The Good Acre opened its new facility at 1790 W. Larpenteur Ave., at the former Hermes Garden Center site, on Oct. 30. The day included tours of the facility, music and more.

The Good Acre includes classroom space, a teaching kitchen and food storage. Spokeswoman Terry Egge says it will be used as a food hub for a multi-farm CSA (community-supported agriculture), where members can pick up a box of produce each week during the growing season; a place for classes taught through the University of Minnesota’s Extension program; and more.

In the photo shown here, Rhys Williams, general manager of the Good Acre, helps cut the ribbon along with Sara Pohlad, board chair; Lindsay Pohlad; Allie Pohlad; Jane Shey, board member of the Good Acre and policy associate for the Organic Farming Research Foundation; Jay Bell, Good Acre board member and professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the U; Falcon Heights mayor Pete Lindstrom; and representatives from the Hmong American Farmers Association.

w_good-acreAs programs develop at the site, information will be posted on the Good Acre’s website,, Egge said.

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