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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 #305: Weeknight Spinach & Chickpea Stew

Weeknight Spinach Chickpea Stew

By Aimee Tritt, Dietetic Intern, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] As the days grow shorter, it seems like the amount of time I have to prepare dinner gets shorter as well. I’m often willing to spend … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival at Open Farms

Kids at the farm

Join us for a family-friendly event at our urban farm in St. Paul, a chance for the public to take a peek at Open Farms! Harvest Festival Friday, October 6, 2017 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy veggie tastings, games, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #304: Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Hash

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By Hillary Argyle, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota] Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are a delectable combination. This hash is a tasty dish that can be eaten for any meal of the day! The sweet potatoes are packed with calcium, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #303: Asian Broccoli Salad with Almond Dressing

Asian Broccoli Salad

By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalism Intern Summer is all about those fresh veggies and potlucks, right? This flavor-packed salad is right up there with the best summery recipes and features one of my favorite superfoods: broccoli! Broccoli is one of … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #302: Hungarian Cucumber Salad

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By Fresona Vang, Dietetic Tech Intern [Normandale Community College] When summer weather makes turning on the oven or stove unthinkable, what better way to cool down than with a cold cucumber salad that requires very little effort to make? This … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #301: Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

By Rebecca Kapsen, Dietetic Intern [Priority Nutrition Care] I have been making this recipe with my mom since I could reach the counter and help with mixing duties. My family had a small garden in our yard growing up and we … Continue reading

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A heart for helping others leads to Open Arms

Volunteer Jane at the reception desk

By Amy Bowman, Open Arms volunteer For Jane Borochoff of Plymouth, MN, volunteering is a way of life. Jane has a heart for helping others and began doing so as a young girl by visiting a lonely neighbor and befriending … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #300: Chilly Willy Chili

Volunteer Carol tries a chili at the 2011 Toast event

For our 300th recipe, we’re throwing it back to the very first one we shared on our blog: an award-winning chili recipe from our 2011 Toast event, where we celebrated our fantastic volunteer community with a chili cook-off! With its … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #299: Creamy Avocado Pasta with Shrimp

By Abigail Cole, PhD, Dietetic Intern [Iowa State University (ISPP)] Here is a wonderful summer recipe to use avocados and cilantro in a new way. The resulting pasta dish is rich, creamy, and delicious. Paired with a glass of white … Continue reading

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18 years of steadfast service: Lisa’s volunteer story

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By Ashley Hackett, Photojournalism Intern Volunteer Lisa Genis has found a strong sense of community in her more than 18 years of involvement at Open Arms.  She has seen the organization grow exponentially in size and influence and move to a larger and … Continue reading

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