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