Opening Reception for “Rooted In The Land” (SE Minnesota Woman Farmers) & Mary Slabaugh, Farm Woman

 

 
The date of the opening reception for “Rooted in the Land”  SE Minnesota Women Farmer project is April 14th, at the Winona County Historical Society.   Please join us from 1-3pm for refreshments and to meet many of the women farmers.  More to come about that later!
 
I wanted to share a little about Mary Slabaugh who is featured in the  pastel painting below during the Winona Farmers Market last summer.
 

Mary and her husband Amos have a picturesque  farm in Lanesboro, MN.  They are part of an Amish community there.  Mary and Amos moved to this settlement from Ohio 29 years ago.  They use horses to help work their farm.  The family grows hay, corn and soybeans.  They also have beef cows pigs, chickens and eggs.  

Mary runs her large family garden.  She does all of the canning and preserving for the family and also has a booth at the Winona farmers market.  Her product  is all organic.   

I love her wide array of colorful preserves, lovely baked goods and beautiful smile.

This activity is made possible by the voters

of Minnesota through grants from MSAB

thanks to a legislative appropriation from

the arts & cultural heritage fund.

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