Organic-farming pioneer will speak at the Robert Trail Library
For nearly 30 years, just up Highway 3 from Rosemount, Atina and Martin Diffley sold vegetables from their roadside stand in Eagan. Many of their customers drove up from Rosemount for their fresh, organic fare.
The couple started their organic farm, Gardens of Eagan in 1973 and continued to sell fresh produce from the Highway 3 stand through 2007. Atina and Martin sold their farm operation, which had moved to the Lakeville area, to The Wedge Co-Op in 2008.