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Brunch on a Budget with Fare For All It’s Saturday morning and I’m waking up my friends after a cozy night IN. The smell of green peppers and sausage, cooked to near perfection on an old cast iron pan, makes the wakeup a little easier. “People are forced to choose between essentials and grocery budgets get […] 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

Join our CSA!

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

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

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