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. 


Village Farmers Market 
July 26 - Oct 11

 Tuesday Evenings
Four - Seven pm 
History Center of Olmsted Co.
1195 W Circle Dr, Rochester, MN 55902


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Winner of 2021 Environmental Achievement Award

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From left to right: Chandi Katoch, Board Vice President; Kim Sin, Board Chair; Amanda Nigon-Crowley, Executive Director

Photo credit: OlmstedCounty.Gov

We are honored to accept an Environmental Achievement Award from Olmsted County and Rochester Public Utilities acknowledging our work in sustainable urban agriculture, nominated by Anna Oldenburg of Olmsted County Public Health. These awards recognize community members, businesses, and organizations that make a significant contribution to environmental quality in Olmsted County by utilizing sustainable and innovative programs and practices that demonstrate environmental leadership.


2022 Season Plans

MDA Research: AGRI - Diverse Crop Production in Northern Markets


Expansion - Covenant Church

Expenses: Waterline, tilling, posts/markers, bathroom, fencing

Washing/packing/handwashing/weighing station installation

Market Hub Development

https://www.farmersmarkethub.org/lfpp-2022-2024/, Installation of 3 washing/packing and handwashing stations. 


Expansion - History Center

Well - Need major funding, 40 - 60K

Hoop House installation - pending approval

Expenses: Waterline, tilling, posts/markers, rent, fencing

Washing/packing/handwashing/weighing station installation


Green Thumb Initiative

Gather roster of interested gardeners and build compost dump to grow gardens

Jubilo Farm

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

Washing/packing/handwashing/weighing station installation

Compost Station - Operation to provide income, Researching and seeking funding

Presbyterian Church

Water line repair


Community Collaborations

Mayo Clinic Office of Equity Research

Master Gardeners of Olmsted County

Rochester Community Initiative

University of MN - Rochester

Farm Fest - Rochester Cambodian Association

Regenerative Agriculture Alliance


2023 Plans

Children’s Play Area development - Covenant

Well installation - History Center

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

Jubilo Farm - Composting Toilet


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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.

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Community rocks!

  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture: AGRI Demonstration Grant 

  • Regenerative Agriculture Alliance

  • University of Minnesota - Regional Sustainable Development Partnership

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

  • Mayo Clinic - Office of Equity Research 

  • Compeer Financial

  • Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

  • Advanced Business Systems Inc.