Fargo-Moorhead Community

First Fridays at B: December Announcements

  NOTE: set backdrop is part of    Theatre B    show, "The Santaland Diaries," which runs through Dec. 15

NOTE: set backdrop is part of Theatre B show, "The Santaland Diaries," which runs through Dec. 15

The final First Fridays at B of the 2018 season focused on the stories of chefs in our community.

We welcomed Andrea Baumgardner of BernBaum's, Patricia Hanson Vetter of Prairie St John's, and Travis Rosenbluth of Harvestable to the stage to share their perspectives on what it’s like to be a full-time chef in Fargo-Moorhead.

[Missed the event? Full video to follow.]

We had lots of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list: 

Mary Jane Johnson, FM Sustainability Network
The January edition of the FM Sustainability Network meet-up will be held Monday, Jan. 14 at Front Street Taproom from 5:30-7 p.m. Event to feature Jennifer Toso-Kenna, the state director of the Miss North Dakota and Minnesota Earth pageants, as well as the president and owner of the Sustainable Beauty Foundation, a 501(c)3 non profit organization.
Get more details and RSVP here

Verna Kragnes, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society
The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society to host their 2019 conference January 24-26, 2019. Keynote speakers include Dan Barber from Stone Barn Center and Steffen & Rachel Schneider from Hawthorne Valley Farm.
Get more information + register here

In addition to the conference, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society is partnering with the Cass Clay Food Partners, Ugly Food of the North, and the North Dakota Culinary Institute Project to host a screening of the film “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2-4 p.m.
Get more details and RSVP here

Peter Schultz, Longspur Prairie Fund
Longspur Prairie Fund is sponsoring a new farm-to-table initiative in conjunction with a small coffee producer in Costa Rica. All proceeds benefit High Plains conservation.
Learn more about Longspur Prairie Fund, and stay informed via Facebook.

Jack Wood, Growing Together ~ A Community Garden Ministry
Celebrate the holidays with Growing Together ~ A Community Garden Ministry at their annual Christmas Party at Olivet Lutheran Church on December 13th at 5 p.m.
Stay tuned to Facebook for more details.

Mindy Grant, FARRMS
Interested in learning how local farmers are meeting the challenges of changing climates? Mark your calendar for the “Farming for the Future Farmers Panel” on February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Barry Auditorium in the Offutt School of Business (Concordia College).
Stay tuned for more information

Alison Brennan, F-M Urban Ag Enthusiasts
New group formed to connect F-M residents interested in urban agriculture, specifically Moorhead residents who are interesting in getting a backyard chickens ordinance passed.
Join the Facebook group here

Nancy Carriveau - Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank is hiring!
Check out open positions here

Carrie Wintersteen, Theatre B
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris (Adapted by Joe Mantello) is happening NOW! The next Theatre B show, "Marjorie Prime" opens on February 8th.
Get details + buy tickets here.

Special thanks to our friends at Tellwell for being our official greeters, and to Thunder Coffee for the delicious brews. Mark your calendars for the FIRST First Fridays of 2019 on Feb. 1, and stay tuned to social for more details.

Want to ensure First Fridays continues? Help us fund the upcoming season by donating to First Fridays at B via the FM Area Caring Catalog, NOW through Dec. 31, 2018.

21,000+ lbs Local Food Donated in 2018 Growing Season

Our organization, Ugly Food of the North, was founded on educating our local community about the global problem of food waste. In the United States, it is estimated that 40% of food resources go to waste each year, resulting in an economic loss of over $165 billion a year. While thousands of fresh, healthy local food go to waste, 11.8% of Americans households were food insecure in 2017.

In Fargo-Moorhead, local organizations are stepping up to solve this problem by rescuing food that might have been wasted, and using it to feed the hungry. In the last growing season, a total of 21,094 pounds of locally grown fruits and vegetables was rescued and donated to charitable feeding organizations through Cass and Clay counties in 2018. This amount of food represents 17,578 meals for individuals and families in need.

Here is a brief overview of each project, the amount rescued, and contact information for further details:

Veggies for the Pantry
About: Started in 2016 by the NDSU Extension Master Gardeners, Veggies for the Pantry works to rescue excess garden produce and donate it to area food pantries. Master Gardener volunteers set-up produce drop-off locations across Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo and individuals can drop off their excess garden produce on Monday evenings throughout the growing season. Master Gardener volunteers collect the excess produce and deliver it to area food pantries. 
Amount Donated: 4,820 lbs
For More Information: Contact Esther McGinnis: esther.mcginnis@ndsu.edu

Growing Together ~ A Community Garden Ministry
About: Growing Together is a program jointly sponsored by Fargo First United Methodist Church and Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. Growing Together manages six community garden locations across Fargo-Moorhead with over 200 volunteers. For over ten years, the families, primarily new Americans, come together each week and work in the community gardens.
Amount Donated: 8,623 lbs
For More Information: Contact Jack Wood: jackstomatoes@gmail.com

 Volunteers glean crops during an event at Bjørn Solberg’s farm in Halstad, Minnesota

Volunteers glean crops during an event at Bjørn Solberg’s farm in Halstad, Minnesota

GleaND
About: GleaND is a volunteer powered network organized by the Great Plains Food Bank, NDSU Extension & Fargo Cass Public Health. The purpose of GleaND is to capture excess produce from local growers and channel it through charitable feeding networks. 2018 marked the pilot season. The organization worked with 4 local growers and hosted 6 gleans with the help of 19 volunteers.
Amount Donated: 7,092 lbs.
For More Information: Contact Janice Tweet: info@gleand.org

Red River Market
About: The Red River Market is Fargo-Moorhead’s largest farmers market located in Downtown Fargo every Saturday July through October. The Market is committed to increasing access to sustainably grown, local food and food products in the Fargo-Moorhead metro-area and beyond. Produce vendors can donate their unsold fruits and vegetables at the close of each Market and the food is donated to area food pantries by Master Gardener volunteers.
Amount Donated: 1,474 lbs.
For More Information: Contact Simone Wai: simone@folkways.co

Note: These numbers do not represent food donated directly to area food pantries by individuals.

To get involved with food rescue, watch our Facebook page for volunteer opportunities, and follow Veggies for the PantryGrowing TogetherGleaND, and the Red River Market.

First Fridays at B: October Announcements

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First Fridays: October Edition focused on public markets and community building. We welcomed Simone Wai and Joseph Burgum of Folkways + the Red River Market to share insights on creative place-making. [Missed the event? Watch the full video here.]

We had lots of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list: 

Leola Daul, Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe is a pop-up community cafe with pay what you can afford pricing. The next meal is a Soup & Salad Supper on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Red Silo. Learn more + RSVP via Facebook event.

Mary Jane Johnson - F-M Sustainability Network
The F-M Sustainability Network is hosting a screening of the documentary Living in Future’s Past on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Marcus West Acres 14 Cinema. The film takes a look under the hood of humanity, beyond politics, borders, and boundaries for a raw glimpse at the daunting environmental and humanitarian challenges we face. Tickets are $12. Link to Facebook event.

Robin Padot - Prairie Roots Food Co-op
October is a busy month at Prairie Roots. Not only is it CO-OP month, but it's also BULK food month. Each week they are offering 20% OFF popular bulk products and from October 4-10, it's 20% off bulk rice, grain and beans. They also have a great selection of Doubting Thomas wild mushrooms. More details via Facebook.

Barbara Villella - Prairie Roots Community Fund
Prairie Roots Community Fund is the non-profit arm of Prairie Roots Food Co-op, dedicated to building a healthy community by providing access to natural, organic, and local food. They are doing work in the Madison Neighborhood of Fargo to establish a new community garden and provide nutrition and wellness programs. They also have a SNAP Double Bucks program. Learn more + connect via Facebook.  

Breezee Hennings, Wild Terra
Wild Terra is hosting Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 12-7 p.m.. This festival is a celebration of the apple harvest season! Wild Terra will have their apple press out and attendees can participate in making fresh pressed cider. The festival also includes food, games, friendly competitions, live music, art and more. Learn more + RSVP via Facebook.

Janice Tweet - GleaND
GleaND wrapped up a successful 2018 pilot season, hosting six gleans in the region and rescuing over 7,000 lbs of produce. The gleaned produce was donated to the Great Plains Food Bank and F-M area food pantries. Thanks to everyone who volunteered + growers who donated. Watch Facebook for upcoming announcements and sign-up to be a volunteer to hear about opportunities to glean in 2019.  

Abby Gold - Action Seed Learning Grant
The University of Minnesota Extension has a brand new funding / learning opportunity called the Action Learning Seed Fund, a grant-making process that emphasizes the power of flexible funding and idea-centered investing. Learn more on the UM Extension website and contact Noelle Harden (harde073@umn.edu) if you’re interested in learning more.

Mark your calendar for our next First Fridays at B on Friday, Nov. 2 and follow us on Facebook for more details. #FridayBFood



First Fridays at B: September Announcements

The fall series of First Fridays kicked off with our September event focused on hunger in Fargo-Moorhead, and featured insights from Melissa Sobolikof the Great Plains Food Bank, Stacie Loegering of the Emergency Food Pantry, and Andrew Flory of Dorothy Day Food Pantry. [Missed the event? Check out our Facebook live here]

We had a ton of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list: 

Mary Jane Johnson - F-M Sustainability Network
The September F-M Sustainability Network Gathering is Monday, Sept. 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Front Street Taproom. Get all of your questions answered about waste management from Fargo & Moorhead’s Recycling Coordinators, as well as The Clay County Solid Waste Outreach Educator. Open to all. RSVP via Facebook.

Robin Padot - Prairie Roots Food Co-op
Meet the New Prairie Roots General Manager, Trae Long on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Co-op. Other updates from the co-op include a newly installed water dispenser machine, a Double Up Food Bucks program, and as always, great local produce. Stop by! RSVP via Facebook.

Jack Wood - Growing Together Community Gardens
The Welcoming Week Community Meal is Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Plains Art Museum. Come celebrate diversity with food! Community Table was designed for people to come together over shared recipes and a meal and give the oppotunity to meet a new friend, discover a new culture, and just share what makes the FM area great and prosperous! Free and open to all but RSVP requested via Eventbrite.

Jen Walla - Prairie Roots Community Fund
Prairie Roots Community Fund is the new non-profit arm of Prairie Roots Food Co-op, dedicated to building a healthy community by providing access to natural, organic, and local food. The Community Fund carries out the social justice outreach committed to by Prairie Roots Food Co-op. Jen, Barbara & NiKaela are the newly hired Americorp Vistas. Learn more on Facebook.

Leola Daul - Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe is cafe dedicated to serving local, healthy, delicious meals to everyone in our community with dignity and respect with pay what you can afford pricing. They have three upcoming meals:
Supper Stir Fry on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Red Silo
- Paella at the Red River Market on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10-2 p.m.
- Paella at the Moorhead Farmers Market on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Noelle Harden, University of Minnesota Extension
The University of Minnesota Extension has a brand new funding / learning opportunity called the Action Learning Seed Fund, a grant-making process that emphasizes the power of flexible funding and idea-centered investing. Learn more on the UM Extension website.

Angelica Anderson & Shelby Klein - Squash Fest at the Growing Together Garden
Growing Together, NDSU Extension, and several community groups have joined forces to host a series of Field to Fork Festivals at the Growing Together Community Gardens. The final festival of the season is Squash Fest on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 4-7 p.m. at the Growing Together Garden (25th St & 40th Ave S., Fargo). Watch the NDSU Extension - Cass County Facebook page for more details.

Kim Lipetzky - Cass Clay Food Partners
The next Cass Clay Food Commission meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 10:30 - 12 p.m. at Fargo City Hall (Commission Chambers). The focus of this meeting is food waste in Fargo-Moorhead. Opportunity for public input welcome. Learn more + RSVP via Facebook.

Nancy Carriveau - GleaND
GleaND is a volunteer-powered network serving North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. The goal is to capture excess produce from local growers and channel it through the charitable feeding networks we serve. Two gleans have happened this summer and the next glean is Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Halstad, Minn. Learn more + sign-up on the GleaND website.

Mark your calendar for our next First Fridays at B on Friday, Oct. 5, and follow us on Facebook for more details. #FridayBFood

First Fridays at B: May Announcements

Our fifth First Fridays at B featured Leola Daul, Kayla Pridmore and Deb Kluck of Heart-n-Soul Community Café. Miss the event? Check out the video

We had a ton of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list: 

Travis Rosenbluth - Harvestable
Launching a new marketplace system called Harvestable that allows local farmers to connect with local restaurants.
Contact: Travis@harvestable.com

Mary Jane Johnson -  FM Sustainability Network 
FM Sustainability Network to host a meet-up Monday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m., at Front Street Taproom featuring Rennae Gruchalla and Matt Davis of The North Country Trail Association. [More details on Facebook]
Join FM Sustainability mailing list by sending a message to fmsustainability@gmail.com.

Janice Tweet of GleaND
GleaND is a volunteer-powered food recovery network serving North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Its goal is to capture excess produce from local growers and channel it through the charitable feeding networks we serve. 
Get more info and stay connected via Facebook

Kim Wangler of Moorhead Farmers Market
Moorhead Farmers Market is now accepting vendors and working with First Presbyterian Church to accept SNAP benefits and Double Bucks up to $10 through Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
Questions? Contact Kim at 218.299.5296 or by e-mail at kim.wangler@cityofmoorhead.com.

Sam Larson-Frobig of Fargo Parks District
Fargo Parks is implementing healthier snacks at pool, golf course and baseball park concession stands. Check them out! They now accept credit cards at all concession locations.
Learn more and stay connected via Facebook

Robin Padot of Prairie Roots Food Co-op
Prairie Roots implemented a Double SNAP program. If SNAP recipients spend $10 at Prairie Roots they receive a $10 voucher to buy fruits and vegetables at a future purchase. Prairie Roots also host Sunday Brunch and will be offering meal kits later this month!
Stay connected and get all the details on upcoming events via Facebook

Bjorn Solberg of Dakota Resource Council and Hugh's Gardens
Bjorn's a board member for the Dakota Resource Council on the Ag and Local Food Task Force. They're working on some projects in Buffalo and Devils Lake right now, but watch for future work in the F-M area. Bjorn's also purchasing Hugh's Gardens and offering a CSA. Contact him if you're interested in being a member.
Contact Bjorn directly at ewetopianfarms@gmail.com

Noelle Harden of Sustainable Farming Association - Lake Agassiz Chapter
SFA - Lake Agassiz Chapter is hosting a number of events this summer.
Stay connected via Facebook

Peter Schott - International Potluck Fargo
The next International Potluck is Thursday, May 24 at Plains Art Museum in partnership with Daughter's of the Earth. It will be a celebration of Native American culture. June potluck will be in combination with Lutheran Social Services for International Refugee Day, and July will be a collaboration with TEDx Fargo.
Join the Facebook group to stay connected. 

Kayla Pridmore of the Cass Clay Food Commission
The next Food Commission meeting is Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. at Fargo City Hall Commission Chambers. They're discussing federal nutrition programs at farmers markets and the update to the Metropolitan Food Systems Plan.
RSVP for the meeting here and stay connected via Facebook

Nicole Steen from Thunder Coffee
Did you know coffee grounds make great compost? Thunder Coffee is looking to partner with a local farmer to give their coffee grounds. Send them a message via Facebook or Instagram. 
Check them out on Facebook or Instagram

Carrie Wintersteen of Theatre B
The Moor's is on stage right now through May 12. 
Check out their box office to purchase tickets.

Thanks again to everyone for sharing announcements! We're on summer break until September, but will be hosting a First Fridays at B: Special Edition to discuss the Metropolitan Food Systems Plan. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m. at Moorhead Center Mall and follow us on Facebook for more details. #FridayBFood

Farmers Market 2018 Season Preview

Our Fargo-Moorhead community is home to six stellar farmers markets and they’re all accepting applications for new vendors for the upcoming season!

Items sold at farmers markets can vary widely and typically include things like fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, jams and jellies, hot foods, coffee, craft goods, and household items.

If you’ve thought about selling at a farmers market before, check out the 2018 markets opportunities below and contact their managers for more info.

Dilworth Farmers Market
Thursdays | July 5 - September 27 | 3-7 p.m.
Location: Whistle Stop Park - 4th St. NE & Center Ave. East (Hwy 10), Dilworth
Cost: $50 for the season
Contact: Amanda Olson at 701-540-8893 or by email at miss_mandib@hotmail.com  

Moorhead Farmers Market
Tuesdays | July 12-August 30 from 3-7 pm | September 6-27 from 3-6 pm.
Location: Moorhead Center Mall Parking Lot - Corner of Center Ave & 4th St. N, Moorhead
Cost: $40 for the season
Contact: Kim Wanger at 218.299.5296 or by email at kim.wangler@cityofmoorhead.com

NoMo Farmers Market
Sundays 2-6 p.m. | June 24, July 15, August 26, September 30
Location:
Junkyard Brewing Company - 1416 1st Ave N., Moorhead
Cost: $150 for the season
Contact: Michelle Junke at 701-361-1760 or by email at nomofarmersmarket@gmail.com

Red River Market
Saturdays | July 14 - October 27 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Broadway & 4th Ave N., Downtown Fargo
Cost:
- Season Pass: Single Booth - $210 | Double Booth - $380
- Daily Pass: Single Booth - $30 | Double Booth - $55
*Additional cost for electricity
Contact: Steve French at (701) 491-8892 or by email at manager@redriver.market

Northern Plains Farmers Market at West Acres
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays | 10am-5pm | June 26 - Mid October
Location: Just off of 42nd St. S, between 13th & 15th Ave. in the west parking lot of West Acres
Cost:
- One-time fee of $50 to West Acres Development, LLP
- Daily participation fee in the market is $25. This fee is payable to Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society, Vendors may also choose to pay $1,350 in advance for the 18 week season.
Contact: Vern Hunter by email at vernhunter907@gmail.com

Farmers Market & Beyond
Mondays and Thursdays | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | July 6 - October 5
Location:
Rustad Recreation Center Parking Lot (601 26th Ave E, West Fargo) **NOTE New Location!
Cost: $15 daily
Contact: Matthew Johnson at 701-433-5360 or by email at matthew@wfparks.org

First Fridays at B: March Announcements

Our third First Fridays at B featured Yoke-Sim Gunaratne of Cultural Diversity Resources and Peter Schott of the International Potluck. Missed the event? Check out the video!

We had a ton of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list: 

Jeffrey Miller - Cass County Soil Conservation District
The Cass County Soil Conservation District has partnered with the United Prairie Foundation to create the Prairie Plant. Using all native grass and forb species, the Prairie Planter offers a tallgrass prairie in a pot. The planter provides the beauty of the prairie on your doorstep as well as a habitat for pollinators.
Completed order forms can be sent to amy.cole@nd.nacdnet.net. For more information, contact Cass County Soil Conservation District 701-282-2157 Ext 3

Mary Jane Johnson -  FM Sustainability Network
FM Sustainability Network to host a meet-up Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m., at Front Street Taproom. Paul Jensen with present on opportunities for funding NOx reducing technologies made possible by the North Dakota Department of Health, Air Quality Division.
RSVP to event on Facebook and join the mailing list by sending a message to fmsustainability@gmail.com.

Janice Tweet - GleaND
GleaND is a gleaning network that was developed out of a blueprint from Cass Clay Food Partners. This year, we will be working with a few local growers to capture excess produce to donate to local food pantries. There will be many volunteer opportunities during this growing season, and we will have more information as the program continues to develop.
Want more information? Contact Janice via email at janicetweet@gmail.com.
 

Bukola Bakare - Portable Vegetable Garden
The portable garden project promotes healthy food for families. The project is a self-managed/self-directed sustainable agriculture and food logistics model. It will help build nutritional awareness and education.  It is a home gardening awareness, healthy food choices, and vibrant community project. Children are able to learn where the different types of food they eat come from and how to grow them.
To learn more + get involved, follow the recently created Facebook page for updates.

Mindy Grant de Herrera - Probstfield Organic Community Garden
Sign-up date for the Probstfield Organic Community Garden are April 8-9.
Learn more about garden plots and RSVP to the Facebook event. 

Mindy Grant de Herrera - FAARMS
FARRMS will be hosting a series of training events on March 27th and April 7th.
Get more information on upcoming events

Caroline Mcguire - Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society
The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society is exploring possibilities of adding an edible orchard to the grounds in North Fargo. Over the next few months, NPBGS is looking for individuals to assist with planning and implementing the garden.
If you or your affiliated group have an interest in local food production, food/plant education, landscaping or gardening, join the conversation on Facebook.

Leola Dahl - Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
Join Heart-n-Soul for a delicious supper at Cass Public Health on Monday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. Supper will be prepared by Chef Chris Olson. Pay-what-you-can-afford pricing. All ages are welcome.
Get more details and RSVP on Facebook

Jack Wood - Growing Together - A Community Garden Ministry
Join Growing Together on March 15 to sign-up and learn more about the community gardens. Event will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church (1330 University Drive in Fargo). Arrive at 5 p.m., meal at 5:30 p.m. and event at 6:30 p.m. 
Contact Jack with any questions: jackstomatoes@gmail.com

Abby Gold - North Dakota State University Department of Public Health 
NDSU Public Health to host “Health Equity and Social Justice: Bridging the Gap summit” on April 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. 
Watch Facebook for more details + sign-up info 

Joleen Baker - Prairie Roots Food Co-op
March 6th and 19th at 8:15 p.m. - Prairie Roots Board Meeting (open to members)
March 7th (all day) - Owner Appreciation Day (10% off owner purchases)
March 16th at 7 p.m. - Pairing Food & Cheese Class with Milk Made Catering
Stay connected to all of the member specials + upcoming events by connecting with Prairie Roots on Facebook

Want to submit an announcement for our next First Fridays at B on Friday, April 6? Read the guidelines then submit an announcement here. 

First Fridays at B: February Announcements

Our second First Fridays at B featured Kaye, Abby and Joleen of Prairie Roots Food Co-op. Missed the event? Check out the video!

We had a ton of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list:

Rita Ussatis - NDSU Extension Service, Cass County
Kids Cooking School for youth in grades 3-6. Thursdays 3:30-6:30 p.m. | March Series: March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2018. April Series: April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2018 | Cost: $15/child. Pre-registration required. Contact Rita for more details: rita.ussatis@ndsu.edu 

Jeffrey Miller - Cass County Soil Conservation District
The 2018 Cass County Community Garden Grants are open, $500 grants are available to enhance current gardens or to install new gardens.
For more information contact Cass County Soil Conservation District 701-282-2157 Ext 3 or email jeffrey.d.miller@nd.nacdnet.net

Verna Kragnes - FARRMS
Internship opportunities are available for those interested in small-farm and vegetable production. Contact Verna for more details: verna.kragnes@gmail.com

Todd Weinmann - NDSU Extension Service, Cass County
- Free “Field to Fork” Webinars offered by NDSU Extension Services start February 14. Learn more and register here.  
- The North Dakota Junior Master Gardener Grant Funds are available. Up to $1,000 available to North Dakota for youth education gardens. Application here.

Noelle Harden - University of Minnesota Extension
- Funds available in Minnesota through the Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership. Fund projects related to local food and sustainable agriculture.
Contact Noelle to learn more: harde073@umn.edu
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The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a series of free online courses for gardeners and farmers interested in community-based food systems. Learn more and register here.

Jack Wood - Growing Together - A Community Garden Ministry
Growing Together Community Garden Sign up is on March 15, 5 p.m. at Olivet Lutheran Church. More details on the Facebook event or contact Jack Wood: jackstomatoes@gmail.com

Taylor Syvertson - Great Plains Foods Bank
Great Plains Food Bank is conducting a Hunger Study in North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. They need volunteers to assist in conducting 500 face-to-face interviews.
Contact Taylor for more information: tsyvertson@greatplainsfoodbank.org

Casey Steele - Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
The next Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe is Sunday, February 25th, 11am - 2pm at Square One Kitchen and will be prepared by the local chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Follow them on Facebook for more details and contact Leola Daul if you’re interested in volunteering: heartsoulcc@gmail.com

Kim Lipetzky, Cass Clay Food Commission
The Cass Clay Food Commission, our local food policy council passed a blueprint (jurisdictional advisory document) related to Healthy Corner Store Initiatives at their January meeting. You can read the blueprint here. The next Commission meeting is Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. at Fargo City Hall, Commission Chambers.

Want to submit an announcement for our next First Fridays at B on Friday, March 2? Read the guidelines then submit an announcement here.