Birchwood Bike Team
The Birchwood Bike Team is a Twin Cities metro area cycling club and racing team dedicated to spreading the positive power of bike riding. The club provides opportunities for riders of all levels to participate in the fun and camaraderie of the cycling and racing scene. All levels and abilities welcome, helmets a must!
Right to Know MN / Non-GMO Labeling
At the Birchwood, we believe everyone has a right to know what is in the food we eat, and we work closely with Right To Know MN in support of mandatory labeling for GMO foods. Until GMO labeling is the law, we volunteered to enroll our "Breakfast in Heaven" granola in the Non-GMO Project and it now carries their verification!
Riverbend Farm - Crop Mobs
Each growing season, the Birchwood invites folks of all ages to participate in a monthly, hands-on farming day at Riverbend Farm in Delano, MN (also an organic vegetable producer for the Cafe!). Fun for the entire family, Crop Mobs help the local farmer, build community, and directly teach us about where our food comes from.
True Food Chef Council
Birchwood is a member of the Minneapolis Public Schools True Food Chef Council, a collaboration of Minneapolis restaurants, chefs and caterers working to promote the health of our youth, encourage the consumption of real and wholesome food, embrace the diversity of food cultures in our city, and promote good eating habits.
Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters
The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters, based in Ely, Minnesota, is national coalition of nonprofit organizations and allies committed to the goal of permanently protecting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Specifically, the Campaign is working to keep Twin Metals and others who propose sulfide-ore mining on the edge of the Wilderness from polluting the watershed of this national treasure.
The Aliveness Project
The Aliveness Project is a community center located in South Minneapolis that provides services and programs to the HIV & AIDS community. The Birchwood takes part in the project's annual "Dining Out for Life" program by donating a portion of our sales. Your donation and volunteer efforts are always welcome, too.
Birchwood Cafe owner, Tracy Singleton, is a former member of the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council: a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.
We love for you to take the Birchwood wherever you go! Our T-shirts, aprons, glassware, and other fun stuff are screenprinted by the folks at Gee Teez, our one-stop shop for screenprinting, embroidery, and promotional products.
Do our website's food photos make you hungry? We hope Mette Nielsen's creative eye and keen use of the lens get you in the mood for Good Real Food! Learn more about her work on the Mettepix Facebook page.
Field Guide is a communications and marketing consultancy focused on working with forward-thinking businesses (like us!). They excel at collaborative brainstorming, strategic planning, creative project management, media outreach, and content creation for social media. In a nutshell, they're field guides. They do what it takes to make good, even better!
Locus Architecture is a modern, green, innovative, inquisitive, altruistic, efficient, socially conscious architecture firm that helped us with our major remodel project. We're also eternally grateful to them for helping us navigate the zoning maze. These are true partners in sustainability!