Beginning May, Seward Co-op will have starter plants from Community Foods producer, Riverbend Farm.
Riverbend Farm is a certified organic farm owned and operated by Greg Reynolds and his wife, Mary. The Reynolds are well known for generously sharing their knowledge with other farmers. Since their start in 1992, Riverbend is dedicated to improving biodiversity and fertility on 30 acres of diversified organic vegetable and small grains production.
This spring, Seward Co-op will host a starter plant sale featuring starter plants from Riverbend Farm. As a pioneer in organic seed saving, Riverbend Farm seeks the best varieties of seeds that have been bred to withstand the ever-changing climate here in Minnesota. In 2015, Greg and Mary were recognized as Farmers of the Year by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service. Committed to community building, they sell their produce exclusively to natural foods co-ops; independent, chef-driven restaurants; and the Hopkins School District.