“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Sitting on 3 acres of Earth, just outside of the city of Minneapolis, Farmer Eduardo grows the most authentic, organic latino vegetables. He arrives at sunrise with fellow Farmer Maddy to start the days work. Their herbs & vegetables reach many happy hands at local farmer’s markets, co-ops, restaurants and through Minnesota’s 1st Latino CSA Program.
Eduardo’s intention for Sín Fronteras, translated as Without Borders, is to be a bridge for Latino families to have access to organic, healthy food. Some members of his CSA trade their skills in exchange for food. Eduardo gives his heart to shine light on food justice within his Latino community. His work is a clear expression of his passion.
At Sín Fronteras Farm & Food the land provides healthy habitat for bees & other beneficial insects by using sustainable methods Eduardo learned from his Abuelo Grandfather in Mexico. Sín Fronteras is also a Certified Organic farm, which speaks a lot to people dedicated to eating nutritious, safe food. Through these farming practices, the land is honored and preserved for many generations to come.
Buying locally raised organic produce is the safest, freshest, most nutritious way to feed your family! There is something really special about buying food directly from a Farmer. An exchange of a genuine conversation, a sincere smile. Finding that big juicy tomato! Supporting local people and organic agriculture! Friendly, open communication to learn new recipes, try new foods and build a deeper relation to where your food comes from. Directly from Hands that nurture the Earth.
They grow crops such as Mexican grey squash, sweet corn, purple flower corn, cilantro, peppers, tomatillos, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, purple cabbage, scallions, roma tomatoes, rainbow carrots, basil, calendula, buckwheat and epazote. Local chefs are stoked on Eduardo’s fresh produce! During my day on the farm we bundled lots of cilantro–a popular favorite!
Epazote is an ancient medicinal herb used for thousands of years by Mexican indigenous peoples. Add 1-3 sprigs towards the end of cooking beans, corn, stews as it acts as a carminative and aids in digestion. It helps to calm & balance the nervous system and support adrenal function.
Eduardo previously worked at a local co-op which allowed him to build many relations and connections within the local food movement. This has brought him a lot of community support. Team work makes the dream work!
I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work alongside–two dedicated, gifted, kind souls that truly love what they do. As I left the farm, driving down the dirt road, l was engulfed by the majesty and grace of two cranes walking in the field. I saw this as an omen. A message from the Universe that the work being done on the land there is protected and will flourish and continue to grow for a long time.
To learn more about Eduardo’s work at Sín Fronteras, check out the recent publishing from NY Times!