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Resolving Hunger Takes More Than Food

KaZoua Berry’s life mission is to resolve hunger. As a certified health coach, she taught people how to prepare and cook nutritious food. As a community organizer, she helped people start community gardens in their backyard. As a collaborator with Frogtown Farms in St. Paul, she began the practice of seed saving- collecting and saving […] Read more


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


produce overflowing from a grocery bag

White Bear Area Food Shelf: Weekly Delivery Program breaks down barriers to transportation

Marie Van Buskirk, Program Manager, holds a box ready for delivery As a case manager, Marie always had a fondness for White Bear Area Food Shelf. She used to refer a lot of people there because she trusted the quality of their service. As her interest in food systems grew, however, she knew she wanted […] Read more


Meet Farmer Porfirio Perez

Originally from Guatemala, farmer Porfirio Perez came to Big River Farms (BRF) over ten years ago with a lot of experience in agriculture and food processing. In Guatemala he grew coffee, corn, and beans, and was involved in the many steps of coffee production, including land prep; planting and caring for trees; and harvesting, washing, […] Read more


Certified Gold Green Business

Big River Farms (BRF) has received gold level status in the Sustainable Stillwater MN Green Business Directory! This online, public directory encourages people to align their personal values with their spending by choosing businesses with green, sustainable, resilient products and practices. It lists environmentally and socially conscious businesses located in or serving Washington County, Minnesota. After applying, businesses receive either bronze, silver, […] Read more


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