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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. 

Winter Blessings to you!

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

 

During this season of giving, we are grateful to those who have supported us this year and we seek the support of those who are willing and able to give. Just as our impact has increased, our operating expenses have also increased; we count on our community members to invest in our mission to ensure that we can continue to provide food security and land access to people who need it most.

Please consider making a year-end contribution to the Village. Your partnership with our organization ensures that we can meet the needs being brought forth, and respond to our communities' desire to be self-sufficient and sustainably responsible by providing for their families and also being stewards of the land.


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Donating through Facebook is fee-free! Check out our fundraising initiative. Recurring donations made through Facebook will be matched throughout 2023!

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheVillageAgriculturalCooperative/

 

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 2022 by donating today!  

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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.

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