Morels, MOM-osas, and Mother's Day, OH MY!

Moms LOVE Good Real Food!

Everyone knows Moms ♥ Good Real Food, so treat MOM right this Mother's Day — Sunday, May 8th — with Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at the cafe. We're serving Strawberry Rhubarb MOM-osas all day! You'll find the first signs of Spring starring on our menus, too, as morel mushrooms, lilac, asparagus, dill, and fiddlehead ferns make their first local appearances!

Sunday, May 8th (like every Sunday) is also Burgers & Beer night: Choose two burgers & any 2 pints of local, craft beer on tap for only $30! Of course, 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!

Mom's Day Deal Looking for the perfect present for Mom's Day? We’ve got a Mother’s Day deal she’ll love: A SIGNED COPY — by both Chef Marshall Paulsen and cafe owner Tracy Singleton — of our Birchwood Cafe Cookbook AND a signature embroidered Good Real Food apron, for only $50 (that’s an $18 savings!). This combo deal is available at the cafe or online. AND while supplies last this Mother's Day, all kids at the cafe get a packet of Birchwood seeds saved from last season's backyard garden!

Speaking of seeds, we're getting our Plant Sales on BOTH Saturday & Sunday, May 7 and 8, and the following weekend, May 14 and 15, in partnership with Riverbend Farm (Delano, MN). Riverbend's Farmer Greg will be here, along with Birchwood backyard farmer (and cookbook photographer!) Mette Nielsen! You'll find them in the parking lot across the street from the cafe with ready-to-plant organic starter seedlings for your own garden. Heirloom and locally adapted varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuces, kale, cabbage, onions, broccoli, herbs, flowers, perennials and more will be for sale — complete with handy tips and know-how that will have you harvesting your very own organic vegetables this summer. Plus, a portion of plant sales will be donated to our current Birchwood Boost partner Right to Know MN!

MN Juice CompanyMeet Minnesota Juice Company
Sunday, May 1 / 8am to Noon

Stop by the cafe and meet Minnesota Juice Company, a new local producer of fresh, sustainably sourced, good & good for you raw, cold-pressed juices. Sip a sample & learn about their juice memberships — Birchwood is a pick-up site! Choose from 1-month, 3-month, and 6-month memberships, where you can enjoy your juice on a weekly basis while saving money and receiving complimentary samples of new products!

BOOST Movie Night

"Bitter Seeds" Film Screening
Wednesday, May 25 / 7pm to 9pm

Join us and our friends from the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute for their FREE monthly film screening in our Community Room! May's film selection is “Bitter Seeds,” chosen to fit with our current Birchwood Boost partner Right to Know MN and their mission to make the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) the law in Minnesota. This final film in Micha X. Peled’s Globalization Trilogy, Bitter Seeds explores the future of how we grow things, weighing in on the worldwide debate over the changes created by industrial agriculture — especially the impact of GMOs. All are welcome, however seating is limited. Please RSVP at

BOOSTer Club DinnerBOOSTer Club Dinner
Thursday, June 2 / 6:30pm to 9pm

Join Birchwood and friends or a fabulous five-course meal in our Community Room! Our current Birchwood Boost partner Right to Know Minnesota (RTK) and folks from the Copper River Watershed Project and Seward Community Co-op (also a RTK sponsor!) will be with us for an inspiring and delicious evening in support of GMO labeling. Be assured, you won't find any genetically engineered franken-fish on this menu! We'll enjoy a five courses (including fresh, wild-caught Alaskan salmon) co-created by Birchwood chef Marshall Paulsen and chef Adam Vickerman (formerly of Levain) from the Seward Co-op's Friendship Store. Each course will be paired with sustainable wines and locally made hard cider. Get your Booster Club Dinner Tickets at Eventbrite!

Slow Money Minn.Slow Money Minn. Gathering
NEXT Tuesday, May 3
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Imagine a world where we all invested in food & farming. Not just any food and farming, but the kind of food & farming that nourishes people AND the planet! That's exactly what we'll learn about at Slow Money Minnesota's next convening with special guest speaker, Woody Tasch, founder of the Slow Money movement and chairman of the Slow Money Institute. Woody is widely renowned as a thought leader in "patient capital," mission-related investing and community development venture capital. Utne Reader named him one of "25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World". Get your tickets now for this one-of-a-kind event at Como Dockside (of course there'll be local food & drinks, too!).