Community Partners

Here are some partner organizations & farms that teach kids about growing & eating healthy food!

Organizations

  • We work with the Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services by connecting our lessons to what’s cooking in the cafeteria and helping to host True Food Taste Tests. Check out their great menus and local food sources!
  • The MN Schoolyard Garden Coalition works to “provide education, share resources, build capacity, and advance policies for schoolyard gardens throughout Minnesota.” We’ve been to some great conferences hosted by this coalition.
  • The Metro Food Access Network connects those who are working on food access in their communities. They put on the Food Access Summit to bring together individuals and organizations “dedicated to increasing healthy and equitable food access across Minnesota.”
  • The Birchwood Cafe is a wonderful restaurant which sources their food from organic farms in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. They are committed to supporting the good work in their community, such as partnering with us as a Birchwood BOOST recipient!
  • Minneapolis Community Education engages youth and adults in “community-driven learning and enrichment opportunities.” We thank them for supporting our teaching.

Farms

  • My MN Farmer hosts Midwest Food Connection farm trips to teach school children about rural farming, animal husbandry, and growing organically. They also supply produce for the Minneapolis Public Schools!
  • Garden Farme has hosted many MFC farm trips over the years. It continues to be a fun place for kids to explore and for young people to learn the ins and outs of farming.
  • Growing Lots provides our students with the opportunity to see urban farming up close! This farm, which was built on top of an abandoned parking lot, hosts MFC kids for farm visits in the fall.
  • Sometimes our students head over to Wisconsin to visit Common Harvest, a CSA farm that’s been operating since 1989.
  • MN Food Association is a non-profit and educational farm which provides resources for beginning farmers. We love taking our students to their farms, Big River Farms, to learn from the many farmers who grow food on that land.

Many of the photos on our website were taken by local photographers Chris Bohnhoff and Kari Goodnough.

Students from Bright Water Montessori learn how to harvest lettuce from a farmer at Garden Farme.

 

 

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