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Red Wing's Organic Food Co-op

The new organic food co-op has officially opened six days a week.
To find out times and what's available, click on Riverbend Market.

Farmers' Market

The seven-day-a-week market expanded its offerings by moving its Saturday location from City Hall to the Red Wing Depot near Levee Park along the Mississippi River.

The Market can now sell produce at satellite sites around the city. Sargent's hosted the first winter market season this year. Look for summer satellites in 2011.

See the Farmers' Market web site here.

Community Gardens

Four years ago resident Becky Alsop moved to town, realized Red Wing didn't have a community garden, and energized people to start the Red Wing Community Garden Association. Today, here are the results:

Contact coordinator Melissa Brueschke at Mouse80512@gmail.com.

Food Shelf Food Rescue

Red Wing's Walmart now works with the Red Wing Food Shelf to donate excess food from their shelves.

Visit the Red Wing Food Shelf or email volunteer coordinator Dee Bender at danndee@pressenter.com.

Universal Playground
Residents Audra Quandt and Heather Marx came to town with the vision of a playground where everyone could participate, especially children and caretakers with physical challenges. With immense financial support from community organizations, individuals, and foundations--and hands-on support from volunteers all over the city--that vision is now reality. Today the Universal Playground is a place for all generations and has made Colvill Park a hub of activity, creative play, and fun.


For more information, click on Universal Playground.

Discovery Gardens
Located next to the Universal Playground at Colvill Park, the Discovery Gardens offer a chance for residents to get active while enjoying nature.

This series of nine gardens, all raised beds, includes a Cook’s Garden, Fragrance Garden, Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, Water Garden, and more. Visitors are encouraged to stroll along the gardens or join the volunteer group that gets their physical activity by weeding and caring for the plants.

The Discovery Garden also provides a place for residents to learn more about herbs and vegetables that grow well in our area, inspiring, we hope, more private vegetable gardens around the city.

For information, click on Discovery Gardens.

 

Red Wing in Bloom
Red Wing in Bloom gardens across the city provide more opportunities to burn off energy while making our town beautiful. Founded in 2008, this non-profit organization, in collaboration with the City of Red Wing, has been planting and caring for more than 600 trees, shrubs, and flowers along highways, streets, and other areas that need a makeover.

To offer hands-on or financial help, contact the Red Wing in Bloom Foundation, 420 Levee Street, Red Wing. Or, call Terry Yockey at 651-388-8324.