A number of local and national resources are available to help you become active in the local foods community.
A statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota producers - this website has one of the premier search engines if you are trying to find one of the "1,000 diverse members that include farmers' markets, CSA farms, garden centers, wineries, fruit & vegetable growers, pick-your-own farms, livestock producers, meat processors, Christmas tree growers, and producers of honey, wild rice, maple syrup, cheese, and other gourmet products".
"Gardening Matters is an organization driven by community gardeners for community gardeners. Tapping into the resources and expertise of the gardening community, we serve as a central clearinghouse for community gardening resources in the Twin Cities."
"We host a comprehensive community garden inventory, hold community gardening events and gardener get-togethers, provide web resources, and serve as liaison between community gardens and the general public, the public sector, and business advocating on behalf of community gardening."
"LocalHarvest is America's #1 organic and local food website. We maintain a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Our search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area. Our online store helps small farms develop markets for some of their products beyond their local area."
Email Mike Bauer or call 763-428-0974.