Earth Fest 2017 Exhibitors & Vendors

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Messiah Lutheran Church - Earth Fest Local Marketplace

2 Maple Farms - Augustyn Artworks Pottery Studio & Gallery - Balsam Lake Farms - Cook's Country Connection - Emma's Roots - Ethnic Creations - Fat Chicken Farm - Gilley's Naturals - Floodwood River Farm - Hibbing Farmers Market - Karl's Bread - Kudrle Farms - Majestic Muse Farm - Meadowlands Chocolate - Messiah Common Grounds Community Garden and Greenhouse - Minnesota Clean - Naturally - Never Summer Sugarbush/Chelsea Morning Farm - Organic Gold Black Dirt & The Dirt Lady Gardens Greenhouse & Treasures - Pike River Country Crafts 

Merritt Elementary School

Boreal Natives (Prairie Restoration) - Camp Invention - Cherry Greenhouse - EcoFaith Network NE MN Synod ELCA - Ely Field Naturalists - Friends of the Greenhouse - Itasca Hunting Ranch (IRE) - Laurentian Environmental Center - Listening Point Foundation - Lips by North of TwoTwo - Mesabi Family YMCA - Mesabi Humane Society - Mesabi Recreation - Minnesota Discovery Center - Minnesota Museum of Mining - Northern Light Wellness - Norwex - Raven Productions, Inc. - Recycled Lives - Silver Lake Restoration (IRE) - Summer Worker Outreach Project (SWOP) - Superior National Forest - Tucked Under LoonsUnwanted Electronics - Usborne Books & More - Vermilion Community College - Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry/Lutheran Outdoor Ministries - Young Living Essential Oils

Mountain Iron Community Center

1854 Treaty Authority - AEOA Housing Services - Bois Forte Heritage Museum - Clean Energy Resources Teams (CERTs) - Cook Area Farmers Market - Growing Together-Virginia Community Gardens - Hometown Focus - Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability - Iron Rangers for GMO Labeling - Madison Products, Inc. - Natural Harvest Food Co-op - North St. Louis County Soil & Water Conservation District - Northeast Service Cooperative - Northern Minnesota SME - Northern St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity - Organic Consumers Assoication - Orr Recreation and Resource Center - Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) - Rutabaga Project - Sierra Club North Star Chapter - St. Louis County Environmental Services - Small Business Development Center-Northeast Region - Virginia Market Square

 

Live Local Music at Earth Fest 2017

Christopher David Hanson Band

11 AM – 2 PM in the Merritt Elementary School Auditorium

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The Christopher David Hanson Band presents a soulful blend of timeless Rock and Roll, and all original American Roots music with hints of Motown, Swing, and Classic Country.  Formed in early 2013 the band has had a fantastic and fruitful career entertaining audiences and winning over fans across Minnesota.  The band has played with a host of national acts, and they have also featured a number of times on the PBS television program “The Playlist”.

Shannon LEE Gunderson

11 AM - 1 PM Acoustic Lunch in the Mountain Iron Community Center

Shannon has played many venues in Minnesota, including Iron World (Now called: Minnesota Discovery Center), most of the area's clubs, many weddings, funerals and performs as a solo artist as well as with a local trio called THE DIVAS.  She has also taught private music lessons (Piano, Guitar and Voice) for over 35 years.  Her repertoire is vast and includes just about every genre of music, as well as writing her own.  One of Shannon’s greatest joys is sharing her musical talent with an embracing audience!  You can find her on Facebook where she shares her up and coming gigs and her journey thru this fabulous life!!

Local Food at Earth Fest

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Natural Harvest Food Co-op in the Mt. Iron Community Center

  • Turkey Sloppy Joes (GF available) - turkey from  Ferndale Market of Cannon Falls, MN)
  • BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich (GF available) - pork from Balsam Lake Farms of Bovey
  • Asian Lake Trout Pita (GF available) - lake trout from Lake Superior caught by Bodin's Fisheries of Bayfield, WI
  • Veggie Hummus Sandwich (vegan)(GF available)
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate chip cookie 
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The Shop Coffeehouse in Merritt Elementary School in the AM

  • Coffee
  • Boxed Water
  • Pastries

Earth Fest 2017 Exhibitor/Vendors -

Interested in hosting a booth at Earth Fest 2017?  Please complete the Exhibitor/Vendor Application.  The Exhibitor/Vendor fee is $50.  Applications will be accepted through Monday April 3, 2017.

Return application materials (application form, $50 fee and Form ST19) to IRPS - P.O. Box 1165 Virginia, MN 55792.  Please see the Application for more information.


What was at Earth Fest 2016

Earth Fest 2016 featured close to 80 local exhibitors & vendors, live local music from the Christopher David Hanson Band and Sharon Rowbottom & Dan Boyer, and food from Natural Harvest Food Co-op and the Shop Coffeehouse!  Check out more information on Earth Fest 2016 exhibitors & vendors, music and food below. 

Click here to download the Earth Fest 2016 Event Flyer.

 
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Exhibitors: 1854 Treaty AuthorityArrowhead Economic Opportunity AgencyBois Forte Heritage MuseumBoreal Natives – A division of Prairie Restorations IncCamp Invention,  Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), Congregations Caring for the Earth, Ely Field NaturalistsEly Folk SchoolFiddlin’ Fifty Gravel Grinder & Potluck PicnicFriends of Sax-Zim Bog Hawk Ridge Bird ObservatoryFriends of the Greenhouse (FroG)George A. Erickson – Thorium Energy AllianceHometown FocusIron Range EngineeringProjects, Iron Rangers for GMO LabelingIron Range Partnership for SustainabilityLaurentian Environmental CenterListening Point FoundationLocal Foods ProjectLOTUS Corporation/Katherine’s HouseLyric Center for the ArtsMesabi Family YMCAMessiah Community Gardens & Community KitchenMinnesota Farmers UnionMinnesota Discovery CenterMinnesota PowerNE MN Synod ELCA Creation Care Team, Northern Light Wellness, Northern MN SMENorth St. Louis County Habitat for HumanityNorth St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation DistrictOrganic Consumers AssociationOrr Recreation and Resource Center, Inc (ORR Center)ReGenRutabaga Project & Virginia Farmers MarketSt. Louis County Environmental ServicesSt. Louis County Public Health/Healthy NorthlandSierra Club North Star ChapterSportsmen’s Club of Lake Vermilion Superior National ForestVermilion Community CollegeVirginia Tennis and PickleballVoyageurs Lutheran MinistryUMD Center for Economic Development/NE Small Business Development CenterUnwanted Electronics

Vendors: Augustyn Artworks Pottery Studio & GalleryBalsam Lake FarmsBear Creek AcresBig Timber Forestry ProductsCherry GreenhouseCook Area Farmers MarketEarly Frost Farms and GreenhouseFat Chicken FarmFloodwood River FarmHibbing Farmers MarketHealthy Lifestyles (Shaklee Products), Karl’s Bread of Tower, Kivimökin Studio, Mary’s Productions LLCNatural Harvest Food Co-op, Naturally, Pike River Crafts, Raven Productions IncRice River Lamb CompanySkunk Creek FarmThe Shop Coffeehouse, Timbermaid Recycled Treasures, Up Scale Fish TaxidermyYoung Living Essential Oils

Live Music

11 AM – 2 PM in the Merritt Elementary School Auditorium

The Christopher David Hanson Band presents a soulful blend of timeless Rock and Roll, and all original American Roots music with hints of Motown, Swing, and Classic Country.  Formed in early 2013 the band has had a fantastic and fruitful career entertaining audiences and winning over fans across Minnesota.  The band has played with a host of national acts, and they have also featured a number of times on the PBS television program “The Playlist”.

Live Music

11 AM – 1 PM  in the Mt. Iron Community Center

R&B is Dan Boyer and Sharon Rowbottom. The married duo have been members of the local music community for parts of the last five decades. Their musical tastes include all styles of music from all eras. Their vocal harmonies have been the foundation of their collaboration supported by Dan’s tasteful and melodic guitar strains over Sharon’s rhythmic counterparts. They have enjoyed musical success with several different local music groups over the years. They are delighted to lend their talents to Earth Fest and their dedication to promoting the sustainability of our resources for future generations.