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It's our Anniversary!! 

Celebrating one year as a 501(c)3
and 3 years as a registered Minnesota nonprofit! 

Welcome to the Village


The Village Agricultural Cooperative creates opportunities for our communities to grow culturally relevant food.  Our goals are founded in our community needs, and by creating space for public and market gardens in urban areas, we address the health needs of our people and planet while building hope for future generations. We believe that sustainable agriculture creates healthy communities. 

Spring is in the air!! 


We are thankful to our many community partners who support us in actualizing our mission to connect people from marginalized communities to land, provide education and resources, and grow the farmers of tomorrow.

Your partnership with our organization ensures that we can respond to our communities' desire to be self-sufficient and sustainably responsible by providing for their families and being stewards of the land.

Donate to our cause

In 2022, we supported over 200 farmers and their families with land access. We created opportunity for each family to reduce their grocery bills by $2,500 or more, generating over $500,000 in local food. Help us hit our fundraising goals for 2023 by donating today!  

2023 Season Plans

MDA Research: AGRI - Diverse Crop Production in Northern Markets


American Rescue Plan Act: In coordination with Big River Farms and two other incubator farms, we are able to hire 1.5 FTE and begin formal farm education. 

Covenant Church Farm

Seeking funding for children's and senior's area. 

Market Hub Development, Installation of 3 washing/packing and handwashing stations at three largest farms. Aggregate Hub start-up. Market season June - October @ History Center.


Expansion - History Center

Well - Need major funding, 40 - 60K

Hoop House completion, educational programming.

Jubilo Farm

Hoop House: Install End Walls, Add Electricity & Skin High Tunnel.

Presbyterian Church

Water line repair


Summer Educational Programming

Mayo Clinic Office of Equity Research

Master Gardeners of Olmsted County

University of MN - Rochester

Farm Fest - Rochester Cambodian Association

SUSTAG Research Demonstration Event

Farm Service Agency: Loan access event

Summer of Service


Future plans for which we seek funding!! 

Children’s & Senior's Play Area development 

Well installation - History Center

Feasibility study for Farmer’s Market use of buildings, commercial kitchen

Jubilo Farm - Composting Toilet

Home: Contact

Donate to our cause

We need support for our operating expenses, staff wages, utilities and site improvements.

Your kindness goes a long way! As a Minnesota nonprofit, we greatly appreciate

your tax deductible donation.

Mailing address:
PO Box 7723
Rochester, MN 55903


Current Major Supporters

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Community rocks!

  • Renewing the Countryside & USDA: Local Food Promotion Program, Minnesota Farmers' Market Hubs

  • Big River Farms, American Rescue Plan Act, USDA

  • Mayo Clinic - Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research 

  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation - Inclusive and Equitable Communities Fund

  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture: AGRI Demonstration SUSTAG

  • Regenerative Agriculture Alliance: MDA research support

  • University of Minnesota - SE Regional Sustainable Development Partnership

  • Sargent's Landscape and Nursery

  • Compeer Financial

  • Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

  • Advanced Business Systems Inc.

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