About the good acre

Transforming Our Food System for an Equitable Future

As the largest nonprofit food hub in Minnesota, we are dedicated to empowering farmers and food entrepreneurs to achieve economic prosperity. Our approach is grounded in sustainability and community well-being, as we actively work towards fulfilling our mission to unlock economic opportunity for farmers in our region through a unique combination of personalized support and market development. Collaboration is at the heart of our efforts, as we work with our partners to build an equitable food system that centers and amplifies BIPOC voices.
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our role

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.

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OUR VALUES

Working with Purpose

Sustain our mission. Strengthen our food system.

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OUR FOCUS

Placing the Greatest Good Above the Lowest Price

As a values-driven nonprofit organization, we don’t define success by the lowest cost and highest profit. Instead, our focus is on achieving a greater good with your food purchasing dollars without the compromises to farmer equity, food quality or the environment.
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Together we can address the pressing challenges of climate change and racial injustice through the transformative power of food.
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Executive director, The good acre

our story

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.

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