Moshky Farm’s weekly CSA share

Our CSA program is one of many services and offerings here at Big River Farms. Farmers in our education program can opt into growing and selling their organic produce directly to you through our cooperative CSA model. In addition to the BRF CSA, farmers here develop and operate other independent markets too, including their own CSAs, farmers market sales, wholesale produce partnerships, and more. A portion of your CSA membership fees goes directly toward supporting these emerging farmers and local food enterprises.

Heather Drake and Marisa Benasutti of Moshky Farm & Gardens, one of the farm teams your CSA membership supports, are redefining who comes to mind when we think about farmers. 

“The way farmers and farming has looked is changing drastically and I hope we, along with other marginalized communities, start to fit the model of what farmers look like in the future,” says Heather. “The appeal of small organic farming is that it has been a more open and accepting space for us to be in and to feel like we have a place.”

We sat down with Moshky Farm over the winter to hear their story. Read the full blog post here.

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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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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