Three Big River Farms staff are providing emergency services to seed farmers’ starts duing the COVID-19 outbreak. Farmer Mentor, May Lee, has an expert touch with seeding, and always a smile on her face!

It seems as though every single thing in our lives is shifting unpredictably right now. We keep tossing around words like “unprecedented” and “new normal.”

At Big River Farms, we are shifting and adapting, too. We have limited access to Big River Farms to select staff whose top priority is now seeding plant starts for our CSA program. We’ve installed additional handwashing stations and enhanced our cleaning and sanitization protocol in the office and the greenhouse.

And yet, spring is still arriving, right on schedule. The growing season doesn’t stop. Now more than ever, our communities depend on a consistent supply of fresh, nutritious food.

While everything feels uncertain, this remains unchanged. We here at BRF continue to plant, water, and nurture our seedlings so we can continue to bring you the food to keep you and your family healthy.

Joining our CSA may be the easiest way to continue to maintain a healthy social distance while continuing to enjoy fresh produce throughout the season and support local growers. Your membership supports multiple farm families from all different backgrounds who rely on farming to meet their needs.

Currently, we are not anticipating interruptions to CSA deliveries due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

We are all in this together. In trying times, we continue to support one another and work together with creativity and resilience to build a sustainable food system. Be safe out there and wash your hands!

To learn more about Big River Farms CSA click here.

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

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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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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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