Our next First Fridays at B will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 from 8-9 a.m. We’ll be discussing Global Food Sourcing with Peter Schultz (Peter Schulz Importer/The Longspur Prairie Fund) and Dexter Dutton (Thunder Coffee).
November 2019 -The November edition of First Fridays focused on food preservation and featured area experts Markus Krueger (Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County), Rita Ussatis (NDSU Extension - Cass County), and Kevin Struxness (Hairy Hippie Pickling Company). [Watch video]
October 2019 - To celebrate fall and all the delicious foods that go along with it, our October Edition of First Fridays was all about apples. We welcome Sam DeMarais (Fargo Park District), Stacy Nelson-Heising (Cottonwood Cider House) and Ethan Henning (Wild Terra Cider) to the stage. [Watch video]
September 2019 - We partnered with Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe for a Fall Favorites Lunch featuring a meal created by our own Megan Myrdal. The menu included Tomato & White Bean Risotto, Grilled Bread and Apple Crisp for dessert. [View recipe]
September 2019 - To commemorate the start of school, we kicked off our season 4 with an event focused on school lunch featuring Greg Gefroh (Fargo Public Schools), Dana Hanson-Rieth (West Fargo Public Schools), and Kara Gloe (Moorhead Public Schools Board Member / PB&J Fundraiser Co-founder) [Watch video]
June 2019 -In honor of National Pollinator Month, our final First Fridays of season three focused on the importance of pollinator and featured local experts Bryan Bishop (Concordia College), Peter Schultz (Longspur Prairie Fund) and Netha Cloether (Plains Art Museum / Plains Buzz Lab). [Watch video]
May 2019 - Our May edition of First Fridays focused on gardening, and featured Jeffrey Miller (Cass County Soil Conservation District), Don Kinzler (InForum, NDSU Extension - Cass County) and Nola J Storm (Growing Together ~ A Community Garden Ministry). [Watch video]
April 2019 - Our April edition of First Fridays focused on gleaning - the ancient act of gathering excess food after the harvest to reduce waste & feed the hungry. Our event featured Nancy E Carriveau (Great Plains Food Bank), Janice Tweet (GleaND) and Joe Morken (Morken Farm). [Watch video]
March 2019 - In honor of National Nutrition Month, First Fridays focused on food and wellness. We welcomed public health experts Michelle Draxten (Fargo Cass Public Health), Rory Beil (Clay County Public Health Center) and Mary Larson (North Dakota State University) to the stage to share perspectives on how the food around us shapes us. [Watch video]
February 2019 - 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. Event featured Kyle Armitage (North Dakota State College of Science), Lisa Gibson (Sanford) and Nichole Hensen (Nichole’s Fine Pastry). [Watch video]
January 2019 - We kicked off 2019 by partnering with Drekker Brewing Company + Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society to create a special beer featuring locally-grown ancient grains! [Learn more]
December 2018 - Our final First Fridays of the year featured three local Fargo-Moorhead chefs: Andrea Baumgardner of BernBaum's, Patricia Hanson Vetter of Prairie St John's, and Travis Rosenbluth of Harvestable. (Watch video)
November 2018 - Our November First Fridays focused on the stories of farmers in and around the Fargo-Moorhead and featured Sam Rydell of Nurtured Plains Farm, Amber & Ross Lockhart of Heart and Soil Farm, and Jaclyn Weber of Folcstede Farms. (Watch video)
Friday, October 5 - Our October edition of First Fridays at B focused on how food + commerce can build community. Event featured Joe Burgum and Simone Wai of Folkways + Founders/Organizers of the Red River Market.
October 2018 - Ugly Food Hour at the 2018 Apple Harvest Festival included a short presentation on food grading, and samples of three different types of apples.
Special thanks to our friends at Wild Terra for providing us with delicious Fireside and Chestnut Crab apples!
September 2018 - Our second season of First Fridays at B kicked off with an event focused on hunger. The event will feature insight from Melissa Sobolik of Great Plains Food Bank; Andrew Flory of Dorothy Day Food Pantry, & Stacie Loegering of Emergency Food Pantry. (Watch video)
Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m. - Join the Cass Clay Hunger Coalition and partners for a screening of the documentary A Place At The Table on Sunday, September 9, at 2 p.m. at The Fargo Theatre. Join us after the film for a post-documentary social & panel discussion from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Broadway Garage.
Tuesday, July 17 from 7-9 p.m. Brush up on your cooking and cuisine knowledge and join #FMuglyfoodon Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at Front Street Taproom for food-themed trivia! Prizes from our friends at Fargo Brewing Company, Junkyard Brewing Company and Pounds.
May 4, 2018 - Our final First Fridays of season one will feature a presentation by the wonderful folks behind Heart-n-Soul Community Café. Doors + coffee at
April 21, 2018 - Join the Little Free Garden project at the Red River Spring Market on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reserve a pre-built garden or register an existing garden today!
April 6, 2018 - Join us for First Fridays on Friday, April 6 [doors + coffee at 7:30 a.m.] at Theatre B. The theme of April's event is Incubator Kitchens & New Food Businesses and will feature presentations by Casey Steele (Square One Kitchen & Rentals), Jeremiah & Rachel Lea Utecht (Off The Deck Hot Sauce and Flannel Fizz) and Megan Lewis (Milk Made).
March 27, 2018 - Join FARRMS, Ugly Food of the North & Cass Clay Food Partners for the Farmers Market Round Up - a FREE event to learn about farmers market opportunities in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.
March 2018 - Our third First Fridays at B featured presentations by Yoke-Sim Gunaratne of Cultural Diversity Resources & Peter Schott of International Potluck Fargo. [watch video]
February 2017 - Community potluck at Drekker Brewing Company featuring Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland and a prominent national voice in the end-food-waste movement.
October 2016 - This event was co-hosted by Ugly Food of the North and Prairie Roots Food Co-op. Food For Change is an 82-minute documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture.
October 2016 - Volunteer event at Great Plains Food Bank + informal happy hour at Fargo Brewing Company
September 2016 - In September, #FMuglyfood were honored to be the UnPillaged organization of the month. Thanks to Drekker Brewing Company for the generous donation of $619!
September 2016 - We hosted our FIRST birthday party in the same place as our first community potluck event: Drekker Brewing Company
August 2016 - In honor of our inaugural season of the Little Free Garden project, we hosted an informal tour of local gardens.
August 2016 - We partnered with Heart-and-Soul Community Cafe to take fresh food that would otherwise be wasted and made it into a delicious meal. The Community Cafe model invites anyone to come and enjoy the meal, regardless of ability to pay.
July 2016: We hosted a membership drive for Prairie Roots Food Co-op because we believe the co-op supports our vision + dream for a more sustainable F-M food community (including a place to buy "ugly" food).
January 2016 - Community conversation with chef's panel featuring Andrea Baumgardner (Bernbaums), Brian Diumenti (The Hotel Donaldson) and Emily Swedberg (Lucid Bakery)
December 2015 - Volunteer event at Great Plains Food Bank + informal happy hour at Fargo Brewing Company
November 2015 - A Local Ugly Food Buffet at Everest Tikka House in Moorhead, Minn.
November 2015 - Leftover Junksgiving Potluck at Junkyard Brewing Company in Moorhead, Minn.
October 2015 - A Community Conversation on Urban Agriculture featured panelists Abby Gold (NDSU School of Public Health), Noelle Harden (University of Minnesota Extension), Travis Luthi (Three Bears Honey Co.), Whitney Oxendahl (Cass Clay Food Systems Initiative Steering Committee) and Kayla Pridmore (Woodchuck Community Farms).
September 2015 - Our very first event was a community potluck at Drekker Brewing Company in conjunction with the Red River Market.
This event was slated to be a one-time event - but our community showed up, and Ugly Food of the North was officially born.