Big River Farms

September New Grower Open House

Big River Farms is accepting new applicants for the 2024 season! Learn about the Grower Training Program and Incubator Farm! Big River Farms could be right for you if you..    Are eager to learn more about how to grow your own food. Seek farmland and supporting infrastructure. Aim to initiate or expand an organic farming […] Read more

Emerging Farmers Conference

November 3 & 4, 2023 The Emerging Farmers Conference is designed by farmers, for farmers. Emerging food growers and producers are encouraged to attend, particularly Indigenous, New American, BIPOC, and women farmers. Registration is open! Visit the Emerging Farmers website for more info […] Read more

Help a Farmer Volunteer Day

Volunteer with your local farmer at Big River Farms this summer! Join farmers through the growing season for a variety of land-based tasks like harvesting, weeding, and farm maintenance. Volunteers should be prepared to work in the elements and perform physical farm tasks like weeding, harvesting, bending, and lifting. Join us every 2nd Wednesday during […] Read more

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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Learn from Last Year's Event
The 16th annual Emerging Farmers Conference was held virtually in January 2021. Check out the executive summary.

At Big River Farms, we believe everyone who wants to start a sustainable farm should have access to education, land, infrastructure, markets, resources, and connections to meet their goals.

Help raise awareness of hunger in our communities!

Media Inquiries
Contact Sophia or call 763-450-3860.

Cash Grants Are Welcome, Too
Contact Emily Eddy White about making a corporate or foundation gift to The Food Group or call 763-450-3868.

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

Are You a Fare For All Fan?
Share about your Fare For All stop! The more people who shop, the better the prices for everyone.

Equity and Nutrition
Learn more about The Food Group's mission and read our Equity Values Statement and Healthy Foods Policy.

Would your organization like to join our list of groups donating $5,000 or more? Email Laura Mirafuentes or call 763-450-4209.

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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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