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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.

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

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

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

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

First Fridays at B: February Announcements

Our second First Fridays at B featured Kaye, Abby and Joleen of Prairie Roots Food Co-op. Missed the event? Check out the video!

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

Rita Ussatis - NDSU Extension Service, Cass County
Kids Cooking School for youth in grades 3-6. Thursdays 3:30-6:30 p.m. | March Series: March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2018. April Series: April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2018 | Cost: $15/child. Pre-registration required. Contact Rita for more details: 

Jeffrey Miller - Cass County Soil Conservation District
The 2018 Cass County Community Garden Grants are open, $500 grants are available to enhance current gardens or to install new gardens.
For more information contact Cass County Soil Conservation District 701-282-2157 Ext 3 or email

Verna Kragnes - FARRMS
Internship opportunities are available for those interested in small-farm and vegetable production. Contact Verna for more details:

Todd Weinmann - NDSU Extension Service, Cass County
- Free “Field to Fork” Webinars offered by NDSU Extension Services start February 14. Learn more and register here.  
- The North Dakota Junior Master Gardener Grant Funds are available. Up to $1,000 available to North Dakota for youth education gardens. Application here.

Noelle Harden - University of Minnesota Extension
- Funds available in Minnesota through the Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership. Fund projects related to local food and sustainable agriculture.
Contact Noelle to learn more:
The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a series of free online courses for gardeners and farmers interested in community-based food systems. Learn more and register here.

Jack Wood - Growing Together - A Community Garden Ministry
Growing Together Community Garden Sign up is on March 15, 5 p.m. at Olivet Lutheran Church. More details on the Facebook event or contact Jack Wood:

Taylor Syvertson - Great Plains Foods Bank
Great Plains Food Bank is conducting a Hunger Study in North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. They need volunteers to assist in conducting 500 face-to-face interviews.
Contact Taylor for more information:

Casey Steele - Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
The next Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe is Sunday, February 25th, 11am - 2pm at Square One Kitchen and will be prepared by the local chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Follow them on Facebook for more details and contact Leola Daul if you’re interested in volunteering:

Kim Lipetzky, Cass Clay Food Commission
The Cass Clay Food Commission, our local food policy council passed a blueprint (jurisdictional advisory document) related to Healthy Corner Store Initiatives at their January meeting. You can read the blueprint here. The next Commission meeting is Wednesday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. at Fargo City Hall, Commission Chambers.

Want to submit an announcement for our next First Fridays at B on Friday, March 2? Read the guidelines then submit an announcement here. 


First Friday at B: January Announcements

First Friday at B: January Announcements

Our inaugural First Fridays at B took place on Friday, January 5, and featured a presentation by Jack Wood, Nola Storm and Simeon Bakunda of Growing Together ~ A Community Garden Ministry.