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Big River Farms

We provide land and resources for farmers to learn sustainable practices, grow organic foods, and build strong businesses.

Big River Farms


About the farm

Big River Farms is an incubator farm near Marine on St. Croix, MN. Farmers have access to land, farm resources, and education to build their businesses, learn, and grow sustainable, organic foods.

Farmer Education

  • Land based learning: Beginning farmers manage plots of certified organic land.
  • Sustainable agriculture classes: Learn about soil health, biodiversity, pollinator habitats, water conservation, and other growing practices.

Emerging Farmers Conference

The Food Group and Big River Farms host an annual conference for for new and emerging growers and producers. The conference is for farmers, by farmers, and led by farmers. The goal is to empower emerging farmers with knowledge, resources and connection.

November 12 & 13, 2022

Mission Moment:
“Especially during this time of uncertainty, it is wonderful to reconnect with the earth and all it can produce.”
Ann Hill, volunteer

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The Food Group

We’re a nonprofit working at the intersection of equity and access to fresh, sustainable foods. From farming to distribution, we provide fresh food across 30+ counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Food Group Office & Warehouse

Big River Farms