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First Fridays at B: Food & Wellness (March RECAP)

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In honor of National Nutrition Month, the March edition of First Fridays focused on food and wellness.

We welcomed public health experts Michelle Draxten (Fargo Cass Public Health), Rory Beil (Clay County Public Health Center) and Mary Larson (North Dakota State University) to the stage to share perspectives on how the food around us shapes us.

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

Jack Wood - Growing Together - A Community Garden Ministry
Interested in learning more about signing up for a community garden in Fargo-Moorhead? Growing Together is hosting a potluck at at Olivet Lutheran Church on Thursday, March 21.
Learn more and RSVP here

Rita Ussatis - NDSU Extension - Cass County
NDSU Extension (Cass County) has two open positions: Urban Agent & Family Nutrition Program Agent.
Learn more and apply 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 will be held at Square One Kitchen on Sunday, March 24.
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Joe Burgum - Folkways
The Red River Market is hosting a spring farmers' market at the Moorhead Center Mall on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This indoor event will feature pantry items, household goods, baked goods, art, hot food, and beverages. Shop with your favorite Red River Market vendors while enjoying live music and more!
Want to get more involved? Sign up to volunteer at the spring market!

Mindy Grant - FARRMS
FARRMS is accepting applications for mentor farmers to encourage and assist the next generation of farmers. We are also accepting applications for farm interns for the 2019 growing season, including placements at Growing Together community gardens.
Please apply online or email Heidi at hriddle@farrms.org for more information.

Naquela Pack - Prairie Roots Community Fund
Prairie Roots Community Fund is hosting health and wellness classes weekly at Madison Elementary School's community room on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Classes are free to anyone who wishes to plan healthy meals on a tight budget. If interested in volunteering or facilitating for April classes, please reach out via Facebook. Prairie Roots Food Co-op has Double SNAP, with $10 weekly matching vouchers for fresh/frozen/canned fruits & veggies. The Prairie Roots Community Fund has a community garden location next to Madison Elementary School, and is looking for volunteers and donations of garden tools, seeds & plants for the growing season.
Stay updated on future events via Facebook

Peter Schott - International Potluck
International Potluck Fargo is hosting at event at the Plains Art Museum coinciding with Zoran Mojsilov's "Time Machine" exhibit on Thursday, March 14. Majsilov escaped communist help Yugoslavia and pursued a career in sculpting. Join, and bring a culturally-inspired dish to share!
Learn more and RSVP via Eventbrite

Kim Lipetzky, Cass Clay Food Partners
The Cass Clay Food Partners are hosting their next meeting on March 13.
Stay tuned to Facebook for more details

Carrie Wintersteen, Theatre B
The third main-stage show at Theatre B, Blackbird is a deeply complex portrayal of two people whose ruined lives are inextricably intertwined. Show runs February 28 to March 23 at Theatre B in Moorhead.
Learn more and get tickets here


Mark your calendar for our next First Fridays on Friday, April 5th. Follow Food of the North on Facebook  for more details and join the conversation on social media using #FridayBFood and #FoodoftheNorth.

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