Twin Cities Growers Network

What's a Growers Network?

A Networking Group of the Sustainable Farming Association, the Twin Cities Growers Network aims to connect anyone who grows produce seriously and seeks education, networking and fellowship. Whether you grow for market, personal or community use, or to rediscover indigenous and ethnic roots, if you want to network with like-minded people in the metro, this group is for you.

Contact: Kaitlyn Albers, University of Minnesota Extension,

TC Growers

Upcoming Events

Kernza Ale Taste & Tour

Thursday, March 30, 4:30-7:30 PM

Finnegans Brew Co.: 817 5th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Enjoy a brew and take a tour with your friends at the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network at Finnegans!

Join the TC Growers on a brewery tour featuring Finnegans’ new Buckwheat Honey Brown Kernza Ale.

Minnesota farmers and researchers are at the forefront of developing Kernza, a perennial wheatgrass with deep roots and big benefits for our soils, waters…and culinary palates. Come check it out!

The tour will be led by Finnegans’ David McNicoll. UMN Extension staff, a Kernza specialist, and Mike Mackiewicz of Bone Lake Meadows Apiary will give us the scoop on the ale’s featured local ingredients: Kernza and Buckwheat Honey.

We’ll also raise a glass to Karl Hakanson, who has transitioned out of his role with Extension. He made the TC Growers a reality — we hope you’ll join us in thanking him!

This event is free to attend. A cash bar with beer and nonalcoholic options will also be available. Registration is requested, walkups are welcome.

Parking: There is ample metered parking and multiple pay lots within a block of Finnegans.

This event is partially supported by AFRI Sustainable Agricultural Systems Coordinated Agricultural Program (SAS-CAP) grant no. 2020-68012-31934 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Thank you to Conservation Minnesota for also supporting this event.

Two great educational videos from UM Extension Horticulturist Natalie Hoidal:

Soil Health On A Small Scale: Cover Crops for Gardeners
Testing for lead in a garden:

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