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First Fridays at B: May Announcements

Our fifth First Fridays at B featured Leola Daul, Kayla Pridmore and Deb Kluck of Heart-n-Soul Community Café. Miss the event? Check out the video

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

Travis Rosenbluth - Harvestable
Launching a new marketplace system called Harvestable that allows local farmers to connect with local restaurants.
Contact: Travis@harvestable.com

Mary Jane Johnson -  FM Sustainability Network 
FM Sustainability Network to host a meet-up Monday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m., at Front Street Taproom featuring Rennae Gruchalla and Matt Davis of The North Country Trail Association. [More details on Facebook]
Join FM Sustainability mailing list by sending a message to fmsustainability@gmail.com.

Janice Tweet of GleaND
GleaND is a volunteer-powered food recovery network serving North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. Its goal is to capture excess produce from local growers and channel it through the charitable feeding networks we serve. 
Get more info and stay connected via Facebook

Kim Wangler of Moorhead Farmers Market
Moorhead Farmers Market is now accepting vendors and working with First Presbyterian Church to accept SNAP benefits and Double Bucks up to $10 through Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
Questions? Contact Kim at 218.299.5296 or by e-mail at kim.wangler@cityofmoorhead.com.

Sam Larson-Frobig of Fargo Parks District
Fargo Parks is implementing healthier snacks at pool, golf course and baseball park concession stands. Check them out! They now accept credit cards at all concession locations.
Learn more and stay connected via Facebook

Robin Padot of Prairie Roots Food Co-op
Prairie Roots implemented a Double SNAP program. If SNAP recipients spend $10 at Prairie Roots they receive a $10 voucher to buy fruits and vegetables at a future purchase. Prairie Roots also host Sunday Brunch and will be offering meal kits later this month!
Stay connected and get all the details on upcoming events via Facebook

Bjorn Solberg of Dakota Resource Council and Hugh's Gardens
Bjorn's a board member for the Dakota Resource Council on the Ag and Local Food Task Force. They're working on some projects in Buffalo and Devils Lake right now, but watch for future work in the F-M area. Bjorn's also purchasing Hugh's Gardens and offering a CSA. Contact him if you're interested in being a member.
Contact Bjorn directly at ewetopianfarms@gmail.com

Noelle Harden of Sustainable Farming Association - Lake Agassiz Chapter
SFA - Lake Agassiz Chapter is hosting a number of events this summer.
Stay connected via Facebook

Peter Schott - International Potluck Fargo
The next International Potluck is Thursday, May 24 at Plains Art Museum in partnership with Daughter's of the Earth. It will be a celebration of Native American culture. June potluck will be in combination with Lutheran Social Services for International Refugee Day, and July will be a collaboration with TEDx Fargo.
Join the Facebook group to stay connected. 

Kayla Pridmore of the Cass Clay Food Commission
The next Food Commission meeting is Wednesday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. at Fargo City Hall Commission Chambers. They're discussing federal nutrition programs at farmers markets and the update to the Metropolitan Food Systems Plan.
RSVP for the meeting here and stay connected via Facebook

Nicole Steen from Thunder Coffee
Did you know coffee grounds make great compost? Thunder Coffee is looking to partner with a local farmer to give their coffee grounds. Send them a message via Facebook or Instagram. 
Check them out on Facebook or Instagram

Carrie Wintersteen of Theatre B
The Moor's is on stage right now through May 12. 
Check out their box office to purchase tickets.

Thanks again to everyone for sharing announcements! We're on summer break until September, but will be hosting a First Fridays at B: Special Edition to discuss the Metropolitan Food Systems Plan. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m. at Moorhead Center Mall and follow us on Facebook for more details. #FridayBFood

Farmers Market 2018 Season Preview

Our Fargo-Moorhead community is home to six stellar farmers markets and they’re all accepting applications for new vendors for the upcoming season!

Items sold at farmers markets can vary widely and typically include things like fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, jams and jellies, hot foods, coffee, craft goods, and household items.

If you’ve thought about selling at a farmers market before, check out the 2018 markets opportunities below and contact their managers for more info.

Dilworth Farmers Market
Thursdays | July 5 - September 27 | 3-7 p.m.
Location: Whistle Stop Park - 4th St. NE & Center Ave. East (Hwy 10), Dilworth
Cost: $50 for the season
Contact: Amanda Olson at 701-540-8893 or by email at miss_mandib@hotmail.com  

Moorhead Farmers Market
Tuesdays | July 12-August 30 from 3-7 pm | September 6-27 from 3-6 pm.
Location: Moorhead Center Mall Parking Lot - Corner of Center Ave & 4th St. N, Moorhead
Cost: $40 for the season
Contact: Kim Wanger at 218.299.5296 or by email at kim.wangler@cityofmoorhead.com

NoMo Farmers Market
Sundays 2-6 p.m. | June 24, July 15, August 26, September 30
Location:
Junkyard Brewing Company - 1416 1st Ave N., Moorhead
Cost: $150 for the season
Contact: Michelle Junke at 701-361-1760 or by email at nomofarmersmarket@gmail.com

Red River Market
Saturdays | July 14 - October 27 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Broadway & 4th Ave N., Downtown Fargo
Cost:
- Season Pass: Single Booth - $210 | Double Booth - $380
- Daily Pass: Single Booth - $30 | Double Booth - $55
*Additional cost for electricity
Contact: Steve French at (701) 491-8892 or by email at manager@redriver.market

Northern Plains Farmers Market at West Acres
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays | 10am-5pm | June 26 - Mid October
Location: Just off of 42nd St. S, between 13th & 15th Ave. in the west parking lot of West Acres
Cost:
- One-time fee of $50 to West Acres Development, LLP
- Daily participation fee in the market is $25. This fee is payable to Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society, Vendors may also choose to pay $1,350 in advance for the 18 week season.
Contact: Vern Hunter by email at vernhunter907@gmail.com

Farmers Market & Beyond
Mondays and Thursdays | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | July 6 - October 5
Location:
Rustad Recreation Center Parking Lot (601 26th Ave E, West Fargo) **NOTE New Location!
Cost: $15 daily
Contact: Matthew Johnson at 701-433-5360 or by email at matthew@wfparks.org