Certified Gold Green Business

Big River Farms (BRF) has received gold level status in the Sustainable Stillwater MN Green Business Directory! This online, public directory encourages people to align their personal values with their spending by choosing businesses with green, sustainable, resilient products and practices. It lists environmentally and socially conscious businesses located in or serving Washington County, Minnesota. After applying, businesses receive either bronze, silver, […] Read more

Every Cent Counts!

Show your support for Big River Farms all month-long when shopping at River Market Co-op in Stillwater! Simply round-up your purchases to the nearest dollar at the register throughout the remainder of August. Your collective round-ups will be donated to us at month-end. These unrestricted funds will help us continue working toward building stronger, healthier communities; breaking […] Read more

The Tschumperlins choose beneficiaries with care

John and Lydija with The Food Group’s Volunteer Coordinator, Colette “If you value your money, and worked hard your whole life toward financial security, then why let someone else decide what happens to it after you’re gone? Put your wishes in writing!” This is the wise advice of John Tschumperlin, Cargill retiree, long-time volunteer, and […] Read more

Mobile Grocery Programs grow to offer products from 13 local farms and producers

In addition to sourcing local products for our food shelf and hunger relief partners, The Food Group is excited to offer locally grown and raised products from 13 local growers and producers for purchase through our mobile grocery programs Fare For All and Twin Cities Mobile Market this summer! Fare For All’s Minnesota Meat Pack, […] Read more

CSA Volunteer Spotlight – Koshiki

Did you know we have a dedicated team of seven volunteers that help pack your weekly CSA shares? They’re an integral part of what makes our CSA so successful, ensuring members like you receive fresh, beautiful veggie shares throughout our 18-week season. Every Wednesday morning, this committed crew joins us bright and early to pack […] Read more

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We Value Nutritious Food
Working with our community partners, The Food Group buys, gleans, grows, and processes fresh produce.

Food Bank
or Food Shelf?
The Food Group is a food bank that supplies other hunger relief agencies with fresh produce, frozen meat, grocery staples, and other household necessities. Food shelves distribute free food to individuals and families in their local communities.

The Food Group believes in food equity. They believe in culturally specific foods. They believe in meeting people where they are at. And most of all, they believe in dignity.

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Did You Know?
Over 20% of Black households and 19% of Latinx households report food insecurity, compared to 10% of white households.

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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 MN and WI.

The Food Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. EIN 41-1246504 Contributions are tax-deductible to the full amount provided by the law.

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