Are you interested in fresh produce? Supporting small local farmers? Community cooking classes? Or you simply want to know what’s going on inside that new building on Larpenteur?

Come to Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 Larpenteur Ave., on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. to hear Good Acre executive director Rhys Williams and CSA director Sarah Libertus talk about the Good Acre’s mission and how you can participate through its CSAs, farmers markets and cooking classes.

The Good Acre is a nonprofit food hub providing small immigrant and underserved local farmers with a facility for warehousing, packing, cleaning and storing produce as well as a classroom and teaching kitchen that will be open to the community.

Williams has an extensive background in all areas of food production. He began farming apples and pears on the East and West Coasts before landing in southeastern Minnesota as a partner in Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables, an organic produce farm, where he worked for 11 years. He then moved to Minneapolis where he was a buyer for certified organic wholesale distributer Co-op Partners for seven years.

Williams has been on the board of the Land Stewardship Project, Home Grown Minneapolis and worked in Washington, D.C., as a USDA grant reviewer on community.

The Feb. 22 event is co-sponsored by the Falcon Heights-Lauderdale Lions Club and the cities of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale.

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