The Gardens at Valley Natural Foods
Our green spaces are more than just curb appeal – we offer ways for the community to learn, grow and participate in achieving our goal of a healthy community through our Community Gardens.
Community Garden Partnership
Since 2020, VNF partnered with The Open Door Pantry’s Garden to Table program. The Open Door, with the support of the community, is able to assist thousands of local individuals each month through their pantry in Eagan, Mobile Pantries®, and Mobile Lunch Box program designed to connect those in need with fresh, nutritious options. Valley Natural Foods’ mission is to support health and well-being in the South Metro Community, and in doing so, we want to be sure we are making the biggest impact possible for the most amount of people. The Open Door currently manages our former community garden plots, by providing individuals and families who struggle with food insecurity, access to the resources necessary to grow their own healthy food supply.
We want to recognize and thank all our community members who have maintained plots in our community garden since their installation in 2011. We currently concentrate some of our resources on maintaining our Pollinator-Garden Patio to offer an educational and welcoming gathering space for the entire community. As such, we no longer offer garden plots to individuals. We hope all can enjoy our patio, starting late spring through the fall seasons for events, or to just relax and enjoy some great local food.
Pollinator Garden Patio
Our gardens on the south side of our building serve as a natural classroom, where you can explore and learn about native plants that help promote pollination. It’s a place to meditate, relax, or enjoy an outside snack or meal with plenty of seating available!