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April’s Featured Artist: Naomi Rupp

What drives you to create? I love nature and the complexity of it. When I see a photo of an animal or flower etc., and I experience a feeling like amazement, calmness, peace, I try to translate that in my work. What does your work represent? My work represents the beauty we still have in…

March Change Within Reach Recap

Two staff members holding a large novelty check stating that the Quad City Food Shelf will receive two thousand one hundred eighty one dollars from Natural Harvest shoppers.

In March 2022, our shoppers donated $2,181.32 to the Quad City Food Shelf! The Quad City Food Shelf supports families in our Iron Range community with food assistance and access to resources. Donations will supplement their food intake and directly help local families. Learn more about the Quad City Food Shelf here. Thank you for your…

February Change Within Reach Recap

In February 2021, our shoppers donated $1,445.81 to the RMHC’s Project Warmth! Project Warmth provides warm clothing, financial support, and other necessities to those in our Iron Range community in need during these cold winter months. Learn more about the Range Mental Health Center here. Thank you for your support!

March’s Featured Artist: Judith Johnson

Judith stands next to an assortment of vibrant, framed and matted watercolor paintings hanging on our Gallery wall.

Judith Johnson creates art inspired by her love of our local nature. Stop in to your Co-op and see her work! What made you choose watercolor as a medium? I work mainly with watercolor because I enjoy the unpredictability of it. I also like the thought pattern in creating a painting, it’s like working from…

January Change Within Reach Recipient

In January 2021, our shoppers donated $1,581.96 to the Howard Wagoner Trails Club! The Howard Wagoner Trails Club is a volunteer-based organization working to improve the City of Tower Ski Trails. Donations will assist in providing improved grooming equipment, lighting, and assistance to volunteers. Learn more about the Howard Wagoner Trails Club here. Thank you for…

Producer Spotlight: Positively 3rd Street Bakery

During February, we’re all thinking of how to treat that special someone— …luckily for you, the staff of Positively 3rd Street Bakery of Duluth, MN have you covered! Your Co-op is ‘positively’ ecstatic to carry a wide variety of Positively 3rd Street’s delicious breads and baked goods. Our recommendation? Their fantastic Cinnamon Raisin Bagels! How did…

February’s Local Artist: Rowan Myre

Rowan Myre of Maple Sapling Studio explores the intersection where the arts and nature meet. As an Owner at Natural Harvest, she understands the importance of sustainability, relating this directly to what she creates. What drives you to create? I shied away from art for many years because it can be such a wasteful and…

January’s Local Artist: Peri Bovitz

This January, we’ll be hosting Peri Bovitz of Chisholm, MN as our Artist in Residence! Why do you create your art? I’ve always made art off and on and I enjoy pieces that carry an emotion with them. Typically, I tend to use a lot of color when I draw or paint. I believe the…

December Change Within Reach Recipient

In December 2021, our customers donated $2,097 to The Angel Fund! The Angel Fund of Northeastern Minnesota works to support those diagnosed with cancer through financial, food, and transportation support, among others. Learn more about the Angel Fund’s mission here. Thank you for supporting our community members!

Producer Spotlight: Miller Mohawk Bean Co.

An assortment of kraft paper bags containing coffee on a glass table.

January’s Local Producer is Miller-Mohawk Bean Co. of Aurora, MN. Your Co-op is proud to carry a wide assortment of Miller-Mohawk coffee blends, such as their delicious, deep Midnights, or the full-flavored Miner’s Roast. How did Miller-Mohawk Bean Co. get started? We started MMBC at home because we couldn’t find a coffee that we really enjoyed,…

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