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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 #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

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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

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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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Weekly Recipe #259: Bill Rowe’s Firehouse 19 Macaroni and Cheese

As we celebrate Open Arms founder Bill Rowe’s life and legacy this week, here’s a Star Tribune article from 1996 about Bill and Open Arms, featuring one of the comforting recipes he made for clients: AIDS PATIENTS WELCOME BILL ROWE’S VOLUNTEER MEALS … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #258: Chocolate Sea Salt Cookie

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By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalism Intern Due to popular demand, here is a much-requested recipe from the Open Arms kitchen! The bakery team scaled this recipe down from the hundreds and hundreds they usually create for clients to a scale designed … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #257: Asian Dressing/Marinade

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By Lizzie Briasco, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] It was hot, my new apartment was a mess, and I was very hungry and craving Chinese food – not the best combination when one first moves to … Continue reading

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A passion for cooking becomes a way to help others

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By Amy Bowman, Open Arms volunteer After 45 years working as a pharmacist at a drug store, Michael Winer retired in 2010. His interest in travel, biking and cooking food for his friends kept him busy, but something was missing. … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #256: Avocado Pasta Salad

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By Tylynn Ludwig, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center] I made this recipe as part of my internship at the Minneapolis Veteran Affairs Medical Center during a Healthy Teaching Kitchen class focused on fiber. Our classes are intended to teach … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #255: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

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By Abigail Cole, PhD, Dietetic Intern [Iowa State University (ISPP)] Strawberry season is here! You can enjoy the harvest by combining fresh sweet strawberries with seasonal rhubarb and serving them up in a delicious crumble. The sweetness of the strawberries … Continue reading

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You’re invited to our 30th Birthday Party

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Put on your party hats and join us for a free, family-friendly celebration of three decades of nourishing people in our community living with life-threatening illness. Saturday, July 23 1–4 p.m. Open House Open Arms of Minnesota 2500 Bloomington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 … Continue reading

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