Classes and Farm Tours

 

 
2018 Class Schedule
 
 
 
2018 Growing Season Schedule Most Growing Season classes take place at Big River Farms, 14220-B Ostlund Trail N, Marine on St Croix MN 55047, or other area farms. This schedule is subject to change – please click the calendar link above for the most up-to-date information, or call our office at 651-433-3676. Registration required.
 
Join Big River Farms/MFA for one of our field days before summer is over!  
 
Thursday, August 23rd, 5:00-8:00 PM – Farm Tour: Mouacheupao Farm –  Hmong Farming Culture - Learn about traditional Hmong farming culture and daily life from farmer Xong Mouacheupao. Walk with Xong, cook, and share a farm-fresh meal together while she shares stories about Hmong traditions and artifacts. Location: 16797 Elmcrest Ave N, Hugo MN 55038  
 
Monday, August 27, 4:00-8:00 PM - Community Work Day: Greenhouse Plastic - Help re-stretch the plastic over the Big River Farms greenhouse! Hours worked will be deducted from MFA farmers’ community work fee. Location: Big River Farms, 14220-B Ostlund Trail N, Marine on St. Croix MN 55047  
 
Thursday, September 13, 6:00-8:00 PM - Raising Goats for Profit - The Munch Bunch grazes goats on public and private land for profit. Learn about the demand for goats to eat invasive weeds and how to add value to your goat operation or begin with goats. Topics include managing goats off the farm, the ins and outs of raising goats, and the infrastructure and resources needed. Location: Big River Farms, 14220-B Ostlund Trail N, Marine on St. Croix MN 55047  
 
Sunday, September 30th, 2:00-4:00 PM - Farm Tour: Featherstone Farm - Featherstone Farm is 22-year old, 250 acre certified organic farm that produces around 70 crops for local co-ops, restaurants, grocers, wholesalers and CSA members. Hear from founder and owner Jack Hedin about operating organically on a larger scale, and how scale affects all aspects of farming, from planning, to markets, to pest/weed control. Location: 43090 City Park Rd. Rushford, MN 55971 **Carpool & mileage reimbursements available    
 
RSVP to Laura at 651-433-3676 or laura@mnfoodassociation.org to register!
 
View a selection of our winter classes on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQ-S1fo1NKeQQKBY_Agdxg/featured 
 
Cost to Attend:
$20 per class unless otherwise noted*
$250 for the whole season (February - November)
*Discounts available for those who are unable to pay full price. Contact laura@mnfoodassociation.org for information.
 
Classes run from January through November. Please note that they tend to go at a slower pace to accommodate those with English as a second language.
 
Preregistration is requested. You can register or get more information by calling 651-433-3676 or emailing Laura at laura@mnfoodassociation.org.