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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 2019

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Winter Farmers Markets Open

Tis' the season! Winter farmers markets in Minneapolis have begun, with select markets opening this month and continuing through varying times of the season. For location information and a full schedule of all markets operating through the colder months, visit the website

Winter Veggies


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Minneapolis Food Action Plan 
Topic 4 Discussion -  Retail, Wholesale, Processing & Distribution 

Wednesday, November 13th | 5:00 - 7:30 pm

5:00-5:30 pm Presentation, refreshments and sign-in

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

Roosevelt High School Media Center, 4029 28th Ave S, Minneapolis

Meeting Agenda

The focus of our Topic 4 Presentation and Discussion is Retail, Wholesale, Processing & Distribution. Visit the web page for more details. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. 

Missed the September 11th meeting discussion about Agricultural Food Production? 
View meeting slides, watch a recording of the meeting and provide your input here.


Volunteer for MPS True Food Taste Tests

Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services (MPS) is seeking volunteers for their fun fall True Food Taste Tests happening November 13 - 15. True Food Taste Tests take place three times each year at forty-five schools across Minneapolis to expose students to new, flavorful recipes and encourage them to think critically about their food.

This fall’s taste test item will feature a variety of local ingredients! Taste Test volunteers help to prepare samples, distribute them to students & generate excitement for trying new foods. Volunteer shifts take place during lunchtime, typically between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. 

Learn more. If you are interested in volunteering, email farm2school@mpls.k12.mn.us


Green Lands Blue Waters 2019 Conference

Tuesday, November 19 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis

Strong partners, new allies, and fresh perspectives moving continuous living cover (CLC) farming forward. The mission of Green Lands Blue Waters is to support the development of and transition to a new generation of multi-functional agricultural systems in the Upper Mississippi River Basin and adjacent areas that integrate more perennial plants and other Continuous Living Cover into the agricultural landscape.

Learn more.


Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show

Tuesday, December 10- Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel, Minneapolis

The educational experience and trade show, now in its 44th year, unites farmers, ranchers and ag professionals from every facet of eco-farming to share their experience and expertise. Attend the non-stop event, learn the latest in cutting-edge technology and methods, and return home ready to make your farming operation the best it can be. Registration is now open.

Learn more.

Resources and Opportunities

Good Food Access Program - Technical Assistance Grant

Grant Details and Application


MN Department of Agriculture - AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant

Deadline: November 14, 2019

Grant RFP Details


Urban Food Systems Symposium 2020 Call for Abstracts

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Call for Abstracts


City of Minneapolis - Intergovernmental Relations

Deadline: November 13th, 2019

Seasonal Legislative Aide - Full-time (Job #2019-00652) 


Northside Fresh Coalition, Appetite for Change

Northside Fresh Coordinator, Appetite for Change - Full-time


Twin Cities Co-op Partners

Marketing Director - Full-time


Urban Roots

Deputy Executive Director - Full-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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