Busy Season in the Gardens

Carrots freshly harvested from our Market Garden in St. Joe.

The summer may be coming to an end, but the busy harvest season is just beginning. All four of our gardens are looking lush, filling up with new fruits and vegetables. Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers galore, beets and broccoli, they’re all in full bloom. And they’re all available at Sartell Market Monday at the CMSP stand from 3:00 through 6:30. With the abundant garden crops and the success of our last preservation and canning event, the community has demanded we host another preservation event focused around what to do with all the tomatoes. Happy to provide the service, we’re teaming up to plan a date and time for this to happen in late September. We want you to be able to have fresh, chemical-free veggies year round.

April 22 Sustainability Expo Seeks Vendors

CMSP, in partnership with the City of St. Cloud, The Joint Planning Sustainability Committee and St. Cloud State University, invites St. Cloud area farmers, vendors and local green businesses to join us at the 2nd Annual Sustainability Expo on Sunday April 22, from 11AM-3PM.

Benefits include:

1. Great opportunity to promote individual farmers markets.
2. Exhibit tables are also available to promote individual farmers.
3. There are no fees. Six foot exhibit spaces with 6 foot tables are free.
4. Electricity available for free.
5. No hidden charges.
6. Pre purchased, sustainable local foods are free to the public.
7. Expect more than 50 exhibitors this year. 
8. Expect 2,000 plus attendees.
9. Last year’s vendors expressed excellent results).
10. See below for online application. 
Register online here. The deadline is register is Friday, March 2.
Contact Rick Miller at 320-492-9415 with any questions.


Welcome to CMSP’s brand, shiny, new website.

We are stoked about our new space. But more importantly, we’re overjoyed that you are here.

Make sure to visit often as we begin to add more inf0 on the 2012 growing season and the many ways for you to get involved with our growing organization.

Check out our site on Facebook if you haven’t already…..and let us know what you’d like to see on our new virtual home.


Katrina Pierson
Board Chair