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Check out our latest Homegrown Minneapolis newsletterFebruary 2021

Garden Lease Program Accepts Priority Applications through Feb. 19
Looking for a place to grow food with your community gardening group, or to grow food to sell as a market garden? The City of Minneapolis offers specific vacant City-owned lots to lease for gardens through an annual application process. Priority requests will be gathered through Friday, February 19, 2021 with leases planned to start April 1. (Note that this programs leases lots, not plots.) Learn more and apply for a lot by February 19.

January 2021

City of Minneapolis Seeks CSA farms for Workplace CSA Program  (Deadline January 29, 2021)
The City of Minneapolis Stride Employee Wellness Program is opening a proposal process for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) local farms to partner in our workplace CSA program.  The goal of this program is to promote healthier eating by providing City of Minneapolis employees with access to locally sourced, quality produce at an affordable cost and in turn supporting a local farm enterprise.  

December 2019

2019 Homegrown Highlights

August 2019

Mayor Frey has proclaimed August 4-10, 2019 to be Farmers Market Week in Minneapolis.

Apply for a seat on the 2020-2021 Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council from August 14 - October 18, 2019.

June 2019

Community gardens and urban farms in Minneapolis are invited to complete the Urban Agriculture Survey by July 12. 

Pollinator Week is June 17-23. Learn how to protect the pollinators this week and every week!

May 2019

Minneapolis Food Action Plan meeting discussion about Food Justice and Equity to be held on May 15.

April 2019

Attend the Community Food Forum and help shape planning for the Food Action Plan.

March 2019

Homegrown Minneapolis to host Community Food Forum on April 17, 2019 at MPS Davis Center.

January 2019

December 2018

Minneapolis City Council amends Staple Foods Ordinance to provide store owners with greater flexibility in stocking healthy, culturally-appropriate foods. 

November 2018

In Minneapolis, winter doesn’t mean the end of local foods and farmers markets! Check out the various winter farmers markets open during the colder season.

October 2018

September 2018

Apply for one of four open seats on the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council!

August 2018

August 5-11 is National Farmers Week and Farmers Market Week in Minneapolis!

July 2018

Update to Mobile Food Store Ordinance will increase food access by allowing for mobile food stores to park on public streets in addition to private lots.

June 2018

National Pollinator Week is June 18-24! Support pollinators by picking up free Seedles (wildflower seed balls) at participating farmers markets.

March 2018

December 2017

November 2017

August 2017

June 2017

Minneapolis Celebrates National Pollinator Week June 19-25: Pick Up Free Seedles at Participating Farmers Markets

March 2017

January 2017

2017 Garden Lease Program Open For Application

December 2016

Homegrown Minneapolis hosts Open House and celebrates local food champions and achievements

September 2016

August 2016

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges proclaims August 7-13, 2016 to be Farmers Market Week in the City of Minneapolis.

June 2016

City simplifies farmers market vendor permits

May 2016

SNAP-EBT recipients save at Minneapolis farmers markets with Market Bucks

April 2016

February 2016

January 2016

2016-17 Food Council welcomes new community members

December 2015

Homegrown Minneapolis Celebrates Homegrown Heroes & 2015 Highlights at Annual Open House

November 2015

City approves new community and commercial garden policies

October 2015 

Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) to propose new draft criteria and lease standards for community gardens and draft criteria and lease standards for commercial gardens (market gardens or urban farms) on City-owned vacant land.

Last updated Feb 11, 2021



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