Minnesota Food Association's mission is to build a more sustainable food system based on social, economic and environmental justice.
We seek to impact local food production, grow more sustainable food producers, and enhance their connections to markets and resources. We do our work in the St. Croix River Valley and the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota.
MFA provides a full range of educational programming about organic agriculture to beginning farmers and to all members of the community interested in learning more. Our unique approach uses the rich resources of a Certified Organic farm, located within the 7-county Twin Cities Metro, to engage our constituents directly in the lives of organic farmers and the production of the food they eat. Our farmer training program serves individuals from socially-disadvantaged backgrounds, primarily refugees and recent immigrants. Aspiring farmers can choose to participate in varying levels of our programming, based on their needs and level of commitment to farming.
Annual Open House!
July 19th, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
This year, the open house will be held in conjunction with the Co-op Eat Local Farm Tour. Events include field tours, hay rides, face painting and activities for the kids, refreshments, a raffle, a farmer's market product stand, shared recipes, and informational exhibit on the cultural traditions of Big River Farms Farmers and opportunities to learn about organic farming practices. Come and join the fun!
Aaron Blyth, Farm Manager at Big River Farms, tells SPNN's Market crew how he prepares for the 2012 growing season and how, as a farmer, he deals with the ever changing weather in Minnesota.
Thanks to SPNN for the Market Series.