Happy Pride Month! This month, and all year long, we celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities within Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ farming family, including nonbinary and genderqueer farmers. We also recognize the high rates of racism, sexism, and other forms of identity-based oppression and discrimination that queer farmers and QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) continually face in the food and farming sectors. We invite you to join us in speaking out against these social injustices.

Not sure where to start? Educate yourself and encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to join you in efforts to make organic veggie farming more inclusive and equitable. Speak up when you hear or see a sexual or racial microaggression. Intervene if you witness someone being verbally or physically attacked because of their identities or sexual orientation. 

Learn how queer farmers are creating more inclusive spaces in the articles below.

Eater – “Queer Farmers are Changing the Landscape”

Civil Eats – “Queer, BIPOC Farmers are Working for a More Inclusive and Just Farming Culture”

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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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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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