Cultivate is a new quarterly publication from the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op. Our two co-ops joined together in July, set on the mission of building community by developing a strong local food system. For over four decades, our co-ops have cultivated good food, healthy communities, and strong relationships with our local producers and neighbors. Cultivate is your seasonal guide to the growing season, the people behind your food, and the happenings in your community and at your co-ops. Like everything we do, it is produced with health, sustainability, ethics and community in mind.
The farmer on the cover of this issue is Eduardo Rivera—the owner of Sin Fronteras, a 3.5- acre organic produce farm in Stillwater, Minn. Sin Fronteras (translating to “without borders”) specializes in unique varieties of peppers, tomatillos and espazote along with roots, greens and herbs. Eduardo focuses on providing culturally relevant produce that is used in traditional Latino cooking. In addition to selling his goods to area co-ops and restaurants, he offers a community supported agriculture (CSA) opportunity.
Eduardo grew up farming alongside his grandparents in Mexico before moving to the U.S. at age 10. In 2014, Eduardo and his wife Sammie started Sin Fronteras with the goal of removing the barriers for Latino and Indigenous growers to enter the local food scene and to provide an example of successful and sustainable entrepreneurship.
You can find Eduardo’s delicious peppers at the Wedge!