The Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference, put on by the Big River Farm program of MFA, offers networking & workshops on organic farming.
In December, your EcoStamp donations totalled $1215.59 and were awarded to Joseph’s Coat, a St. Paul-based non-profit. Thank you to all those who shopped with reusable bags! Since 1989, Joseph’s Coat has been serving our neighbors with the most need. Their free store provides clothing, household items, personal hygiene products, and children’s items. Over one thousand individuals are served each week through the dedicated efforts of their wonderful volunteers.
January’s EcoStamp recipient will be the Immigrant & Minority Farmers Conference, which takes place in St. Paul in early February. The conference is part of The Big River Farms Program of Minnesota Food Association (MFA) which operates the Immigrant and minority farmer training program. The training program provides farmers with the skills and knowledge to operate their own viable organic and sustainable vegetable farms, while providing fresh, organic produce to local consumers by the farmers-in-training and promoting a more sustainable food system.