Local Food Study
Mission: The Northland Food Network supports regional food production, access, and education to improve the health and resiliency of the Northland’s people, economy, and environment.
GOAL: Produce and consume 25% local food by 2025
Improve Access to Capital
Create a regional Vision
Encourage More producers
Join us! Connect with others in the region who are working to increase local food production and consumption.
Together, let’s create the networks of support that ensure long-term sustainable food access in Northeast Minnesota.
Click the logo above to go to the Grown on the Range Blog. This blog tells the stories of area farmers and growers. The articles first appear in the Hometown Focus newspaper and then they are archived here. Enjoy!!!
LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES
farmer training opportunities
general educational resources:
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project - National Networks
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project - Resources
Farming Beginnings Program (offered locally by the Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Association)
Other Farmer Training Courses (offered by the Land Stewardship Project)
food access networks:
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
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)
Good and Cheap (Ear Well on $4/Day) by Leanne Brown
Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook by Tricia Cornell