Welcome to the Village

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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 Open House
Community Gathering & Fundraiser

Rain Date: Thursday, June 9th

4 - 6:30 pm

Covenant Church site

4950 31st Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901

2022 Fundraising Campaign

 
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Sponsor a garden for our 2022 Season! 

 Your $75 donation will help cover the operating costs for one of our families. These costs include: 

  • Water and Garbage

  • Tilling and Composting

  • Bathroom Rental

  • Insurance Costs

2022 Sponsors will appear on our website!

Do your part to increase food security in your community! 

Donate through our link or send a check to:

The Village Agricultural Cooperative

4905 Country Club Rd SW

Rochester, MN 55902

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

 

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.

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Current Major Supporters

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Community rocks!

  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) -              https://smifoundation.org/blog/2021/04/supporting_food_and_farming_entrepreneurs/

  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture: AGRI Demonstration Grant 

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

  • Mayo Clinic - Office of Equity Research - FARM Fest 2021 sponsor

  • Lowe's Home Improvement - Community Support Grant

  • Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)