Celebrate local foods, farmers and all things salsa at Minnesota Salsa Fest, the signature event of the Sustainable Farming Association’s Central Chapter, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14, at Burlington Northern Park, 100 Aldrich Ave SW, Wadena.

Admission is free to this family friendly, community-focused event that includes a local farmers market, regenerative agriculture classes, salsa dance lessons, live music, artisan vendors and more. Children’s activities and clean energy resources will be available, as well as diverse food options and local beer.

Classes and demonstrations are slated on seed saving, fruit tree production, livestock and grazing, soil health, garlic growing and mushroom growing. Entertainment will be provided by the Duluth Spin Collective, Stearns County Pachanga Society, Elisa Korenne, Ben Ranson and Der Heiser Challah. Also, participants are welcome to compete in our Salsa Contest, in both professional and amateur categories.

To sign up for the salsa contest or as a Salsa Fest vendor or volunteer, contact Michael Dagen at central@sfa-mn.org. For a complete schedule and more information about Salsa Fest, visit www.sfa-mn.org/salsafest or its Facebook event page.

The Sustainable Farming Association advances environmental stewardship, economic resilience and strong, diverse communities through farmer-to-farmer networking, education, demonstration and research. For more information, visit sfa-mn.org.

Minnesota Salsa Fest is funded in part by Sourcewell and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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