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Tim and Shelly Elkington, of Montevideo, had lots of help from friends as they erected a 12-foot by 44-foot, passive solar greenhouse to produce cool-weather greens through the winter as part of a community-supported agriculture venture. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Elk’s Bluff Winter Greenhouse feeds a growing appetite for local foods

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MONTEVIDEO — No airline ticket to a southern destination required for Tim Elkington.

He makes his escape from winter every day with a short stroll through a big, red barn, which leads him right into the passive solar greenhouse he attached to it last summer.


He and his wife Shelly call it Elk’s Bluff Winter Greenhouse.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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