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Farmer Profile: Mario Alvarez

I’ve been farming all my life, and for generations – my great grandparents, my grandparents, my parents, my siblings, and me, we all farmed. But the only thing we sold was the coffee. The corn, beans, and everything else was just for our own consumption and to feed our animals. 


Founding Partner: Joyce Uptown Food Shelf

Before food shelves were a standard neighborhood resource, Joyce Uptown Food Shelf made its mark as a safe place for families to access food when they needed it most. As a founding partner of The Food Group, fifty-three years later, Joyce is busy as ever.

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Farmer Profile: Whitney Terrill, Asfora Farm

Meet Whitney Terrill, founder and owner of Ashore Farm and regenerative grower.


Big River Farms Farmer Education Program Application 2023

Apply to farm and learn with Big River Farms in the 2023 growing season

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Farmer Profile: Porfirio Perez

We have a different way of working with the plants. We know how to make them grow. They need to be taken care of – if you don’t work with the land, it won’t give you anything back.


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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.

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