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Author Atina Diffley will speak Tuesday at the Robert Trail Library.

Organic-farming pioneer will speak at the Robert Trail Library

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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.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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