Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture has always been a cornerstone of the region’s economy, from the small family farms of the settlers to multi-family farms of today. But with very sensitive natural surroundings and highly valued lake waters, the emphasis here is on organic or sustainable agriculture. Support for local farming and buying local produce, including many farmers markets and farm-to-school or farm-to-hospital programs, brings increased prosperity and opportunities for small farms. Read more about two communities spearheading the sustainable agriculture movement, Wadena and Long Prairie, here. and

Harvest Thyme Bistro is dedicated to promoting locally-grown food in the dining experience and through education, community outreach and networking. Our core philosophy and the overall principle that drives our business is being conscious of food that is good for our bodies, our community, and our planet.  Derek is an innovative chef who blends his creativity with the freshest abundance of local, seasonal, organic foods. Shari has a family-centric, caring personality and you'll always see her involved in activities & the community.With our three children, we relocated to Wadena this summer and purchased our 1st home! We are excited to be a part of this vibrant community and welcome the opportunity to get to serve you