The Good Acre is led by farmers who have been in your boots, instructors who have cooked in the kitchens, and specialists who have trained in the trenches. With a dedicated team with decades of experience in farming, logistics, training and culinary arts, we blend all the right ingredients to be your stable partner, expert resource and trusted guide.
We connect and strengthen farmers, food makers, and communities through good food.
The Good Acre was an idea that Pohlad family members turned into a reality. Their intention was to develop a multi-faceted initiative to improve the local food system for diverse, independent farmers and to increase access to healthy produce for all consumers regardless of income. Heeding advice from organizations with similar missions in other parts of the country and local consultants in the food and farming world, they designed a custom model built to fill the gaps identified in their discovery phase.
In 2013, land that would become our home was purchased on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights next to the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. We were granted our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in late 2014 and in the fall of 2015 construction on our facility was finally completed and we opened our doors for business. Now on our modest acre of land in Falcon Heights, we run programs that are making an impact to support a sustainable food system–we call this place The Good Acre, and for all the good it does, we are proud.