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Welcome to the Village


The Village Agricultural Cooperative creates opportunities for our communities to produce culturally relevant food.  By creating space for public and market gardens in urban areas, we address the health needs of our people and planet while building food systems for future generations, and nourishing our elders too. We believe that sustainable agriculture creates healthy communities. 

FARM Fest: June 17th, 4 - 8 pm

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Our celebration of Food, Art, Recreation and Music is in the planning process and we are seeking your support! This is our annual fundraising effort, and we've moved it to the month of June to get ahead of harvest season. We are seeking sponsors for this event with a goal to raise $25,000 to fund our farmer's market and operating expenses for this year. Will you help us meet our goal? 

$10,000 -  Community Builder: Cooking Demonstration Sponsor for Farmer’s Market

  • Naming rights for the event and inclusion of logo on all press materials

  • Logo on Farmer’s Market event materials

  • Logo or name on website for a year

  • Opportunity to table at event 


$5,000 - Community Builder: Entertainment Sponsor for Farmer’s Market

  • Naming rights for award at event

  • Logo or name on website for a year

  • Opportunity to table at the event


$2,500 - Flower Power Sponsor - Children’s Area Development

  • Sponsor name posted in Children’s Area

  • Logo or name on website for a year

  • Opportunity to table at event


$1,000 - Food Justice Advocate - Special Activities Sponsor

  • Opportunity to table at event

  • Logo or name on website for a year


$300:  - Full Bloom Sponsor - Operating Expense Support

  • Name on website for a year

  • Opportunity to table at event


$100 -  Sprouting Sponsor - Sponsor one farm plot for the year

  • Name on website for a year


Checks payable to: The Village Agricultural Cooperative

Mailing Address: PO Box 7723, Rochester MN 55903

The Village is a registered 501(c)3. All donations are tax-deductible. 

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Print and share our sponsorship levels through this PDF document! 

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

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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.

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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