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Angela Jackson began marketing her grass-fed beef to a supermarket chain, but the demand led her to line up other producers. The producers have now opened up a store front retail center in Vermillion, S.D. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Western Minn. local foods producers looking to tap growing market


MILAN -- If there's any question about the growing demand for locally produced foods in the midst of farm country, talk to Angela Jackson of Prairie Sun Organics of Vermillion, S.D.

She began selling her grass-fed beef at HyVee grocery stores and had to recruit eight other producers to keep them stocked. Jackson soon had so many freezers running in her home that she couldn't turn on the microwave without crashing the circuits.

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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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