Hmong American Farmers Association Will Celebrate 2nd Season on Incubator Farm Growing a Sustainable & Fair Food System
 
As the second full year on the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) farm comes to a close, HAFA and it’s members will host an open house celebrating the hard work of HAFA member-farmers, the many investments in infrastructure and sustainability, and the dramatic growth of the on-farm HAFA Food Hub that has allowed HAFA members to nearly reach parity in sales with MN produce growers in just three years of operation.
 
What: 2nd Annual HAFA Farm Open House
 
Who:
  • HAFA member-farmers, staff and community 
  • Entertainment from Gospel Machine, Mu Performing Arts, Tou Saiko Lee & Payne Avenue 
  • Food from Destiny Cafe & the HAFA farm
When: Sunday, September 13th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Where: HAFA Farm — 20385 Coates Boulevard, Hastings, MN 55033
 
Why:
 
For decades now, Twin Cities farmers markets have been known for abundant varieties of high quality produce grown by Hmong American farmers. Yet these farmers are seeing their ability to make a living selling produce at farmers markets decline, due to the saturation of these markets that is compounding multiple systemic barriers to sustainable wealth creation in access to land, financing, business and advanced sustainable agricultural training and research. The HAFA farm is working its member-farmers to build capacity and wealth in Hmong American farming families while growing a sustainable and fair food system.
 

For more information, contact Winnie Zwick at 651-493-8091 or winnie@hmongfarmers.com.