we will send you a downloadable chart to keep track of your mileage and your sponsors. If you have any questions, email Cheyanne.

Sign up today!

Spotlight on the Community Garden

The Community Garden at the Cable Community Farm is so beautiful this summer!  Maybe we’ve all got more time on our hands or maybe the heat and rain have been just right or maybe we’re all a little bit worried about our food supply.  Whatever the reason, there’s about to be a ton of produce coming out of the Community Garden!

Probably the main reason everything is looking so grand is due to the efforts of the volunteers!
Thanks to Kathy and Jim Teasdale, the Project Leaders for the Community Garden.  We appreciate your leadership!

It’s the radish!

It’s the first vegetable to be ready in the garden and it’s the 2020 Vegetable of the Year.  In fact, the variety that we chose, “Easter Egg” goes from seed to your plate in just 25 days!  The artwork, created by local artist, Mimi Crandall, is entitled “First Up, Radishes” and it depicts the brilliant colors of this humble vegetable.

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2020 Vegetable of the Year: Radish!

It seems most people have only enjoyed radishes in their raw state, maybe sliced with a bit of salt.  However, radishes are totally awesome sauteed, roasted, or even boiled and mashed.  Here’s a recipe that quick and delicious:

Roasted Radishes: Wash and trim radishes.  Toss with olive oil and seasonings (salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder is one good combination).  Bake at 350 degrees in a single layer for about 30 minutes.  Add onions, carrots and other root vegetables for variety.  Add minced garlic during the last 10 minutes of cooking if you like garlic.

For more fun in the kitchen with the Vegetable of the Year:  radish recipes

We are grateful for the support of our Local Business Heroes, who make this project possible: Arm & Hammer Builders, the Brick House Café, Cable Chiropractic, Cable Lumber & Home, Cable Natural History Museum, Hayward Community Credit Union, Lakewoods Resort, Mark Rasmussen Excavating, Northern Native Plantscapes, Norvado, Redbery Books, and Rondeau’s Shopping Center, Start Line Inn and Velo Cafe.

All of these businesses are committed to promoting local food production and healthy eating in our community.  Be sure to thank them for that!

 

2019 Annual Report

Our mission is simple:  to grow food and build community.  Because of you, our organization is growing more food for the community than ever before!  Volunteers in the Growing Together Garden grew so much produce that we were able to have a strong season at the Cable Area Farmers Market, with twenty-five different varieties of vegetables and four different kinds of fruit.  This kind of growth and diversity is not only good for a healthy diet, but also leads to greater biodiversity in the gardens and increased sustainability for our organization.  To read the rest of the “Letter from the Executive Director” and see the entire 2019 Annual Report, click on the following link:

2019 Annual Report

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We love cabbage!

It’s official:  the 2019 Vegetable of the Year is CABBAGE!  Cabbage is easy to grow, versatile and nutritious.  The Cable Community Farm was originally founded as a family homestead in the 1930’s.  Along with most family farmers of that era, the family would have planted lots of cabbage for fresh eating, to store in the root cellar, and to ferment in the form of sauerkraut.  Today, we are packing up cabbage seeds, along with planting instructions, to encourage people to grow some of their own food, creating a more healthy and resilient community.

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The Cable Community Farm is grateful for the support of the Local Business Heroes, who provided the financial resources for the Vegetable of the Year campaign. This year’s sponsors include the Brick House Café, Brush & Bucket Painting, Cable Chiropractic, Cable Lumber & Home, Cable Natural History Museum, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, King Realty, Mark Rasmussen Excavating, My Villa, Northern Native Plantscapes, Northland Lawn & Sport, Redbery Books, and Rondeau’s Shopping Center. All of these businesses are committed to promoting local food production and healthy eating in our community.  We also extend our appreciation to Mimi Crandall, who painted the artwork, “Warm Cabbage for a Cold Day”, during a recent below zero stretch of weather.

2018 Annual Report

Our mission is simple: to grow food and build community. Our values are powerful: sustainability, inclusivity, and collaboration. Thanks to you, 2018 was abundant with healthy food and our community is more resilient due to collaborative efforts with our partners.  To read the rest of the “Letter from the Executive Director” and see the entire 2018 Annual Report, click on the following link:

2018 Annual Report

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Thanks DSACF!

Thanks to a grant from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, we were able to develop and install new signage at the farm.  In addition, the grant provided funding for our summer interns, one of whom tends the Native Plant Garden.  The summer interns also grow fresh, organic produce in the Growing Together Garden, some of which is donated to the Cable Area Food Shelf and some of which is sold at the Cable Farmers Market.  It’s all about growing healthy food and building a resilient community!

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