The November edition of First Fridays at B focused on the stories of farmers in our region. We welcomed Sam Rydell of Nurtured Plains Farm, Amber & Ross Lockhart of Heart and Soil Farm, and Jaclyn Weber of Folcstede Farms to the stage to share their perspectives on what it’s like to be a full-time farmer in the Red River valley.
We also had lots of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities. Check out the list:
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.
Taylor Severtson, Great Plains Food Bank
Great Plains Food Bank to host two events sharing the results of recent study, Hunger in North Dakota. Events will take place in Bismarck on November 7 (get details), and in Fargo on November 8 (get details).
Mary Jane Johnson, FM Sustainability Network
The November edition of the FM Sustainability Network meetup will be on Monday, November 5 at Front Street Taproom from 5:30-7 p.m. Event to feature the River Keepers, a local organization advocating for sustainable use of the Red River of the North. Get more details and RSVP here.
Robin Padot, Prairie Roots Food Co-op
Farmers market season is over, but Prairie Roots still has lots of local food available. They’re also taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys and vegan roasts. Stay informed on the latest events and happenings at the Co-op 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 on Dec. 13! Stay tuned to Facebook for more details.
Megan Lewis, Milk Made Catering
Milk Made is partnering up with local businesses to raise funds for the Great Plains Food Bank at “Cheesin’ for a Reason” on November 30. Make plans to attend this evening filled with delicious pairings, tastings, etc. Each ticket will provide 120 meals for someone in need. Get more information + tickets here.
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 Quiche and Tomato Soup Lunch on Sunday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more + RSVP via Facebook event.
Simone Wai, Review Writing Party
Do you love Fargo-Moorhead? (YAY!) Do you use Yelp/Google/Facebook? Even better. Join Folkways and friends on Monday, November 19 to share and celebrate all the reasons we love our community, but with a twist: all the support will be directed towards online reviews. FREE food, drink and lots of giveaways. Check out the Facebook event for more details!
Kim Lipetzky, Cass Clay Food Commission
Join the Cass Clay Food Partners for the fifth and final Cass Clay Food Commission meeting of 2018 on Wednesday, November 7 at 10:30 a.m.. The focus of this meeting will be Food Waste in Fargo-Moorhead and the Metro Food Plan. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Skyler Dutton, Thunder Coffee
Join Milk Made and the folks from Fargo Coffee/Thunder Coffee for an evening of Coffee Cocktails and Cheese! Stay warm with these tasty coffee creations paired perfectly with curated cheese selections! All drinks will be mixed with liquor from Proof Artisan Distillers. Get details + buy tickets here.
Mark your calendar for the last First Fridays of season two on December 7 and follow us on Facebook for more details. Join the conversation: #FridayBFood