News & Events

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Welcome to the News & Events page, where you can get the latest news about Open Arms, read our most recent blog posts and learn about upcoming events.

Harvest Festival at Open Farms


Join us for a family-friendly event at our urban farm in St. Paul from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, a chance for the public to take a peek at Open Farms! Enjoy veggie tastings, games, crafts … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #264: Greek Salad with Lemon and Herbs

By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalist Intern Greece has always been on my bucket list. This little plant-filled salad has the power to transport me to the sunny, dreamy beaches of Santorini. It makes a perfect lunch salad to pack in … Continue reading

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Past intern continues to serve at Open Arms

By Stephanie Mork, Photojournalism Intern Student Taya Banjac fell in so love with Open Arms during her photojournalism internship last summer that she decided to become a regular volunteer. She studied Journalism at the University of Minnesota and graduated this … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #263: Open Arms Lemon Ricotta Cookies


By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalist Intern If you’ve been to the Open Arms building when there are lemon ricotta cookies out, you’ll know that they don’t last long. These cookies have been a volunteer, staff, client, intern, everyone favorite, especially … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #262: CSA Pesto


Subscribing to an Open Farms CSA share encourages imagination in the kitchen, as you’re continually presented with a new combination of delicious produce. Our Senior Director of Programs April Bogard advises creativity if you find yourself with a plethora of greens. She offers a flexible … Continue reading

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A Better Place: Ed’s Open Arms Experience

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By Ashley Hackett, Open Arms Photojournalism Intern Ed L. has seen his share of difficulties, but none have come close to the day that he discovered he was HIV-positive. Fortunately, with the help of food from Open Arms, Ed is … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #261: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Golden Raisins

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Shelby Kulzer, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis VA] Growing up I always assumed Brussels sprouts were a terrible tasting vegetable that nobody liked. I had never tried them before, but they had a negative reputation in my house, so I didn’t give them the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #260: Dolmades

Part of the fun of CSA share is figuring out what to do with unusual veggies that might not typically make it into your grocery cart. Recently our Open Farms CSA subscribers received grape leaves in their weekly container, which … Continue reading

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Macalester Fellow brings new ideas to Open Farms


By Stephanie Mork, Photojournalism Intern As Open Farms expands to two brand new plots this year, there’s a greater need to introduce the organic farming project to neighbors near the new sites in Phillips and North Minneapolis. That’s where Laura … Continue reading

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A client loves both the food & the volunteer experience at Open Arms


By Amy Bowman, Open Arms volunteer Tom K. describes his weekly meal delivery from Open Arms as a “godsend.” The delicious meals not only provide an enjoyable eating experience, they provide the healthy dose of protein, fruits and vegetables that … Continue reading

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