Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Eat For Equity: The Welcome Table / Center for Victims of Torture

Eat for Equity invites you to a feast that connects us to each other---across cultures, nationalities, and neighborhoods.

Join us for a four-course feast designed by four cooks, and prepared by a team of volunteers. Courses will celebrate and reflect each cook’s personal heritage and immigration story. Each guest will be invited to share their own experiences, to find connection and empathy in a shared meal.

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Land Stewardship Project Youth Summit
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Land Stewardship Project Youth Summit

Do you know a young person in grades 7-12 who is passionate about sustainable agriculture, family farms, clean water or social justice? We would like to hear from them today! The Land Stewardship Project is launching a youth initiative, seeking to deeply involve young people in engagement across the organization.

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Northeast Winter Farmers Market
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Northeast Winter Farmers Market

Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the Winter months at our Northeast Winter Market!

We will proudly feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared food by Chowgirls, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, kids activities, plus a great variety of over 35 local vendors. It will be a weekend destination with something to offer for all!

Northeast Winter Market Website
Northeast Winter Market Instagram

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Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Community Cooks Workshop - New Moms

Tailored to meet the needs of families, new and soon-­to-­be mothers, youth, and partner organizations, Community Cooks is an opportunity to come together to grow, cook, eat and learn. Even preschoolers can join with the Fresh Start Garden which integrates a garden curriculum into the mix of Community Cooks. Participants learn from each other about cooking, nutrition and social justice issues that impact the communities.

New Moms is for expecting mothers and mothers with children under 2 years of age

Community cooks is part of Appetite for Change

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Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot

The St. Paul Farmers Market and Union Depot have teamed up to host an indoor midweek winter farmers market. The market will be the only midweek indoor winter market in Saint Paul and will offer Lowertown workers and residents an easy way to pick up fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-made goods during their lunch hour.

Every Wednesday (November 7 – December 19) from 10 AM – 1:30 PM stop by Union Depot to shop locally grown produce, baked goods, jams + jellies, honey, eggs, chocolates, sauces + more! The market will be setup in the historic Head House just a few steps from Union Depot Bar & Grill and Java Express.

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Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Land Stewardship Project Local Foods Listening Session - Northfield

Can you join the Land Stewardship Project at our local foods listening session happening at Keepsake Cidery in Dundas, Minn., on Tuesday, Nov. 27?

The Land Stewardship Project recently launched our Local Foods Listening Campaign, and we want to hear from members about what narratives, policies and regulations need to change to make Minnesota a national leader in helping farmers grow food for their communities and state.

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Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot

The St. Paul Farmers Market and Union Depot have teamed up to host an indoor midweek winter farmers market. The market will be the only midweek indoor winter market in Saint Paul and will offer Lowertown workers and residents an easy way to pick up fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-made goods during their lunch hour.

Every Wednesday (November 7 – December 19) from 10 AM – 1:30 PM stop by Union Depot to shop locally grown produce, baked goods, jams + jellies, honey, eggs, chocolates, sauces + more! The market will be setup in the historic Head House just a few steps from Union Depot Bar & Grill and Java Express.

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Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

Community Cooks Workshop - Family

Tailored to meet the needs of families, new and soon-­to-­be mothers, youth, and partner organizations, Community Cooks is an opportunity to come together to grow, cook, eat and learn.

Even preschoolers can join with the Fresh Start Garden which integrates a garden curriculum into the mix of Community Cooks. Participants learn from each other about cooking, nutrition and social justice issues that impact the communities.

Family community cooks is open to everyone, please feel free to join us

Community cooks is part of Appetite for Change

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Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

Community Cooks Workshop - Youth

Tailored to meet the needs of families, new and soon-­to-­be mothers, youth, and partner organizations, Community Cooks is an opportunity to come together to grow, cook, eat and learn.

Even preschoolers can join with the Fresh Start Garden which integrates a garden curriculum into the mix of Community Cooks. Participants learn from each other about cooking, nutrition and social justice issues that impact the communities.

Youth community cooks is a workshop tailored to young people ages 14-24

Community cooks is part of Appetite for Change

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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Land Stewardship Project Local Foods Listening Session - Minneapolis

Can you join the Land Stewardship Project at our local foods listening session happening at the Land Stewardship Project on Thursday, Nov. 29?

The Land Stewardship Project recently launched our Local Foods Listening Campaign, and we want to hear from members about what narratives, policies and regulations need to change to make Minnesota a national leader in helping farmers grow food for their communities and state.

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Herbs for Deworming Sheep & Goats

Alternative methods for worming livestock are more important than ever as parasite resistance becomes common.

This class talks about different parasites, management techniques and how to effectively use herbs to reduce dependence on chemicals and increase natural immunity. Participants will also learn about different herbs, their effectiveness and how to make herbal formulas that fit their farm. At the end of the workshop, there will be time for questions and answers.

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Mill City Winter Farmer's Market
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Mill City Winter Farmer's Market

The Mill City farmer’s market doesn’t stop in October! Shop from over 40 local farmers, food makers and artists for weekly groceries, unique handmade gifts and holiday meals. The Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for local and organic food all year round.

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Scandinavian Holiday Treats

Spritz, Rosettes, Fattigman, Sandbakkelse, and Krumkake! Although the traditional Scandinavian dessert table is composed of 7 different types of cookies, Terry has selected 5 of the most iconic to get you started. What better way to keep traditions alive for future generations than to learn these time-honored recipes to share with your family!

Put on by the Farm Table Foundation

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Minneapolis International Festival
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Minneapolis International Festival

The Minneapolis International Festival will celebrate the variety of cultures in the City of Minneapolis and surrounding communities with music, dance, art, cultural learning booths, exhibits, demonstrations, food AND MORE.

Learn about the many amazing cultures that make Minneapolis such a wonderful place to live. The Minneapolis International Festival is FREE and open to the public, with food and beverages available at no charge.

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Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot

The St. Paul Farmers Market and Union Depot have teamed up to host an indoor midweek winter farmers market. The market will be the only midweek indoor winter market in Saint Paul and will offer Lowertown workers and residents an easy way to pick up fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-made goods during their lunch hour.

Every Wednesday (November 7 – December 19) from 10 AM – 1:30 PM stop by Union Depot to shop locally grown produce, baked goods, jams + jellies, honey, eggs, chocolates, sauces + more! The market will be setup in the historic Head House just a few steps from Union Depot Bar & Grill and Java Express.

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Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Soil Health & Cover Crops for Low Input Dairy Workshop

  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free SFA soil health network event, sponsored by Minnesota Dairy Initiative, also features Dr. Brad Heins, an organic dairy production expert, and will include presentations on soil health, how it can benefit the farm bottom line, and options on integrating soil health into a dairy operation. Lunch is included. 

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Mill City Winter Farmer's Market
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Mill City Winter Farmer's Market

The Mill City farmer’s market doesn’t stop in October! Shop from over 40 local farmers, food makers and artists for weekly groceries, unique handmade gifts and holiday meals. The Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for local and organic food all year round.

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Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot

The St. Paul Farmers Market and Union Depot have teamed up to host an indoor midweek winter farmers market. The market will be the only midweek indoor winter market in Saint Paul and will offer Lowertown workers and residents an easy way to pick up fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-made goods during their lunch hour.

Every Wednesday (November 7 – December 19) from 10 AM – 1:30 PM stop by Union Depot to shop locally grown produce, baked goods, jams + jellies, honey, eggs, chocolates, sauces + more! The market will be setup in the historic Head House just a few steps from Union Depot Bar & Grill and Java Express.

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council Meeting

Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.

Homegrown Minneapolis brings together key partners from local government, area businesses, community organizations, non-profits, and residents to build a healthy, local food system.

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Dec
13
9:45 AM09:45

HECUA Fall 2018 Community Gathering

  • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Twice a year we invite friends, community members, students, and parents to this semester wrap-up event. This is a great opportunity to hear about the work and learning accomplished this semester, in the community and in the classroom. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided. We will have fruit, granola bars from the The Sioux Chef, and pastries from the Birchwood Cafe

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Northeast Winter Farmers Market
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Northeast Winter Farmers Market

Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the Winter months at our Northeast Winter Market!

We will proudly feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared food by Chowgirls, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, kids activities, plus a great variety of over 35 local vendors. It will be a weekend destination with something to offer for all!

Northeast Winter Market Website
Northeast Winter Market Instagram

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Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot
Dec
19
10:00 AM10:00

Saint Paul Farmers Market at Union Depot

The St. Paul Farmers Market and Union Depot have teamed up to host an indoor midweek winter farmers market. The market will be the only midweek indoor winter market in Saint Paul and will offer Lowertown workers and residents an easy way to pick up fresh, seasonal produce and other locally-made goods during their lunch hour.

Every Wednesday (November 7 – December 19) from 10 AM – 1:30 PM stop by Union Depot to shop locally grown produce, baked goods, jams + jellies, honey, eggs, chocolates, sauces + more! The market will be setup in the historic Head House just a few steps from Union Depot Bar & Grill and Java Express.

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Jan
10
to Jan 11

Minnesota Organic Conference

Each year, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) hosts this conference and trade show for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture. Join us for two days of networking, learning, and great food.

Featured speakers this year are Chef Sean Sherman and Mary Jo Forbord

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Pow Wow: "Taking Care of the Land and Community"

Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Pow Wow: "Taking Care of the Land and Community"

From the 2018 event:

The mission of the 2018 Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Pow Wow is to bring together community members and federal, tribal, and state organizations to learn from one another about how we take care of the land and community.

Representatives from organizations will be available to answer questions and provide information on sustainable agriculture, natural resources programs for land owners, and education and career opportunities through college and university programs.

In addition, those representatives will learn from community member’s the traditions of the Anishinaabe culture, language and best practices of taking care of the land and community.

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Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Backyard Chicken Basics

This class will cover all aspects of backyard flock management in an urban setting: getting permits, choosing suitable varieties, raising chicks, coop and run requirements, feed and nutrition, common health issues, predators, cold-climate care, chickens in the garden, composting chicken waste, etc. There will be plenty of time for questions, and hands-on time with live chickens (chickens permitting).

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Northeast Winter Farmers Market
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Northeast Winter Farmers Market

Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the Winter months at our Northeast Winter Market!

We will proudly feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared food by Chowgirls, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, kids activities, plus a great variety of over 35 local vendors. It will be a weekend destination with something to offer for all!

Northeast Winter Market Website
Northeast Winter Market Instagram

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14th Annual Emerging Farmers Conference
Jan
25
to Jan 26

14th Annual Emerging Farmers Conference

  • University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual Emerging Farmers Conference serves to advance the success and sustainability of farmers who traditionally face barriers to the education and resources necessary to build profitable agricultural businesses. This innovative conference focuses primarily on the needs and interests of farmers of color and immigrant farmers, and supports their contributions to local economic development and building healthy communities. It does so by connecting farmers, farm advocates, educators, professionals, experts, and agency officials.

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Mill City Winter Farmer's Market
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Mill City Winter Farmer's Market

The Mill City farmer’s market doesn’t stop in October! Shop from over 40 local farmers, food makers and artists for weekly groceries, unique handmade gifts and holiday meals. The Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for local and organic food all year round.

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

Food Forests and Polycultures Design Conference

Food forests and forest gardening bring together the best ecological systems that allow us regenerative and high-yield harvests. In temperate northern climates we have the best resources and environment for a wide selection of plants and trees. Learn how we can create functional, beautiful and regenerative spaces.

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Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Ones Annual Conference: Design With Nature

  • James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, St. Thomas University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Healing and Restoring our Relationship with Nature

To truly live in relationship with nature we must first realize we are “a part of” nature, not “apart from” nature. Only when we acknowledge and celebrate our relationship with the rest of the living world, will we be able to fully understand the generous gifts we receive from the Earth can only be sustained by giving our own gifts in return.

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Northeast Winter Farmers Market
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Northeast Winter Farmers Market

Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the Winter months at our Northeast Winter Market!

We will proudly feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared food by Chowgirls, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, kids activities, plus a great variety of over 35 local vendors. It will be a weekend destination with something to offer for all!

Northeast Winter Market Website
Northeast Winter Market Instagram

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Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Balkan Festival

This event brings together the music, dance, language, foods, costume, and arts & craft traditions of several countries hailing from the Balkan region of Eastern Europe.  Produced in partnership with Ethnic Dance Theatre.

A celebration of the various peoples of the Balkan region, this festival features traditional music and dance, craft-making stations, foods, and cultural booths. Come and learn about this culturally rich area of Eastern Europe. 

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Mar
12
8:00 AM08:00

Midwest Soil Health Summit 2019

The MSHS, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., features Dr. David Montgomery (right), a soil scientist, MacArthur fellow and author of books such as “Growing a Revolution,” which makes the case for agriculture that is profitable and productive that cools the planet and restores life to the land.

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Northeast Winter Farmers Market
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Northeast Winter Farmers Market

Support local food vendors and artisans throughout the Winter months at our Northeast Winter Market!

We will proudly feature music on vinyl by The Ring Toss Twins, prepared food by Chowgirls, local beer and Bloody Mary bar, kids activities, plus a great variety of over 35 local vendors. It will be a weekend destination with something to offer for all!

Northeast Winter Market Website
Northeast Winter Market Instagram

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Festival of Nations 2019
May
3
to May 5

Festival of Nations 2019

The International Institute’s annual Festival of Nations is the most diverse, oldest and longest running multicultural festival in the Midwest. Since 1932, its goal has been to inspire people to discover more about our world and embrace the rich cultural diversity in our community. Nearly 100 ethnic groups will come together for a unique, 4-day experience that celebrates cultural heritage through dancing, performances, exhibits, demonstrations and cuisine. The Festival is a department of the International Institute of Minnesota, whose mission is to “help New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life.”

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14th Annual Minnesota Garlic Festival
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

14th Annual Minnesota Garlic Festival

Minnesota Garlic Festival is the premier event for lovers of garlic, great local foods and good times! Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features fantastic foods, celebrity chefs, marvelous music, area artisans, goofy games…and lots of GARLIC – all in support of a healthy environment, sustainable farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota.

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Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up Picnic at the JD Rivers Children's Garden

  • JD Rivers Children's Garden at Theodore Wirth Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gather at JD Rivers' Children's Garden to share good food, connect with Slow Food MN, and learn more about the hidden gem that is the kids' garden and learning environment right in the heart of Theodore Wirth Park.

If you care about improving the food system, now is your opportunity to get involved, connect with like-minded people, and help us foster equitable access to good, clean, fair food. 

This is a FREE event, but we ask that you bring a dish to share that is part of your own traditions of cooking, eating, and sharing food. There will be activities, dinner, and invigorating discussion with people who share similar values and hopes for the Minnesota food system.

For more information on the JD Rivers Children's Garden: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks__destinations/gardens__bird_sanctuaries/jd_rivers_childrens_garden/

For more information on Anna Metcalfe's Pop-Up Picnics: http://www.annametcalfe.com/popuppicnic/

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