Midwest Food Connection


Since 1996, Midwest Food Connection has brought culinary and gardening adventures about healthful food into school classrooms. This year, MFC marks its 20th anniversary, and we’re celebrating in many ways. Click here for a schedule of special 20th anniversary classes at our supporting co-ops.

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Midwest Food Connection (MFC) sends educators into elementary school classrooms to teach about healthy eating, local foods, as well as sustainable and organic agriculture.

  • We provide children with opportunities to study and taste natural and organic foods.
  • We create an understanding in children of the origins and traditions of regionally produced foods.
  • We teach children about the methods and benefits of organic and sustainable agriculture.
  • We organize and lead field trips to local diversified farms.


Over the years major support from foundations, school PTA’s, and natural food cooperatives have provided a strong funding base. However, we need to grow our individual donor base in order to keep our current level of teaching. Please consider a donation to our work. If you would like to support us via in-kind donations or through volunteer work, please contact us. We welcome your assistance in reaching more children with our natural foods awareness programs.

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Please contact us to find out how Midwest Food Connection can partner with your school to bring our food and gardening curriculum to your classroom. Click the link to learn more about our programs.

Our extensive curriculum covers topics from whole grains to local produce to immigrant cuisines. We have created elementary school lessons specifically for kindergarten, primary, and intermediate grades, and offer a new middle school curriculum as well. Each lesson has been carefully polished through frequent use in a variety of classroom settings.

Midwest Food Connection has partnered with schools in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota area since 1994. During the school year of 2015/6, we taught in 60 schools and taught over 1,000 individual lessons.

Dear Uli, Thank you for bringing all that delicious food and I never knew so much about food. It was so fun. My favorite food was the kale. I didn’t want you to leave. You were one of the best teachers. I learned a lot about three new seeds.

Your friend, Christopher

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