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Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative 

expanding our community's ability to grow, process, 

distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, 

locally grown foods.

September 8, 2017

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Food Council Seeks Members for 2018-19 Term

Are you looking for a way to impact local food policy and food systems? Are you a Minneapolis resident? The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council is seeking members to be a part of this team that proposes and works on innovative solutions to improve the local food system.

The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council is a City-community partnership and advisory group that works to support all Minneapolis residents and increase access to quality food, address hunger and food insecurity, connect sectors of the food system, influence policy and decision making, and ensure an environmentally sustainable and socially just food system. Fifteen community members will be appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Members serve two-year terms and participate in monthly meetings and work groups. Applications are due by October 20, 2017.More information. Apply today!

To learn more, visit the Food Council webpage or attend an upcoming Food Council meeting and info session:
Wednesday, September 13 at Corcoran Neighborhood Organization | (3451 Cedar Ave S).
Information session from 5-5:30 pm; Food Council meeting from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.


Open Feasts at Open Streets

Open Feasts is a collaboration between several different nonprofit, government and education entities to bring attention to the issue of food waste and present solutions to the community.

We will be collecting food that would otherwise go to waste from various sources including farms, wholesalers and retailers, and serving it to the public free of charge.

Saturday, September 9 | 1:00 – 4:00pm at Open Streets West Broadway Ave

Sunday, September 24 at Open Streets Nicollet Ave

There will also be volunteer opportunities. Sign up to volunteer today!

Minneapolis Public Schools Farm to School Community BBQ

Tuesday, September 12 | 4:30pm – 7:00pm (rain date: September 14)

MPS Culinary Center, 812 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 (map).

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services would like to invite you, your family, and friends to their 6th annual Farm to School Community BBQ. The FREE BBQ is a fun opportunity for students, families, and community members to meet the farmers who grow our food and the chefs who inspire our recipes.

Check out the Farm to School Community BBQ event to RSVP, share with friends, and learn more details.

For questions, contact Kate Seybold at Kate.Seybold@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-2852.

September Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 13 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm meeting; 5:00 information session about joining the Food Council. 

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, 3541 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (map)

Meeting Agenda

Food Access Summit – Registration Now Open!

The sixth annual conference will be held October 25 – 27, 2017 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center | 350 Harbor Dr., Duluth, MN 55802 (map)

Early bird $150 registration is available now through September 15. 
After September 15th, the price increases to $185. Register at www.foodaccesssummit.com
Discounted rates are available at several Duluth hotels.

For questions, contact Kris Igo at kigo@umn.edu or 612-625-8693

2017 Agricultural Education Listening Sessions

The 2017 Agricultural Education Listening Sessions offer Minnesotans an opportunity to provide input on the future of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resource Education across Minnesota. These free sessions are open to the public. Each will be held from 10:00am – 2:00pm, with lunch provided. They encourage individuals with an interest in connecting Minnesota students’ education and training to the agriculture and food industry to participate.

Dates and Locations:

  • Tuesday, October 10 – Mankato (South Central College)
  • Wednesday, October 11 – St. Paul (University of Minnesota – Twin Cities)
  • Thursday, October 12 – Marshall (Southwest Minnesota State University)
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Willmar (Ridgewater College)
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Crookston (University of Minnesota – Crookston)
  • Thursday, October 19 – Brainerd (Central Lakes College)

RSVP by October 1.


Grants available from University of MN Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for two fall funding opportunities:

Submission deadline is November 10, 2017.

Learn more and download RFPs here.

View additional information on the Homegrown Minneapolis website.

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Homegrown Minneapolis brings together key partners from local government, area businesses, community organizations,

non-profits, and residents to build a healthy, local food system.




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