Bringing the community together in conversation about our food…One Vegetable, One Community
It all started with a single question:
How can we increase access to fresh, healthy food for everyone in our community?
Uniting the community around growing and preparing a single vegetable -‐ the vegetable of the year -‐ in order to share stories, recipes, growing tips, enthusiasm and inspire new ideas for building a better, more resilient and inclusive food system.
- More people eating local, healthy food
- More urban and rural gardeners
- People of all socioeconomic levels with access to good food
2017 Veggie of the Year
Fergus Falls and Pelican Rapids: Tomatoes
Tomatoes have been chosen as the 2017 Vegetable of the Year to rally the community around growing, cooking and sharing a single vegetable. We want to see the vegetable of the year growing in gardens, in containers on front porches, in front of businesses and churches, and in school gardens everywhere! We provide starter kits with free seeds, growing tips, project ideas, and more to get you going. You provide the enthusiasm and ideas! Then join the conversation by sharing your ideas and experiences on the One Vegetable One Community Facebook page.
Detroit Lakes: Basil and Oregano
Herbs (Basil & Oregano) have been chosen as the 2017 Vegetable of the Year to rally the community around growing and cooking with herbs to give food a flavor punch in a healthy way! We want to see herbs growing in gardens, containers on front porches and kitchen counters, in front of businesses and churches, and in school gardens everywhere! We provide starter kits to get you going, you provide the enthusiasm and ideas! Join the conversation by sharing your ideas and experiences on the Detroit Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
To find out more about these versatile legumes, visit our Bean information page.
For great ideas and recipes using fresh green and purple beans, see our collection of Bean Recipes. We’ve gathered a number of recipes from all over the web. You’ll find main dishes and sides, vegetarian, as well as dishes with meat and dairy.
We hope you’ll partake in all the fantastic ways to enjoy fresh beans!
Want to grow your own garden?
Visit the Fergus Falls Seed Library at the Fergus Falls Public Library’s website to learn more about their goal for every household in Fergus Falls to grow fresh food — whether it be on a windowsill, in a container or in a square foot garden.