Video: Exploring a Hmong land cooperative

Minnesota is home to a large Hmong community of which many farm. One complication is that many do not have access to land that is affordable and near their homes. One group has committed to making a difference. The Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) was awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant which will allow the nonprofit organization to explore organizing a land cooperative.

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SUPPERTIME | Old friends, summer drinks and dessert at Coup d'etat

Suppertime is a blog in comics form, exploring local restaurants, bars and other food establishments in and around the Twin Cities. I eat, I talk, I draw.

In this Suppertime, a beautiful July evening sitting outdoors with old friends at Coup d'etat in Uptown made me wish for a summer eternal. With dessert included.

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State Fair diaries: Day 1

The Fair began this year, as it usually does, with friends and breakfast at Salem. Rain and the promise of humid heat kept the crowds away. We spent the morning volunteering at Renewing the Countryside and the afternoon wandering the Fairgrounds searching for old favorites and new possibilities.

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Share the harvest

Donate Locally-Grown Produce to Families in Need

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Celebrar cultura Latina, bicicletas y mas este agosto en el mercado de productores de Midtown

Este agosto en el mercado agrícola Midtown estaremos celebrando cultura Latina en South Minneapolis, bicicletas y mucho mas, así que venga para productos frescos, comidas deliciosas y para participar en las actividades divertidos. El 16 de agosto, el mercado celebrara Día de Bici y servirá como parada bonos de Powderhorn 24. Este día ofrecerá valet de bici por Calhoun Cycle para nuestras clientes que llegan en bici, mesas de la comunidad como Spokes, Grease Rag, el Minneapolis Bike Tour, y mas! Nuestra Festival de Maíz recalcara la cultura Latina y celebrar esta comunidad maravillosa por comida, música y danza. Diversiones incluirán música por Axolotl e Alma Andina, junto con danza tradicional Azteca. Va a ver también una demonstración de tema cultural, una demonstración de preparación de maíz tradicional, y organizaciones comunitarios como El Colegio y el Centro de Desarrollo Económico Latino. Con una actividad familiar de segundo sábado y Demo de Cocinar Sabores Midtown el 9 Agosto el mercado albergara otra campana de donación de sangre el 30 de Agosto con Memorial Blood Centers. También acordarse de llegar a Rail Station el 21 de Agosto, cuando 10% de su comida y bebidas de esta noche ayudaran a apoyar el mercado! Con todas las actividades que se ofrece el mes, hay algo para cada quien!

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Celebrate Latino culture, bikes and more this August at the Midtown Farmers Market

This August at the Midtown Farmers Market we will be celebrating Latino culture in South Minneapolis, bicycles and much more, so come on down for some great produce, delicious eats and to partake in the festivities. On August 16th, the market will celebrate Bike Day and serve as a bonus stop for Powderhorn 24. The day will offer a bike valet from Calhoun Cycle for all of our customers who bike to the market, community tables such as Spokes, Grease Rag, the Minneapolis Bike Tour and more! Our Festival del Maiz on August 23rd will highlight Latino culture and celebrate this diverse and amazing community through food, music, art and dance. Entertainment will include music by Axolotl and Alma Andina, along with traditional Aztec dance. There will also be a culturally themed cooking demo, a traditional corn preparation demonstration by Proyecto Zenteotl and community organizations such as El Colegio and the Latino Economic Development Center. Along with a 2nd Saturday Family Activity and Midtown Flavors Cooking Demo on August 9th, the market will also host another Blood Drive on August 30th with Memorial Blood Centers. Also be sure to stop in at the Rail Station on August 21st, when 10% of your meal and drinks from that night will help support the market! With all of the activities that the month has to offer, there is sure to be something for everyone!

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Comprando rico y sano: Un esfuerzo de acción comunitaria

Por el mes pasado la feria Agrícola ha estado colaborando con Acción Comunitario de Minneapolis para introducir un programa nuevo que se llama Comprando Rico y Sano. Comprando Rico y Sano es un programa implementado por todo el país por la Conseja Nacional de La Raza, y espera educar y mejorar la salud de comunidades Latinas de alcance nacional.

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Buying tasty and healthy: A Community Action endeavor

For the past month the Midtown Farmers Market has been collaborating with Community Action of Minneapolis (CAMPLS) to launch a new program called Comprando Rico y Sano. Comprando Rico y Sano is a program being implemented across the country by the National Council of La Raza, and aims to educate and improve the health of Latino communities nationwide.

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IGGERS DIGEST | Mac's Fish & Chips: Tin Fish without the view - or the wait.

Cod value basket at Mac's Fish & Chips.

Mac's Fish & Chips reminds me just a bit of Tin Fish - a favorite of mine - only without the spectacular view of Lake Calhoun, and without the wait. Okay, the menu is pretty limited, but, like Tin Fish, what they do, they do very well. You get your choice of halibut, walleye, cod, shrimp, clam or chicken strips, breaded and deep-fried, available as a sandwich, a basket with fries, or just by itself.

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A peek at the Cold Climate Wine Competition

It is a few days before the gates open at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair and I find myself peeking into a conference room at the University of Minnesota. Wine glasses and flutes clink together as official-looking-types wheel carts of red and white samples to the judging tables that flank the room. Grape growers, wine makers, chefs, instructors, and wine-loving volunteers are gathered to help judge the 6th Annual Cold Climate Wine Competition. I can smell wine on their collective breaths and worry that the light fragrance I tucked under my blouse early in the morning will contaminate the judges’ refined palates as they swirl and sip.

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