First Fridays at B: October Announcements

To commemorate all the delicious foods that go with fall - the October edition of First Fridays was all about apples!

We welcomed Sam DeMarais (Fargo Park District), Stacy Nelson-Heising (Cottonwood Cider House) and Ethan Hennings (Wild Terra Cider) to share their expertise and insights on one of America’s favorite fruits.

[Missed the event? Stay tuned for full video to be posted later on social media]

We had lots of great announcements about upcoming community events and opportunities.

Check out the list: 

Bob Bertsch, NDSU - Community Development Society
The Community Development Society Conference is coming to Fargo in July 2020. The theme is Global Challenges, Local Resilience. They want our community to be involved in the conference. The call for presentations is open and they are looking for people for join the local host team.
Learn more about the conference

Megan Jenson, United Way of Cass Clay
United Way has grant funding available for a three-year cycle (2021, 2022, and 2023) that focuses on investing to Reduce Hunger and Homelessness. They are currently accepting Letters of Intent through October 31st for proposals that seek to make measurable progress to reduce hunger for families and children through system-wide collaborative initiatives.
Learn more about United Way’s Bold Community Goals

Peter Ferguson, Enrichment Operation
Enrichment Operation is hosting a fall celebration on Sunday, October 6. The event will celebrate community and friendship, while also introducing the nonprofit Enrichment Operation and its vision for the future. There will be numerous items for sale, including succulents, baked goods, and a handful of silent auction items.
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Jen Walla, Sustainable Farming Association of MN - Lake Agassiz Chapter
MN SFA is preparing for their first annual Deep Roots Festival at Milt's Barn near Pelican Rapids on Oct 12, starting at 2 p.m. This harvest festival will include workshops, vendors, games & activities, a farm tour, live music and a locally sourced meal at 5 p.m. $30/person for the meal or $5/person to the afternoon activities!
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Simone Wai, Fargo Ideas: An Evening of Conversation
Inspired by the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO, Fargo IDEAS will bring the spirit of inquisitive discussion and the exchange of ideas to the Fargo-Moorhead region. Join us for an evening of conversation featuring a collection of moderated panels that will shed light on issues that both shape our lives and challenges our times. A food focused conversation will feature cookbook author and Food Network star Amy Thielen and owner/chef of BernBaum’s, Andrea Baumgardner. Event will be held on Wednesday, October 16 at the Fargo Theatre.
Learn more about Fargo Ideas

Anna Andersson, FARRMS - Farm Beginnings
FARRMS works to enhance the sustainability of farms and ranches across North Dakota. They are facilitating a sustainable farmer training program called Farm Beginnings this fall.
Learn more about the program + where to apply

Courtney Schaff, LUNCH AID
Last month’s LUNCH AID fundraiser was a great success but the work has only begun. Want to get involved? Join a Community Conversation on October 14th to discuss what our community can do to ensure all children can thrive.
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

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. Upcoming events are October 8, November 12, and December 10.
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Janice Tweet, GleaND
North Dakota’s FIRST gleaning network is wrapping up its second second, and they have harvested over 11,000 lbs to date, but there are still lots of volunteer opportunities available.
Stay connected to GleaND on Facebook for updates

Kim Lipetzky, Cass Clay Food Commission
The purpose of the Cass Clay Food Commission (CCFC) is to advise policy makers and elected officials in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area on how to assure that residents have access to safe, nutritious, affordable and culturally-based foods. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. at Fargo City Hall.
Learn more on the Cass Clay Food Partners website

Mark your calendar for Friday, November 1 and follow Food of the North on Facebook for more details. Join the conversation on social media using #FridayBFood and #FoodoftheNorth.