The 15-year-old brewery traded farming and cottage food deals with pumpkins, squash, coriander and beans as well as yaro, calendula and edible flowers.
And, she sells Kombucha, Kimchi and CBD products.
Newton said this year’s extreme weather crisis has been made clearer.
Part of the motivation for growing up is to show others that you can grow your own food on your property – she says, “of course on the lawn.”
Newton spent some time talking about the farm, her favorite food to eat, and then she met Andre 3000.
Fresh beans and carrots will be sold on a growing farm at Lincoln Park Farmers Market on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Duluth Harrison Park. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: You grew up in a farming family. What did that look like?
M’s farming is in my family history, I and I grew up on the Big Island for a while in a Hawaiian community, indigenous farming methods and fodder and land harvesting for many people and its cultural and spiritual relationship with the earth and the creatures and bodies. He is very much alive. So for me, farming was a very important part of my life.
My father always had a garden or a small market garden and was involved in the community farmers market. My great-grandparents raised cattle in Wisconsin and they were farmers, and my mother, who was enslaved, was a farmer. (We followed it before the Civil War, but in any case, African heritage is rich in agricultural knowledge.)
Q: You have completed your second year of leading urban agriculture. Name the places to be taken.
The most devastating factor is the devastating effects of our climate crisis on our food systems. Extreme heat, extreme temperatures, droughts, smoke from fires in the air, dying crops – right here in the barn – forced me to adapt quickly to growing my crops and business models.
The amount of labor required to do this was higher than ever, and I am not alone in my experience in the farming community. It made me think seriously about how to improve our local food system because the climate crisis is not going on, it is just going on, and moving forward together means adapting to change.
Duluth Jingle Beleza Newton on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Duluth Harrison Park at Lincoln Park Farmers Market will collect samples of her food grown on her growing farm. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: They ferment wholesale foods. Has your submission or process changed since you started?
During this past development, we have partnered with Garden Magic owner Jeffrey “Hobbs” Quantum, an amazingly knowledgeable Duluth Compost farmer and 33-year outdoor project developer. I lease the farmland to my nano-farms, and the soil I was blessed to cultivate feeds on the fertilizer every year for 33 years. ነው It is the most fertile soil I have ever worked with! Now almost all of my produce (some of the nutrients I trade with other local farmers) grows in this fertile soil.
Q: What do you like to eat from your harvest? And from your produce?
I like to eat everything that comes out of the ground. There is nothing wrong with the taste and texture of the food you grow or grow in your community. There is no taste in the grocery store that should be sent here, and the way you feel is life-changing. You are more active and have a lot of energy.
My favorite hot dish is my kombucha, very refreshing.
On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Dulle Jingle Beleza Newton spoke with Duluth Avias Kus while she was ordering garlic at Lincoln Park Farmers’ Market in Duluth Harrison Park. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: Explain the farming community to the twin ports.
For me, it is full of such beautiful and sincere people, I feel like I have really found my community within them. There is such a satisfying relationship that comes from working with the earth and meeting people who share it.
Farming is a laborious process, often misunderstood and misunderstood. It is great to see that change of mind, and our growing peasant community is filled with people with a lot of knowledge and information.
It is important to talk to other sections of the community about what they are seeing and experiencing as a result of the climate crisis. I value these discourses because they are uncomfortable.
Ginga Beleza Newton will sell two varieties of kombucha at Duluth Harrison Park at Lincoln Park Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: You were one of the recipients of Food Cop Gro Local Local Fund this year. (Congratulations!) What does this support mean to grow together?
This was a great deal. (Thank you!)
The support means we have been able to grow our business this year. Growing more food for me required cold storage, a small amount was essential for business, and we could not grow without it this year. I am very humble and grateful. Also, it was perfect time to accept it.
Dulut Jinga sells two varieties of garlic at Duluth Harrison Park during the Lincoln Park Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: Tips on how to get such support for other farmers?
Have a clear and realistic plan for regulatory growth, learn how the support will benefit your work, and if the project pays more than the prize, go in with your own money.
Also, do not be afraid of the paperwork, get some help on it if you want.
Lincoln Park Farmers Market Thursday, September 23, 2021 Duluth vegetables and kimchi pots are on display at Harrison Park during the Lincoln Park Farmers Market. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: What was your experience as a black farmer in Minnesota?
He will be very lonely. I look forward to the black farmers growing up in the community. It is a good time to start farming.
Duluth Left Ginga Beleza Newton Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Duluth Harrison Park at Lincoln Park Farmers Market, Duluth resident samples of Claude Washington Bread. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Question: How can we support our farmers?
First, buy food from local farmers. Make it a priority. Look for it.
Our personal power with our purchases is huge, and buying from local farmers and food producers is one of the simplest and most influential behaviors we can practice to support climate change mitigation.
You are empowering your community by actively reducing your personal carbon footprint, without investing in products that need to be grown, packaged and exported across the country.
In addition, you are giving your body the most nutritious food in your area.
Lincoln Park Farmers Market Thursday, September 23, 2021 Co-growing farm in Harrison Park in Duluth. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: What does growing up next mean?
In addition to maintaining what we have by setting up a freezer on our farm and converting shipping containers into a cold storage room, I set up an apple tree in the city garden by pouring energy on my city farm.
I love growing up and making food for people, it is an expression of love for me and very important to our planet, and when climate change sometimes overwhelms me and affects how I farm and trade, we want to work to produce more farmers and improve our local food system.
We were asked by a few people to set up a city park for them, and I strongly believe that food distribution and urban agriculture are a big part of the future and global warming of a healthy local food system.
Our vast farmland is dead, and there is a lot of soil in our yard and in the green spaces of the community. Grasslands are outdated by colonialism.
Well, we are not all in a position to use our lawns for food. So, Garden Magic and Growing Together are collaborating this summer to help people turn their lawn into a garden.
Dulutu Ginga Beleza Newton speaks with clients during the Lullon Park Farmers Market at Duluth Harrison Park on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Q: You can eat with three people (safely) both alive and dead. Who are they and why?
Harriet Tubman. She’s the only one who’s so bad, superhero, American history is a ninja warrior, in my opinion.
Andre 3000. I think we have a lot of interesting conversations about aliens and places and things. A.D. After the Augusta Summer Festival concert in 2014, I had the opportunity to sit down with Andre 3000 and talk to him, and I could not find anything other than how much I loved him, blah, blah. I would love to have another opportunity to sit down and talk with him, really.
I know Spoky Spok is a character (although I sometimes think Leonardo Nimmo was actually playing himself) but it was great to sit down and talk to him. He is very rational and emotional.
On Thursday, September 23, 2021, samples of garlic from Growing Together will be displayed at the Harrison Park Lincoln Park Farmers’ Market in Duluth. Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
If you would like to have your lawn turned into a catering station, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get all year round fresh food from Growing Together and other local farms on the Twin Ports REKO Ring Facebook page bit bit.ly/3ns8WQL.