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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.

November 3, 2017

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City of Minneapolis to Sign Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

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Guidelines Available for Donating Prepared Food; Save Food and Help Improve Food Access for People in Need

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Good Food Access Program Funded for Two More Years; First Round of Recipients Receive Funding

The Good Food Access Program will receive $250,000 per year for the next two years from the State of Minnesota. The first round of resources have been awarded to communities impacted by food access challenges across Minnesota. Eight applicants representing a diverse range of solutions from around the state are getting the resources necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. Check out the details on each project. The Good Food Access Campaign has provided a way to send a message of thanks to lawmakers and share the good news about Good Food Access Program awardees: http://act.yourethecure.org/X21uwtO


November Food Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 8 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm meeting

5:00 pre-meeting presentation from Appetite for Change

Breaking Bread Cafe, 1200 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

Meeting Agenda

Volunteer to help with True Food Taste Tests at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS)

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services is looking for volunteers to help with their TRUE FOOD TASTE TESTS on November 15th-17th!

They will be taste testing a new KID KIMCHI, featuring Farm to School kohlrabi, carrots, and purple daikon radishes.True Food Taste Tests take place three times each year to expose students to new, flavorful recipes and encourages them to think critically about their food.  Nearly 20,000 students at 45 different schools participate in taste tests!

MPS is currently seeking volunteers to help prepare and distribute samples to students & generate excitement in the lunchroom about the taste test! Volunteer shifts take place during lunchtime, typically between 10:00am and 1:30pm. A list of participating schools can be found on the right hand side of the Taste Test webpage.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email kate.seybold@mpls.k12.mn.us

Metro Community Meal- An Event of the MN Food Charter in Action Event Series, Hosted by Metro Food Access Network

Wednesday, November 29 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Wilder Foundation | 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul

Who: Food access leaders, elected officials, community members | all are welcome

What: Dinner + performative muralist + free childcare 

This event will be a fun and engaging way to meet people from across the metro who are interested in or working for improving access to healthy food for all.The focus of the event is to feed attendees a delicious local meal while seeking justice through food. Participants will engage in critical conversations focused on real solutions and achievable actions.  As an added bonus, $15 Target gift cards will be given to the first 15 families who arrive at the event. 

This community meal is one event in a nine-part series of Minnesota Food Charter in Action events happening across the state in November and December. You can learn more about the series here. You can register here.


City of Minneapolis Target Market Program Encourages Applications from Small Businesses, Including Food Businesses

Learn More and Enroll Here

Future of Midwest Agriculture Survey

Learn More and Take the Survey Here


American Heart Association

Government Relations Director

Grassroots Advocacy Director

MN State Horticultural Society

Executive Director

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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