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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are no longer hosting in-person cooking classes but we are excited to gather with you virtually! Check out our food business-focused workshops and our Discover Series classes, which give local chefs, food makers, and businesses a platform to share their stories and knowledge.

Even without classes, our kitchen continues to play a vital role in building a strong local food system. It’s currently used by over a dozen local food makers and is home to our new VoCul program.

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January 2021

Virtual Farm Share Info Session

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States
Free

Join in as our Farm Share Manager, Karin Davey talks all things farm share! From what's in the box to where you can pick up, we'll take a deep dive into the program while answering questions you've submitted prior to the event and in real-time. Special guests include Mike Braucher of Sunshine Harvest Farm, our meat add-on supplier, and LyLee Vu of LV Gardens who has been growing for our farm share since its inception. At the end of this event, we hope you’ll have a…

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February 2021

Discover: Beyond Soul Food

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States
Free

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a virtual soulful cooking class led by TGA’s Culinary Education Manager, Chef Lachelle Cunningham. Chef Lachelle will guide you through the plant-based foundations of soul food and reveal some of the healing properties of the common herbs and spices used to build flavors of this distinctly American cuisine. Hear about how this cuisine and its evolution has impacted Lachelle’s personal food story and then follow along as she demonstrates one of…

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Defining Your Value Proposition

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Knowing your why is the foundation to any successful business. This virtual workshop will help you find your why, and will get you asking the right questions; not can you make this product, but should you? Through virtual interactive group discussion, real-world examples, and focused writing prompts you will create and define your unique value proposition. You’ll leave this workshop with the confidence to pitch your business, develop your product, and know your why. Click here to register. This event is…

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March 2021

Creating a One-Page Business Plan & Licensing 101

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

You’ve got your why, now where do you go from there? Building your business starts with a clear blueprint. Knowing who you are and where you want to go will help you stay on course as you navigate the next steps. In this virtual workshop, we’ll take the fear out of business plan writing by helping you to create a one-page plan designed to be a tool that you’ll actually use and come back to as you grow. The second…

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Discover: The Perennial Kitchen with Beth Dooley

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Join us for a virtual gathering in celebration of The Perennial Kitchen Simple Recipes for a Healthy Future, the newest book from James Beard Award-winning author, and TGA Board Member, Beth Dooley! From Beth's own kitchen, she'll walk you through one of her favorite recipes from the new book, while discussing tips for sourcing various regenerative crops - crops that help to improve soil health, increase crop yields, and build water resilience - all crucial elements of farming in our…

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April 2021

Discover: Gardening 101

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Celebrate the start of the gardening season in a power-packed hour! Local farmer, educator, activist, Tiffany LaShae, will share her basic tips for starting a vegetable garden and navigating common gardening solutions. Topics she'll cover include: how to start a garden in 5 easy steps, sourcing garden materials, seed starting, basics of sun, soil, and water, plant selection, garden bed preparation, planting, harvesting, and seed saving. This workshop will primarily be a demonstration with time at the end for Q&A.…

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May 2021

VoCul Virtual Open House

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States
Free

If you are interested in joining the ranks of skilled culinary professionals working in area public school kitchens, look no further than our Vocational Culinary Training Program, VoCul! Join us Thursday, May 6th at 5 pm for a Zoom webinar all about this paid training program intended to teach you everything you need to know for a career in a school kitchen. The 14-week program begins in July and ends with an internship in a partnering kitchen in the fall. During the…

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2021 Season Preview

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States
Free

Join us for our second annual season preview, a virtual event that will give you an inside look at the climate and conditions local growers are facing this growing season. Our featured speakers include UMN Climatologist Mark Seeley, and The Good Acre’s Farm Program Director, David Van Eeckhout. Mark will kick things off with an in-depth look at current climate and weather trends and will share his farm-focused forecast for the growing season ahead. Next, David will talk about how…

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Spring Volunteer Orientation

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

It's time for us to recruit some new volunteers to help out with box packing, farm share pick up, and more! Join us for our upcoming virtual orientation training on Monday, May 17th at 5:30 pm. We'll give you some information about what we do, show you around the warehouse, and then we'll review a few safety techniques that you'll need to know before signing up for a shift. Fill out this form to RSVP.

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Summer Maker Workshop – Finding Your Value Proposition

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Knowing your why is the foundation to any successful business. This virtual workshop will help you find your why, and will get you asking the right questions; not can you make this product, but should you? Through virtual interactive group discussion, real-world examples, and focused writing prompts you will create and define your unique value proposition. You’ll leave this workshop with the confidence to pitch your business, develop your product, and know your why. Click here to register. This event is…

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June 2021

Summer Maker Workshop – Creating a One-Page Business Plan & Licensing 101

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

You’ve got your why, now where do you go from there? Building your business starts with a clear blueprint. Knowing who you are and where you want to go will help you stay on course as you navigate the next steps. In this virtual workshop, we’ll take the fear out of business plan writing by helping you to create a one-page plan designed to be a tool that you’ll actually use and come back to as you grow. The second…

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July 2021

Understanding Pricing and Optimizing Costs

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual (Zoom), 555 Zoom Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55555 United States

Welcome to another virtual workshop in our So You Want to Start a Food Business series! This time, we're talking all about the almighty dollar. As a new, small producer the first step you take into the marketplace is setting your price. Too high and your new product is dead on arrival, too low and you may spend years losing money until you can increase it to where it should have been from the start. Starting a CPG food business…

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