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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 2019

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Apply to become a member of the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council

Applications will be accepted August 14 through October 18th, 2019 for the 15 City Council and Mayorally-appointed community member Food Council seats during the January 2020-December 2021 term. The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council is a City advisory group that convenes and engages diverse stakeholders to identify and propose innovative solutions to improve the local food system. The Food Council is partnering in development and implementation of the Minneapolis Food Action Plan.

Attend an informal pre-meeting Food Council info session followed by a Food Council meeting on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 11, 5:00-5:30 pm, Wirth Chalet Fireplace Room, 1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Minneapolis
  • Wednesday, October 16, 5:00-5:30 pm, Northeast Rec Center, 1530 Johnson Street NE, Minneapolis

Learn more about this opportunity here.


Minneapolis Food Action Plan 
Topic 3 Discussion - Agricultural Food Production

Wednesday, September 11th | 5:00 - 7:30 pm

5:00-5:30 pm Food Council informal info session, refreshments, sign-in

5:30-7:30 pm Food Council and Food Action Plan meeting

Wirth Chalet Fireplace Room, 1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Minneapolis

View Meeting Agenda
View Meeting Slides (shorter version of slides will be presented during meeting)
View Draft Food Justice Principles

The focus of our Topic 3 Presentation and Discussion is Agricultural Food Production.
Visit the web page for more details. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. 

Missed the July 24th meeting discussion about Diets & Community Demand? 
View meeting slides, watch a recording of the meeting and provide your input here.



8th annual Farm to School Community BBQ - Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS)

Tuesday, September 17th | 4:30 - 7:00 pm

MPS Culinary Center, 812 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis

All are invited to join MPS for the evening to celebrate and build community support for Farm to School, real food in schools, and the local Minneapolis food system.  This annual event includes delicious local foods, family-friendly activities, a corn shucking contest, live music, farm animals and more! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Learn more about this event here.


Field to Fork Fall Forum

Tuesday, September 24th  | 7:00-8:30 pm

Able Seedhouse + Brewery, 1121 Quincy Street Northeast, Minneapolis 

Clean Water Action is launching a Field to Fork Forum series as a part of their Field to Fork: Sustainable Feed, Sustainable Food campaign. These are an opportunity to bring together leaders across the landscapes of sustainable farming and food to share knowledge and provide an overview of their organization or business, including programs and resources.

The fall forum topic will feature speakers from organizations around the state working to develop more sustainable food systems through initiatives and programs that focus on farmland stewardship, business development, and stronger communities that support equity and fairness for all. Speakers will include Homegrown Minneapolis, The Food Group and more!

The first 25 to RSVP with eventbrite will receive a FREE drink to enjoy during the forum. Able's house beers as well as non-alcoholic options will be available. View more information.

RSVP for the event.


Food Justice Summit

Food Justice Summit

November 4th - 6th

Duluth Entertainment Convention center, 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth

The 2019 Food Justice Summit will build upon food access work in Minnesota by bringing champions of food justice together while also reaching into new sectors to broaden the scope and impact of food systems work. An emphasis will be placed on highlighting BIPOC/farming communities and the connection to restoring healthy food systems. Registration is open now (early bird pricing until September 15th). There are application based scholarships available. 

Learn more information and register for this event here


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Twin Cities Co-op Partners Introduces Faces & Voices - Why Do You Shop At The Co-op?


Twin Cities Co-op Partners - Change Matters Funding

Submit a proposal to Change Matters Program, now accepting applications. Change Matters generates funds for local, non-profit, community-enrichment organizations through donations collected at the registers. Co-op shoppers are invited to round up their purchases to the next dollar every time they shop. These small-change donations add up to meaningful contributions. Note that organizations applying have 501(c)3 non-profit status.

Learn more about this opportunity here. 

Minneapolis Urban Agriculture Survey 2019 Highlights Now Available!

Homegrown Minneapolis completed a 2019 Minneapolis Urban Agriculture Survey during the summer of 2019, reaching 191 gardens and farms. This project expanded on work completed several years ago by Gardening Matters, a local non-profit supporting community gardens that closed their doors in early 2019, showed there were 295+ community gardens, market gardens and urban farms in Minneapolis.Thanks to all those who took the time to complete the survey, and to Homegrown Minneapolis intern, Emma Greenberg-Bell, and Homegrown Minneapolis Urban Agriculture Specialist, Claire Baglien, for their work with our team to make the survey happen.

View a StoryMap of survey highlights


City of Minneapolis - Office of Sustainability

Sustainability Program Aide - Temporary Part Time 

Application deadline: September 9th, 2019

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Regional Marketing Specialist - Full Time (Job ID: 35230)

Application deadline: September 10th, 2019


Pillsbury United Communities

Oak Park Community Cafe Head Chef - Part Time


University of Minnesota Extension - The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program 

Community Nutrition Educator, American Indian Focus - Full Time

Community Nutrition Educator, African American Focus - Full Time


Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

Community Organizer and Outreach Coordinator - Part Time

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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