Upcoming Events At Big River Farms, a program of
Minnesota Food Association Activities
2014 Farm Training Classes - These classes are required for first year participants, but open to the public. They are meant to cover the basics of farming in this climate and farming organically. All winter classes are in St. Paul from 5:30-7:45 at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, 1115 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106.
September 22, 2013 - Big River Slow Food Harvest Dinner from 2-7, A fundraiser for immigrant organic farmers and Slow Food programs. Meet the farmers and hear their stories. Tour the farm. Enjoy a multi-course dinner by chefs from restaurant Alma and Brasa Rotisserie, Joe Hatch Surisook of Sen Yai Sen Lek, Jorge Guzman of Solera and Mike Phillips of Three Sons Meats.
October 12, 2013, Harvest Party - Join us for an evening potluck, tours of the farm, music, bonfire and fun with family and friends.
February 1-2, 2014, 9th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference. Located at the University of Minnesota Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108. Registration will be available in October, 2013.
August 3, 2013 by invitation only Member Brunch - EVENT IS FULL
August 8, 2013,4:30-6:30 Butter Bakery Cafe, Meet Your Farmer Cocktail Hour, 3700 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Join Glen Hill and farmers from the program for a visit, some free samples from Butter Bakery. Get to know MFA and we want to get to know you.
July 13, 2013 by invitation only Member Brunch - EVENT IS FULL
July 20, 2013 Eat Local Farm Tour sponsored by the Cooperative Grocery Stores in the Twin Cities - visit the farm from noon - 4 pm with a formal tour at 1:00.
February 2-3, 2013: 8th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference. Located in St. Paul at the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters.
October 13, 3:30-8 pm. Harvest Party - Join us for an evening potluck, tours of the farm, a band, bonfire and fun with family and friends.
September 23, 2012. 2pm – 8 pm. Big River Slow Food Harvest Dinner on the Farm – Fundraiser for Slow Food MN Twin Cities and MN Food Association. Silent Auction, a white-tablecloth, full-service dinner with wine pairings. The menu combines foods of farmer-immigrants with favorite dishes of our guest chefs: Lucia Watson of Lucia’s, Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer of Corner Table, Joe Hatch-Surisook of Sen Yai Sen Lek and John Kraus of Patisserie 46. Much of the produce will come from Big River Farms. Wine pairings will accompany the courses.
August, 19, 2012, Dinner On The Farm 5 pm onwards. Family Friendly event – children are free.
July 21, 2012, Eat Local Farm Tour, 11am - 4pm
June 2, 10 am-2 pm., Community Workday- Our projects aren’t identified yet, but they are sure to be fun.
May 12, Noon-4 pm. Spring Open House and Plan Sale Fall - Join us for an afternoon of tours,pot luck lunch, purchase flowers and plants for your own garden. This is also last call for CSA shares, unless we are full by then.
May 5, 9 –noon, Community Thread Volunteer Workday - spring cleaning office, barn, build storage for farmers-in-training, field work with farmers-in-training.
April 7, 8 am – noon, Community Workday – Pull Plastic on Tomato Hoop House, lay line for irrigation system.