First Fridays at B: October Announcements


First Fridays: October Edition focused on public markets and community building. We welcomed Simone Wai and Joseph Burgum of Folkways + the Red River Market to share insights on creative place-making. [Missed the event? Watch the full video here.]

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

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 is a Soup & Salad Supper on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Red Silo. Learn more + RSVP via Facebook event.

Mary Jane Johnson - F-M Sustainability Network
The F-M Sustainability Network is hosting a screening of the documentary Living in Future’s Past on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Marcus West Acres 14 Cinema. The film takes a look under the hood of humanity, beyond politics, borders, and boundaries for a raw glimpse at the daunting environmental and humanitarian challenges we face. Tickets are $12. Link to Facebook event.

Robin Padot - Prairie Roots Food Co-op
October is a busy month at Prairie Roots. Not only is it CO-OP month, but it's also BULK food month. Each week they are offering 20% OFF popular bulk products and from October 4-10, it's 20% off bulk rice, grain and beans. They also have a great selection of Doubting Thomas wild mushrooms. More details via Facebook.

Barbara Villella - Prairie Roots Community Fund
Prairie Roots Community Fund is the non-profit arm of Prairie Roots Food Co-op, dedicated to building a healthy community by providing access to natural, organic, and local food. They are doing work in the Madison Neighborhood of Fargo to establish a new community garden and provide nutrition and wellness programs. They also have a SNAP Double Bucks program. Learn more + connect via Facebook.  

Breezee Hennings, Wild Terra
Wild Terra is hosting Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 12-7 p.m.. This festival is a celebration of the apple harvest season! Wild Terra will have their apple press out and attendees can participate in making fresh pressed cider. The festival also includes food, games, friendly competitions, live music, art and more. Learn more + RSVP via Facebook.

Janice Tweet - GleaND
GleaND wrapped up a successful 2018 pilot season, hosting six gleans in the region and rescuing over 7,000 lbs of produce. The gleaned produce was donated to the Great Plains Food Bank and F-M area food pantries. Thanks to everyone who volunteered + growers who donated. Watch Facebook for upcoming announcements and sign-up to be a volunteer to hear about opportunities to glean in 2019.  

Abby Gold - Action Seed Learning Grant
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 and contact Noelle Harden ( if you’re interested in learning more.

Mark your calendar for our next First Fridays at B on Friday, Nov. 2 and follow us on Facebook for more details. #FridayBFood