Duluth Township, Minn. – A group of 11 locally-owned, small farms located between Duluth and Two Harbors will launch the “Clover Valley Farm Trail” on May 28. The trail, modeled after Bayfield, Wisconsin’s, “Fruit Loop”, provides farmers the opportunity to sell items commonly found at farmers markets directly from their farms. Fresh produce, plant seedlings, baked goods, crafts, and other items will be sold from self-serve farm stands.
Justin Osadjan, the event co-founder and a participant, expressed optimism about the trail, “This should be a win-win for farmers, consumers, and our community. The trail provides a new format for farmers to sell the items they produce on their farms. It provides local consumers farm fresh and homemade items. Plus, it stimulates our local economy, which is great for our community.”
Event organizers have described the trail as a place, “where a farmers market meets a Sunday drive.” Participating farms are located in or near a historic farm community named Clover Valley. The area is known for its fertile soil and a gently rolling landscape with Lake Superior as a backdrop.
The Clover Valley Farm Trail is open Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., May 28 through October. Some farms have additional hours and activities, which can be found on their farm websites. More information about the trail and a map can be found at clovervalleyfarmtrail.com. Printed information can be found at local tourist information hubs.