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Welcome to our page on articles about the Minnesota Farmers' Market Food Hubs Project! For more information on this work, visit the Minnesota Farmers' Market Hubs webpage directly at:

What is a food hub? Great question. Many people haven't heard this term much yet. We are trying to change that. Renewing the Countryside, MFMA, and the MISA are partnering on a project that is utilizing farmers' markets in Minnesota to bring together product from multiple farmers and offer it to larger-scale buyers such as restaurants, schools, grocery stores, etc. This is a food hub! Farmers often don't have enough time or product to reach larger markets on their own. Buyers can't always deal with separate accounts for multiple farmers. A food hub helps both by serving as a central connection. 

Click below for links to stories on our farmers' market hubs:

  • Village Food Hub - High Tunnel! To address this and adapt to the short Minnesota growing season, they have wanted to build a high tunnel for the past five years.
  • Willmar's Becker Market Local foods business owner finds expansion, diversification in joining MN food hub project
  • Farm to School Success: Lake City: Local apples, cucumbers, ground beef, melons, green beans, radishes, and ham have all been on the menu at Lake City schools, thanks to Food Service Director, Jill Duitsman. 
  • Amanda Nigon-Crowly_Planting Equal Roots: This Mayo Clinic blog is a conversation with the E.D. of The Village Agricultural Cooperative in Rochester, and their work in growing food together, including now operating as a food hub.
  • The Great Apple Caper: Three women in Northern Minnesota have collectively sold thousands of apples to schools through the Farmers' Market Hubs Project
  • Hub Spotlight:  Allison Rian and the Aitkin Farmers' Market Food Hub

Markets participating in the Farmes' Market Hubs project includes:

The Farmers' Market Food Hub Project is brought to you by:

MFMA provides services, programs, and leadership that support and promote farmers' markets

across Minnesota and our Tribal Nations.

We envision a community of vibrant, profitable, and professionally managed Minnesota farmers’ markets that:

Cultivates, nourishes, and inspires a vibrant local foods community;

provides accessibility to all to local farm fresh foods;

allows local food producers to thrive and grow.

Engagement & Inclusion Director: Sina War /// /// (612) 695-6587 

Local Foodshed Database Manager: Maeve Mallozzi-Kelly /// /// (574) 310-5553

Executive Director: Kathy Zeman /// /// (507) 664-9446 

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