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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.

Weekly Recipe #268: Roasted Delicata Squash with Rainbow Chard and Apples

Delicata Squash

By Jillian Tholen, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota—The Emily Program] I adore the squash that become so ubiquitous at the markets during the fall season. There are so many different varieties! I haven’t tried them all, but I try to seek out new … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #267: Apple Granola Overnight Oats


By Jessica Mackiewicz, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Apple season is upon us! This overnight recipe will make for a quick, healthy breakfast ready to grab-and-go throughout the autumn. The mixture of granola and apples add texture … Continue reading

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Summer Meals for Kids: Making a Difference in the Community


By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalist Intern Ever since moving into the new building on Bloomington Avenue, Open Arms has been continuously reaching new heights to have a positive effect on the surrounding community. In the past few years, Open Arms … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #266: Decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse


By Ashley Hackett, Open Arms Photojournalist Intern For those of us who are vegan or lactose-intolerant, dessert can become an epic struggle to satisfy cravings for something sweet and creamy. Luckily, the avocado and coconut in this recipe create a … Continue reading

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THRIVORS and Open Arms: Health & Wellness Program

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Calling all cancer survivors! Open Arms is partnering with THRIVORS to offer a 12-week online program that offers cancer-specific nutrition, exercise, community, mindfulness and support, customized to your diagnosis and fitness level. Download a PDF brochure of this info>> What … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #265: Easy Pickles

Easy Pickles

This week’s recipe comes from Jason, a member of the Open Farms CSA! This simple recipe turns loads of cucumbers into tasty pickles on the double. But make sure you eat them quickly, too – unlike canned versions, these pickles will keep … Continue reading

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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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