First Fridays at B: September Announcements

To commemorate fall & back-to-school, we kicked off our FOURTH season with an event focused on school lunch!

We welcomed Greg Gefroh (Fargo Public Schools), Dana Hanson-Rieth (West Fargo Public Schools) and Kara Gloe (Moorhead Public Schools School Board Member/PB&J Fundraiser Co-Organizer) to the stage to share their perspectives on school nutrition.

[Missed the event? Watch the event on Facebook or YouTube]

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

Check out the list: 

Jon Walters - Nature of the North
Join Nature of the North on Sept. 15 for a fun-filled afternoon on the farm to celebrate the power of the aronia berry as we eat, drink, laugh and dance among the aronia bushes on the beautiful Nelson Aronia Farm. This free, family-friendly harvest festival will feature a chef battle, live music, beer & wine, local vendors, yoga, face painting, farm animals, and more!
Get more information and RSVP via Facebook

Jack Wood - Growing Together - A Community Garden Ministry
The annual Welcoming Week kick-off event, the Community Table, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Plains Art Museum. It’s a great way to have a meal and try food from various cultures in the area. Enjoy the moves from “The Krownz,” a local live dance team, and even browse through a farmers market!
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Jason Green Boynton - LUNCH AID: Fargo Bands for School Kids
Help pay off Fargo Public School lunch debt at LUNCH AID, a fundraiser featuring 10 local FM-area bands. Event to be held Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Sanctuary Event Center.
Get more information and RSVP via Facebook

Mindy Grant - Northern Plains Botanical Garden Society
The Northern Plains Botanical Garden Society is hosting a “fun-draising” event for the Edible Forest on Saturday, Sept. 28. Enjoy live music by Hot Lunch, garden tours, a farmers market and lots of family-friendly activities at this FREE event!
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Mara Solberg - Solberg Farms
Solberg Farms is having a book signing at the farm!
Stay tuned for more details on 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 September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.
Learn more and RSVP via Facebook

Peter Schultz - The Longspur Prairie Fund
Great music, great beer, great cider, and great people! Join Longspur Prairie and friends at the premier local festival for/on/about the PRAIRIE OF THE HIGH PLAINS on Saturday, Sept. 21!
Learn more and get your tickets via Facebook

Janice Tweedt - GleaND
GleaND, North Dakota’s first gleaning network, is looking for volunteers AND farmers willing to donate excess produce.
Stay updated on upcoming volunteer opportunities via Facebook

Abby Gold - Cass Clay Food Partners
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, and affordable foods. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chamber Commissions
View meeting agenda here


Additional Resources
- Donate to the PB&J School Fundraiser via the FM Area Foundation

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 4 and follow Food of the North on Facebook for more details. Join the conversation on social media using #FridayBFood and #FoodoftheNorth.