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Support New Farmers while Eating Great Food While it may be cold and windy outside, Big River Farms (BRF) is already deep in the planning stages of our 2022 community supported agriculture (CSA) program. BRF farmers are currently placing seed orders, CSA produce contracts are being developed with our farmers, and membership sign-ups for next […] Read more


From Community Gardener to Entrepreneurial Farmer

Samuel and a friend delivering maize. I met Samuel Siso, owner of Gesima Obwororo Organic Vegetable Farm, several years ago in The Food Group’s community garden in front of our building in New Hope. Ever friendly and always smiling, Samuel is a gardener who I saw daily during the gardening season. Samuel was often washing […] Read more

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Community Partner Spotlight: Minneapolis University Rotary Club

Volunteers with the Minneapolis University Rotary Club stock a food shelf. Carol Skulstad knew her community was suffering. With the pandemic in full swing, the social unrest following the murder of George Floyd erupted. These two life changing events collided to form an economic crisis that meant thousands of Minnesotans were affected by food insecurity. […] Read more


Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit Relatives

May 5, 2022 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit Relatives (MMIWG2S). This crisis is happening here in Minnesota, on Dakota land, and across the country. It must be addressed.  American Indian women face murder rates 10 times higher than the national average. The majority of assault and […] Read more


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Giving for Today & Tomorrow

Young tomatoes on vine Marsha G. has a deep history of contributing to The Food Group and for the last several years, she has inspired others to give, too. Marsha feels strongly about providing hunger relief in her community. And she says The Food Group, “does such a great job!”  Marsha became a regular donor more than […] Read more

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We’re a local nonprofit working at the intersection of equity and access to healthy, sustainable foods. From farming to distribution, we provide good food to those who need it most in 30 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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