Celebrate Earth Day at the Birchwood Cafe!

Be The Change Every day is Earth Day at the Birchwood Cafe, especially next Thursday, April 21st when YOU'RE INVITED to #BeTheChange with us at an Earth Day BOOSTer Club Fundraising Dinner in our Community Room! Join us for an inspiring (and delicious!) five-course pollinator-friendly meal including wine & cider pairings. MN Representative Karen Clark, Pollinate MN's Erin Rupp, and Hidden Stream farmer Eric Klein will share their perspectives on how GMOs impact people, pollinators & our planet.

Tickets are $50 and proceeds go to advancing our current Birchwood Boost partner Right to Know Minnesota's mission to secure GMO labeling in Minnesota while protecting our right to know at the national level. Preview the menu and purchase tickets here!

Thankfully, the Dark Act was stalled in the Senate (for now!) due in large part to Right To Know's work (along with like-minded consumer and environmental organizations) and constituent pressure! Many big many big food companies (Campbell's, General Mills, Con Agra, Mars) have also come forth committing to labeling their foods which are produced with genetic engineering. Let’s keep on exercising our democratic rights for a better world and secure the mandatory labeling of GMOs!

If you can't make it to our Earth Day Dinner, join us for another Right to Know MN Birchwood Boost event this month: Meet Right to Know at the front of the cafe, or see a free screening of Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds THIS Thursday, April 14, followed by CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate LIVE from Brooklyn, New York. Both the movie and debate watch parties are free, but we ask that you please reserve your seat here.

Boost Movie Night & DNC DebateBoost Movie Night & Democratic Debate
THIS Thursday, April 14
6–8pm & 8–10pm

Join us for an evening of food & politics! Our Boost Movie Night starts at 6pm, followed by conversation with current Boost partner Right to Know Minnesota about GMO labeling efforts at both the state and national levels. At 8pm sharp, we’ll have CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate LIVE on the big screen! Enjoy food specials from 6-9pm and drink specials from 6-10pm. All are welcome, but seating is limited, so be sure to register your seat — either for the Boost Movie, the Debate, or both! — at www.birchwood.eventbrite.com

Riverbend Farm Plant Sales

Riverbend Farm Plant Sales
May 7–8 and 14–15
9am to 2pm

Stop by the cafe during Mother's Day weekend to meet Farmer Greg Reynolds from Riverbend Farm (Delano, MN) and pick up some ready-to-plant starter seedlings for your garden! Heirloom and locally adapted varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kale, cabbage, onions, and garden kits will be for sale — complete with handy tips and know-how that will have you harvesting your very own organic vegetables this summer! (Now all you need is a copy of our Birchwood Cafe Cookbook and you'll be cooking up your own Good Real Food in no time!) Riverbend Farm Plant Sales will be in the parking lot across from the cafe BOTH May 7–8 AND May 14–15 from 9am to 2pm each day.

Speaking of Mother's Day...

Cookbook Apron ComboEveryone knows Moms ♥ Good Real Food and we've got a Mom's Day deal you'll love, too: A SIGNED COPY (by both Chef Marshall Paulsen & cafe owner Tracy Singleton) of our Birchwood Cafe Cookbook AND a signature Good Real Food Apron for $50!

Of course we'll be OPEN for Mother's Day Brunch, Lunch & Dinner too, serving Mom-osas all day long! Sunday, May 8th (like every Sunday) is also our Burgers & Beer night: Choose 2 burgers & any 2 pints of local, craft beer on tap for only $30! With Savory Waffles served all day, a Bakery case brimming with sweet treats, and bottomless mugs of Peace Coffee — you’re sure to make Mom’s day at the Birchwood Cafe!