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First Fridays at B: Chef Life (December RECAP)


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.

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 Cass Clay Food Partners, Ugly Food of the North, and the North Dakota Culinary Institute Project to host a screening of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2-4 p.m.
Get more details and RSVP here

Robin Padot, Prairie Roots Food Co-op
Prairie Roots Food Co-op is committed to building a strong local food system in the Red River Valley. Starting January 12, they will be unveiling “New Year, New Co-op” with many changes based on owner & community feedback. Part of these changes will be an increased presence of local farmer stories & information throughout store, as well as new “Sampling Happy Hours” every Thursday from 5-7 p.m., featuring local farmers.
Stay informed on the latest events and happenings at the Co-op via Facebook

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.

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