Locally Owned, Organically Grown
Carrie Sell (Cook, MN) Carrie Sell
President & Education Committee:

Carrie Sell has a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life West Chiropractic College in Hayward, California. She returned to her hometown of Cook to open her own chiropractic practice in 2016. Dr. Sell is thrilled to offer plant-based nutrition classes in the new Natural Harvest classroom. In her spare time, she loves to prepare healthy meals, teach spinning classes at Supreme Court Fitness, and spend time with her husband William on Lake Vermilion. She looks forward to serving the Co-op community.
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Darrel Swenson (Britt, MN) Darrel Swenson
Vice President & GM Evaluation Committee:

Darrel is a retired teacher at Virginia High School. He and his wife Joie have lived in Britt since 1969 and have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Darrel has been an organic gardener since 1970 and became a member of Natural Harvest while the store was on Chestnut Street. After retiring from teaching he held a part-time job at NHFC for about 15 years; serving as the beverage buyer, coffee buyer, and plants-seeds buyer. He took 2 trips to the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico to work with native organic coffee farmers. Darrel is a strong believer in organic foods; in the labeling of GMO's; in the "Fair Trade" movement; and believes that everyone should become members of the "Organic Consumers Association". Darrel plans to be a positive influence for the future of the Co-op by serving on the board.
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Pauli Rancourt (Eveleth, MN) Pauli Rancourt
Perpetuation Committee:

A combined background of nonprofit administration, finance management, and a desire to live a healthy lifestyle are the foundation to my interest in serving on the Board of Directors. I am excited to be a member of the coop, and to support local business as much as possible. The teamwork and shared vision and oversight of the General Manager and Board of Directors is something I am committed to so the community can continue to enjoy quality goods purchased locally and priced competitively.
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Julie Juntune (Virginia, MN) Julie Juntune
Secretary & GM Evaluation Committee:

Julie is an ardent believer in the values promoted by NHFC such as healthy, organic living, investment in local farmers and businesses, democracy, and social responsibility. She has many years of sales experience and has been involved with various co-ops for most of her life, both as an employee and member-owner. She understands the variety of reasons people choose to shop at co-ops such as special diets, sustainability, and food sensitivities. Julie loves gardening, reading and going on mini adventures with her two children. She feels privileged to serve the co-op and looks forward to helping Natural Harvest grow.
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Emma Peterson (Virginia, MN) Emma Peterson
Treasurer & Perpetuation Committee:

Emma was born, raised, and attended elementary and high school in Ely, MN. She graduated from UMD with a BA in Anthropology and later also completed an AS in nursing. She currently runs a small sewing business and is raising her three children. The Co-op embodies her values of quality nutrition, supporting local business and farmers, and treating our Earth well. She hopes to help the Co-op to continue its valuable contribution to our community.
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Stephen Levchak (Chisholm, MN) Stephen Levchak
Steve was born and raised in Chisholm and attended UMD, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Teaching Earth and Space Science. He returned to the Iron Range to pursue a career at Hibbing Taconite, where he has worked since 2006. In his spare time, Steve enjoys reading, playing the guitar, watching nature documentaries, viewing the night sky through his telescope, and spending time outdoors. He also likes trying all of the new recipes that his wife Erin creates and is fortunate to find such a great selection of healthy foods at the Co-op. Steve looks forward to working with the other members of the Board to help ensure the long-term success of our co-op.
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Jenna Asuma (Gilbert, MN) Jenna Asuma
Jenna was first introduced to alternative medicine 5 years ago and it instantly became one of her life’s passions. That was just the tip of the iceberg as she quickly discovered how nutrition, environment, lifestyle and eating organic all play a dynamic role in overall health and wellbeing. She continues to study and loves helping and educating others whenever she can. Jenna is also very passionate about the environment and sustainable agriculture, as she currently lives on a small hobby farm with her husband and two children. In her free time, you will most likely find her with her family in the woods, on the water, or tending to their garden, chickens and honeybees. Jenna feels very fortunate to be part of the team that keeps the Co-op thriving and serving the needs of the community.
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Kelsey Gantzer (Virginia, MN) Kelsey Gantzer
Kelsey moved to Virginia in 2018 to manage The Rutabaga Project for Access to Healthy Local Food. She has a background in nonprofit administration, communications, and local food systems. She holds a BA in Business Administration and English Literature from the University of St. Thomas. Kelsey is excited to serve on the Co-op board and hopes to see the Co-op continue to thrive.
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Kristin Dosan (Eveleth, MN) Kristin Dosan
Kristin moved to Eveleth from Coon Rapids, MN in 1996 after meeting her husband in college at St. Cloud State University. She is an operations supervisor at Blue Cross Blue Shield and has worked there for over 10 years. Their family consists of three very active children ages 20, 17, and 14 and she spends most of her time cheering on the kids during their various activities. In her spare time, she enjoys running and tries to compete in two races each year to keep on track. She looks forward to being a contributing member of the Board, as well as working with the current Board members. She believes we can keep our community strong by being innovative and collaborative.
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The Harvest Beet Fall 2019 What's Inside?

40th Anniversary Celebration ❦ No Waste Shopping ❦ Monthly Community Dinners ❦ Board Report ❦ Fall Classes ❦ Local Producer Feature: Early Frost Farm ❦ Fall Classes

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