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North Star Farms
P.O. Box 164
Carpio, N.D. 58725
(701) 720-2635

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Farm Classroom/Speakers
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Former North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson poses with Ilene and Marv Baker during a trip to visit North Star Farms and the farmers market in Carpio.
Ag Classroom
We are committed to education as we continue growing organic produce and expanding our farm. We intend to share what we learn through this website, on-farm visits, consulting and public speaking to provide a better understanding of organic production to consumers, growers and marketers. To book Marv and/or Ilene for a speaking engagement, please email Marv at ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Ilene at ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ). We will provide details and a full list of credentials.

Public Speaking and Consulting
Marv and Ilene are available on a number of topics relating to small-scale vegetable farming. They include; 1.) organic garlic production, 2.) passive solar greenhouse, 3.) working with media, 4.) building a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), 6.) starting a farmers market from scratch, 7.) educating supermarket staff, restaurateurs and food vendors about locally grown and organic, 8.) chemicals in agriculture.

Agri-Tourism
We provide tours of the farm and the greenhouse. School groups such as FFA groups or young children find it especially interesting. Drop by for a visit and we'll have some snacks right out of the field.

'You Can't Grow That in North Dakota'
We like to showcase our "impossible" crops, growing in the Des Lacs River Valley of northwestern North Dakota. Our marshmallow crop in 2009 gained national media attention. Others include hops, cotton, peanuts, sweet potatoes, okra and sugar cane.

 
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