Nourishing our clients with fresh veggies grown with love
Open Arms grows vegetables and herbs for our kitchen at multiple urban farm sites in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
By turning vacant lots into vibrant gardens we are transforming underutilized urban spaces into food and providing a platform for discussion around food justice. Open Farms engages volunteers and the community in agricultural issues while providing the best nourishment possible to clients and their families.
We use organic methods and permaculture principles in the gardens to work with nature, rather than against it. We also use a variety of different growing techniques to maximize efficiency and space as well as companion planting, crop rotations, cover cropping and green manure as ways to increase productivity, build healthy soil and reduce pest problems. The gardens produce kale, tomatoes, beans, basil, carrots, onions and many other flavorful and nutritious crops for our kitchen.
If you’re an experienced gardener who wants to get your hands in the soil at Open Arms, or a beginner who wants to learn more, come join us as a volunteer. Contact Farm Coordinator Kelly Wilson with any questions about farm volunteering or head right to the Volunteer Hub to sign up for a farm shift>>
Open Farms St. Paul
668 Victoria St S, St. Paul 55102 (West 7th and Victoria)
Open Farms North
508 Morgan Ave N & 509 Logan Ave N, Minneapolis, 55405
Open Farms Phillips
2645 14th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404