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MINNESOTA FARMERS' MARKET HUBS

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: https://www.farmersmarkethub.org/

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:


  • 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:


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Economic Opportunities VISTA: Maeve Mallozzi-Kelly /// maeve@mfma.org /// (574) 310-5553

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