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Introducing our Virtual Food Business Workshops!

Starting a small business is a challenging endeavor, and when it comes to diving into the world of packaged food entrepreneurship, the complexities of licensing, regulations, business planning, and product development can feel overwhelming. However, there’s good news on the

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Vilsack Visit for Blog

Secretary Vilsack Visits The Good Acre

This past Monday, August 28th, we had the honor of hosting Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, and MDA Commissioner Thom Petersen for a meeting that brought

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MFU Tomato Sandwich 2023 Blog

More Than a Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

The Minnesota State Fair unveiled a lineup of 34 official new fair foods for their 2023 run, but amidst this cornucopia, one standout steals the spotlight for us without question – the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich. This culinary marvel can

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Yee Moua at Market 2023 Blog

Yee Moua’s Path Back to the Land

Yee Moua and his wife Chia grew up with agriculture as a part of their lives in Thailand and Laos before emigrating to the United States as refugees in 1989. Since arriving in Minnesota in the 90’s the Moua’s have

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Annual Report 2022

The Good Acre’s 2022 Annual Report is Here!

As we embark on the start of a new growing season, we are delighted to present to you our 2022 Annual Report! This report is a snapshot of the strides we’ve taken towards building a healthier, more sustainable food system and we’re thrilled to

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Walz bill

We did it! LEAFF funded in Ag Omnibus Bill

Big news! Funding for our LEAFF program is included in the final 2023 Omnibus Ag, Broadband, and Rural Development Bill! ⁣ We were honored to join together with partners, agency staff, and legislators as Governor Tim Walz signed the bill

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LEAFF Funding in Limbo, Six Weeks Left

Last week the Chairs of the House and Senate Ag Committees released their omnibus finance bills and as it turns out, they both vary greatly in terms of how much would be allocated for LEAFF.  Check out the House omnibus

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