Month: August 2017

Get a Pi-zza This!

Urban Roots will be hosting our first Urban Pizza Farm! Local chefs and our exceptional youth interns will do a pizza oven take over- creating delicious pizzas made with Urban Roots produce for you to enjoy. The inaugural Urban Pizza Farm will take place on June 29th featuring Chef Yia Vang! Can’t make it? Don’t worry- we’ll have another pizza night on July 20th featuring Les Dames D’Escoffier. This is bound to be a delicious evening celebrating youth, community, and great food.

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What’s Growing?

Rivoli Bluff Farm is in full swing! Intrepid staff members have been plowing, installing drip irrigation and planting the quarter acre plot. Thanks to our partnership with the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, we benefitted from a Minnesota Superbowl Legacy Fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation and the hard work of Pentair volunteers who planted 60 fruit trees adjacent to the vegetable crops. Raspberries and other fruit shrubs will soon join the orchard plot. We’re excited to be heading into such a fruitful summer!

Another exciting growth opportunity for Urban Roots? This July, look for our newly built 38’ x 52’ high-tunnel as a pilot project in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. We look forward to increased production for 2017-2018!

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What’s Cooking?

What’s cookin’ in the Urban Roots kitchen? Lots of fun, summer activities! This summer, we’ll be working with seven chefs from around the Twin Cities- including Rajen Rayan, Beth Dooley, Jenny Breen, Yia Vang of Union Kitchen, Ruhel Islam from Gandhi Mahal, and Robin Asbel. We’re excited to be working with these fantastic chefs. Gandi Mahal and chef/owner Ruhel Islam will be giving our Cook Fresh interns a tour of his restaurant, and talk about what it’s like to own a restaurant business. Come join us for a Chef-led lunch on Tuesdays this summer! RSVP to

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