Local Food Resources


farmer training opportunities

general educational resources:

SARE Learning Center

SARE Courses and Curriculum

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project - National Networks

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project - Resources

Farmer Training:

Farming Beginnings Program (offered locally by the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association)

Other Farmer Training Courses (offered by the Land Stewardship Project)

UMD Center for Economic Development Trainings

Deep Roots Farmer Development Program

k-12 curriculum:

Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

SARE K-12 Resources

Teacher Education:

Integrating Sustainability Education into the University Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Curriculum through the Use of School Gardens

Food Access

food access networks:

Minnesota Food Charter

Minnesota Grown

Iron Range Grown Facebook Group

Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association

Lake Superior Good Food Network

National Good Food Network

General resources:

Northeast Minnesota Food & Nutrition Resource

Hunger Solutions

Minnesota Department of Human Services - Food and Nutrition Programs

Minnesota Department of Health - Nutrition

Minnesota Department of Health - Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

University of Minnesota Extension - Food, Health, and Nutrition

Food Access Summit 2018

How Can You be Involved with Local and Nutritious Food Access


Local food

iron range farmers markets 2018 schedule:

Virginia Market Square - Thursdays 1-5 PM from June 7th - October 25th, 2018 (City Center Park - 250 N 4th Ave W)

Hibbing Farmers Market - Tuesdays 2-5 PM, Fridays 9 AM-1 PM & Saturdays 9 AM-1 PM from June 19th - late October (1309 E 40th St)

Cook Area Farmers Market - Saturdays 8 AM-1 PM from mid-June-September (Downtown City Park)

Tower Farmers Market - Fridays 4-6 PM from June - mid-October (Train Depot Parking Lot - 400 Pine St)

Babbitt Community Farmers Market  - Thursdays 4-6 PM from July 21st - September 7th (Woodland Presbyterian Church - 20 Acacia Rd)

Ely Farmers Market - Summer: Tuesdays 5 - 7 PM from May 29th - September 25th (Whiteside Park - 721 E Sheridan St)
Winter: every other Tuesday 5 - 7 PM starting in October (Grace Lutheran Church - 301 E Conan St) 

Grand Rapids Farmers Market - Wednesdays 8 AM-1 PM & Saturdays 8 AM-1 PM from mid-May - October (701 NW 4th St)


Local Food as an economic driver: A Study of potential impact of local foods in the Taconite assistance area

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