Farm Happenings at Big River Farms
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Farm Happenings at Big River Farms

Thanks for a Great CSA Season!

Posted on October 7th, 2020
And just like that, we've come to the end of another great season! Thank you for joining us as a CSA member this year. Your support makes a huge difference and provides a direct market for our farmers to sell their certified organic produce. Your CSA membership also supports our mission of fighting... read more »

Meet Foxtail Farm

Posted on September 30th, 2020
Due to a few earlier than expected frosts this year, and a large increase in demand for healthy food at our local food shelf partners, we've found ourselves running short of fall crops. In order to continue fulfilling your CSA shares, we recently partnered with Foxtail Farm, another local, certified... read more »

Volunteer Spotlight - Naima Dhore

Posted on September 23rd, 2020
Big River Farms' CSA volunteers are an amazing, passionate, hard-working crew! This week, we're pleased to highlight Naima Dhore, a past farmer in BRF's education program, certified organic grower, and founder of the Somali American Farmers Association (SAFA). A few years ago, Naima took part in our... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 23, 2020

Posted on September 16th, 2020
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Fall Currents

Posted on September 9th, 2020
As we transition into September, temperatures have started dropping and a hint of fall has arrived on cool morning breezes here at the farm. Autumnal crops have begun to show up in CSA shares, including winter squash, beets and cauliflower. In the coming weeks, you can expect more root and bulb veggies... read more »

Coping with COVID-19

Posted on September 1st, 2020
As a follow up to their first video earlier this season, local film production crew Northern Spotlight returned to Big River Farms in July. In this second mid-season video, hear from farmers Choua and Kia about how they've adjusted and coped to the new realities of farming during a global pandemic. While... read more »

Doubling Our Impact

Posted on August 26th, 2020
In addition to our CSA program, Big River Farms is providing organic produce to over 12 local food shelves this summer. Thanks to donor support, farmers can sell their produce directly to The Food Group for distribution to local food shelf partners. Financial contributions are leveraged to provide nutritious,... read more »

Meet The Early Birds - Lue & Kia Lor

Posted on August 19th, 2020
Lue Lor was born in Laos to a family of modest means. His father was involved with American CIA operations, and his mother managed the family’s small farmstead. The years that followed US troop withdrawal from Vietnam were a “long, sad story” for Lue's family. His mother and siblings... read more »

Farming During COVID-19

Posted on August 12th, 2020
Earlier this summer, a local documentary film team named Northern Spotlight visited Big River Farms (BRF) and produced a great video highlighting our work. While here, they interviewed staff and farmers about how we've adapted to new changes and challenges due to COVID-19. Learn how we've shifted operations... read more »