About the good acre
Transforming our Food System for an Equitable Future
Working Hard Behind the Scenes
The work of a food hub is often an unseen part of the food system. TGA primarily functions as an aggregator, sourcing products from a network of 100+ local farmer and producer partners. Our team provides a host of services to ensure safe and fresh produce, clear communication and timely deliveries.
Working with Purpose
We listen to farmers.
We embrace equity.
We seek big change.
This helps us to amplify the positive benefits of a stronger local food system.
We are pragmatic and flexible.
We are here for the long haul.
Sustain our mission. Strengthen our food system.
Placing the Greatest Good Above the Lowest Price
Executive director, The good acre
Seeing a need. Building a solution.
Our journey began with a profound realization of the shortcomings of our industrialized food system, which prioritizes cheap and convenient food at the expense of the health of our communities and environment. Co-founders Sara, Lindsay, and Allie Pohlad were committed to addressing these issues, and together embarked on a mission to understand the gaps in the Twin Cities’ local food system.
Through extensive consultations with agricultural experts, the Pohlads were inspired to create a multi-faceted non-profit food hub, aiming to bridge the divide between farmers and consumers while fostering economic prosperity for a healthy and sustainable future.
In 2013, The Pohlad Family Foundation acquired land on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights, conveniently located near the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, on the site of the former Hermes Greenhouse plant nursery. Securing 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2014, our facility’s construction was completed in October of 2015, marking its official opening.
Today, The Good Acre stands as a testament to our co-founders’ vision for a vibrant local food system that empowers both farmers and communities to flourish.