Author Archives: Heidi Marttila-Losure

Dakota Local Food Challenge is underway!

The Dakota Local Food Challenge officially started on Saturday … but if you didn’t remember, didn’t get the memo, or just needed a little more time to gear up for it, it’s not to late to sign up! Head on over the main page for details: dakotafire.net/golocal Read More »

New Langford restaurant to host Dakotafire Cafe conversation event Aug. 3

The latest Dakotafire Café, a series of events intended to spark community and regional conversations, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Front Porch restaurant in Langford, S.D. Dakotafire Cafés intend to get people talking about the topic presented in the latest issue of Dakotafire magazine, according to Dakotafire Publisher and Editor Heidi Marttila-Losure. “Most ... Read More »

A few spots left at Prairie Idea Exchange event June 10

“How can agriculture help to create better communities, and how can communities help to create better agriculture?” You are invited to take part in a thought-provoking conversation Wednesday, June 10, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dakota Event Center, 720 Lamont St. S., Aberdeen, S.D. (west of Target)   The next session of the Prairie Idea Exchange (P.I.E.) will explore the connection between agriculture ... Read More »

Read the November/December 2014 issue online

The November/December 2014 issue of Dakotafire is now available to read online. The first story is available free of charge; if you’d like to read the whole issue, purchase access here. Print subscribers: You can access the digital version free of charge! Email to get your digital subscription set up. Read More »

Community conversation event on rural health care is Nov. 18

The fourth in a series of regional events intended to spark community conversations sponsored by Dakotafire Media will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Springs Café in Wessington Springs, S.D. It will serve as the program for the regular meeting of the Springs Area Community Club, and the public is welcome to attend. Read More »

Fired Up: Gearing up to go local

Just seven?! As I plan for going “hardcore” local in the Dakota Local Food Challenge, that’s the first seemingly insurmountable task. How can I narrow down the exceptions to the local food rule to just seven? Here’s what I have so far. You’ll notice I’m stretching the definition of an “item” a bit already. Coffee. Non-negotiable. Salt and spices. I ... Read More »

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