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Members of Boy Scout Troop 25 planted potatoes Saturday on Gary Vanyo's farm near Bemidji to benefit the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. Working above are Mark Lacey, left, and Jay Burba-Venne, right, with Ken Lacey, their Scout master, in the background. Vanyo designated six acres of land to be planted for the food shelf. Groups and individuals are being sought to volunteer for the project. Pioneer Photo/Laurie Swenson

Bemidji Community Food Shelf: Garden will help others

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A bounty of fresh produce will be coming up for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf this summer, thanks to land designated as a garden for the food shelf.

"I had heard they were having to buy potatoes to give away," said Gary Vanyo, who set aside six acres of land near his rural Bemidji home. The food shelf is seeking volunteers to help work the land.

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