City of Minneapolis

The Minneapolis City Council Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee Agenda for December 1, 2015, has been published.

You can find it on the City’s website at:

Next Thursday, Dec. 3– Homegrown Minneapolis Open House

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Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative 

expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, 

distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, 

locally grown foods.

November 25th, 2015

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Happy Thanksgiving from Homegrown Minneapolis!
Join us for our annual celebration next Thursday, December 3rd at the Homegrown Minneapolis Open House.

Growing with the Next Generation: 2015 Homegrown Minneapolis Open House
Thursday, December 3 | 6:30-8:00pm; registration open at 6:00pm
Minneapolis Public Schools- Davis Center
1250 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

REGISTER ONLINE (RSVP encouraged, but not required.)

The Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council invites you to attend our Open House next week. Please join the Food Council in celebrating another year of growing, processing, distributing, eating and composting healthy, sustainable and locally grown food. Our event will include an exciting program and delicious refreshments. More than 30 local organizations will provide local food information and resources. We will also provide information on the City’s garden lease program and invite you to share your food system priorities for 2016!

Our can’t-miss event will feature:

  • Welcome remarks from Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang
  • Remarks about local food efforts from Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson
  • Introduction of the 2016-17 Food Council and recognition of outgoing members
  • Presentation from Bertrand Weber and Andrea Northup and taste tests from MPS students, demonstrating how MPS is sourcing local food from small, sustainable farmers in the region for 24,000 school lunches each day and engaging students in the process
  • Highlights from the past year of local food system progress and presentation of 2015 “Homegrown Heroes” Awards
  • Informational tables for a range of interests with gardening and healthy eating resources, beekeeping, small business loans and technical assistance geared toward food businesses, community food system priorities activity and more
  • Delicious light refreshments incorporating local food and inspired by the Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Nutrition team and True Food Chef Council. Many thanks to Minneapolis Public Schools and their Culinary & Nutrition Services and Farm to Schoolteam for hosting our collaborative community event.

REGISTER ONLINE (RSVP encouraged, but not required.)

We hope to see you next week! Have a good holiday weekend.

View additional information on the Homegrown Minneapolis website.

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Homegrown Minneapolis brings together key partners from local government, area businesses, community organizations,

non-profits, and residents to build a healthy, local food system.

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