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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.

May 2022

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Take a trip to the farmer’s market to celebrate Mental Health Awareness month

May is Mental Health Awareness month.

Over one million Minnesotans experience symptoms of mental illness each year. Mental health affects all aspects of our lives, from how we handle stress to how we make choices to how we relate to others. It impacts how we think, feel, and behave.

Periods of low mental health are not uncommon. Just like someone can be physically unhealthy without having a specific illness, you can have poor mental health without a diagnosed mental illness. You can practice healthy lifestyle choices to maintain your mental health just like eating well, exercise, and sleep can benefit your physical health.

Healthy ways to maintain your mental health include:

  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with others
  • Taking a walk or being physically active
  • Getting sunlight
  • Helping others
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Eating a meal you love

A visit to your local farmer’s market can be a way to accomplish several of the above suggestions. Connect with others, enjoy the sun, and pick out some healthy and delicious local produce.

View a map of summer farmers market schedule

Visit the Farmers Markets of Minneapolis webpage


May Food Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 

5:30 pm in-person meeting

Location: North Market – Community Room 4414 N Humboldt Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412

View Meeting Agenda


Native American Heritage Event

Join this health fair to honor Native American Heritage month with Native American organizations sharing health resources with the community.

Enjoy an opening ceremony, teepee with storytelling for the kids, Native American book giveaway, and a drum instructor with dancers! There will also be dental, diabetes and blood pressure screenings.

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: 7650 June Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Visit the Native American Heritage Event page.


Community Connections Conference

The Community Connections Conference is an annual free event that connects residents of Minneapolis, community groups, neighborhoods and local government.

This year's conference theme is "forward together." This theme welcomes all communities to reconnect with the City and get involved in moving Minneapolis forward.

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Where: The Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall B, Level One

Visit the connections conference page


Hot Asian Meals Available for Families

Hot Asian meals pick up at Asian Media Access' office for Minneapolis families in need. This started in January 2022 and is on-going. Limited to 13 families each time with 3 meal boxes, regardless of family size. Each family is supported for weekly pick-up, for up to 4 weeks.

Eligibility: Must be a Minneapolis resident to qualify

When: Fridays only, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm pick-up for the hot meals 

Where: 2418 Plymouth Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411

Weekly registration for hot meals


Beginning Farmer Farm Business Management Scholarship

The Beginning Farmer Farm Business Management Scholarship program provides scholarships to eligible farmers in Minnesota to learn business management strategies that will lead to profitable and satisfying farming operations.

Visit the Beginning Farmer Farm Business Management Scholarship website.


Local Agriculture Market Program Grants

The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products by developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities. A 25% match is required. Approximately $13.5 million is available to fund FMPP applications. Applicants must submit their applications by 11:59 pm. on May 16, 2022. 

Visit the Agricultural Marketing Service website.


The Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) Grant

The Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) invites individuals and organizations to apply for $1,000 or $5,000 in grant funding. Applicants must submit their applications by 4 pm on May 24, 2022. Applicants should only submit one application and may not apply to both funding opportunities. If you have questions, please email Lily Rogers-Grant at lily.rogers-grant@hennepin.us

Visit the CHIP grant website


The Digital Projects for the Public Program Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is accepting applications for the Digital Projects for the Public program. This program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. Applicants must submit their applications by 11:59 pm. Eastern Time on June 08, 2022.

Visit the Digital Project for the Public document


Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program Education and Workforce Development Program

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Applicants must submit their applications by October 27, 2022.

Visit the AFRI grant page.


Minneapolis Farmers Market

Apply for the Market Manager position


Asian Media Access

Apply for the MultiMedia Internship

View additional information on the Homegrown Minneapolis website.

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