Chef Paul Berglund, a 2015 James Beard Award finalist who helms the kitchen at Minneapolis’ acclaimed The Bachelor Farmer restaurant, was elected to the SFA Board of Directors at its most recent meeting on April 24, 2015, in Little Falls.
Berglund, who was elected to an at-large position, is committed to sourcing local ingredients for The Bachelor Farmer and even tends a rooftop garden atop the restaurant building. As an urban restaurateur, Berglund gives the SFA board a vital perspective on ways SFA farmers can more profitably communicate with and market to the chef-driven restaurant world.
Berglund has also attended the SFA Annual Conference the past two years and has completed a Deep Roots course on deep winter greenhouse production at Dr. Sue Wika’s Paradox Farm.
“Serving on the SFA board fulfills my personal values of citizenship and land stewardship,” Berglund said. “I believe that we are at a pivotal moment in environmental history. By participating in SFA, I can directly support those on the front lines of preserving our environment – thoughtful and conscientious farmers.”
Paul’s restaurant, which focuses on Scandinavian cuisine, received a four-star review from the Star Tribune in 2011 and is one of the Twin Cities’ most revered and popular establishments. The Bachelor Farmer is located at 50 N 2nd Ave in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood.
“We are excited to have Paul on our board,” SFA Executive Director John Mesko said. “His understanding of the connection between agriculture, food and people is going to broaden our work directly. It’s an important perspective for us as an organization.”
For more information, visit our SFA Board homepage.