First Fridays: February Announcements


Our third season of First Fridays kicked off with a special “On the Road” edition focusing on the food worker shortage in Fargo-Moorhead, our region, and beyond.

We welcomed Kyle Armitage (North Dakota State College of Science), Lisa Gibson (Sanford) and Nichole Hensen (Nichole’s Fine Pastry) to share perspectives on challenges facing those in the industry.

[Missed the event? Watch our social channels for full video to be posted]

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

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).
Learn more and RSVP on Facebook

Nancy Carriveau - Great Plains Food Bank
The Cass Clay Hunger Coalition is a collective of individuals, organizations, and advocates supporting better health outcomes and greater food security in the Cass/Clay area. They invite all to join them at their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8-9 a.m. at Fargo Cass Public Health (Oak Room)

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 the Red River Winter Market on Saturday, February 9.
Learn more about upcoming events via Facebook

Scott Holdman, Impact Institute
Giving Hearts Day is the largest 24-hour giving event in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Each year, thousands of people rally around hundreds of nonprofits in our community saying, "count me" as a Giving Heart for charity. This year, Giving Hearts Day is on February 14th.
Learn more about Giving Hearts Day

Matt Brunsvold, Red River Giving Hearts Day Action Team
The Red River Market is hosting a winter farmers' market at the Hjemkomst Center on Saturday, February 9 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!
Learn more via Facebook

Noelle Harden of UM Extension / Cass Clay Food Partners
The next Cass Clay Food Commission meeting is Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 am at Fargo City Hall (Commission Chambers). Agenda includes a discussion about single-use materials (straws, cups, etc.). Watch the CCFP Facebook page for further details.
Watch Facebook for further details

Jen Walla,
Prairie Roots Community Fund
Prairie Roots Food Co-op has Double SNAP, with $10 weekly matching vouchers for fresh/frozen/canned fruits & veggies. 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! They have free nutrition & wellness classes weekly starting Feb. 21 at Madison Community Room.
Stay updated on future events via Facebook

Mark your calendar for our next First Fridays on Friday, March 1st. Follow Food of the North on Facebook  for more details. #FridayBFood