Check out our latest Homegrown Minneapolis newsletter!
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.
Community Garden Policy officially adopted by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners, allowing for community gardening in neighborhood parks in Minneapolis.
Submit your comments and/or attend a public hearing on October 29th and November 14th regarding the revised draft of the City of Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Several policy areas involving food systems topics include Policy 63 - Food Access, Policy 64 - Food Business, Policy 65 - Urban Agriculture and Food Production, Policy 67 - Climate Resilient Communities, Policy 73 - Stormwater Management, Policy 75 - Waste Reduction, and Policy 86 - Healthy Food in Institutions.
Apply for one of four open seats on the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council!
August 5-11 is National Farmers Week and Farmers Market Week in Minneapolis!
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.
National Pollinator Week is June 18-24! Support pollinators by picking up free Seedles (wildflower seed balls) at participating farmers markets.
Attend the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Policy Forum on May 23 to discuss strategies for continuing to grow our local food system.
Minneapolis seeks candidates for Sustainability Manager
Minneapolis releases draft comprehensive plan for public comment.
Minneapolis seeks input on Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap. Learn more here and submit comments through Monday, April 30, 2018.
Farmers Markets of MPLS and University of Minnesota seek seasonal team members for Farmers Market Metrics Project
Undergraduate research opportunity with University of Minnesota project at Minneapolis and St. Paul urban farms "Investigating Soil Quality in Urban Agricultural Systems to Improve Environmental and Economic Outcomes"
City approves changes to Homegrown Small Business Fund, reducing match requirement, expanding eligible uses of funds and eligible lending partners, and exploring a pilot grant component in the Promise Zone with a community philanthropic partner. View staff report to City Council here.
Homegrown Minneapolis announces 2017 Homegrown Highlights of food system accomplishments.
City approves 15 community members for appointment to the 2018-19 Food Council. View list of community members here.
Minneapolis to sign Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Learn more about the Pact.
New handout available explaining guidelines for donating prepared food to reduce wasted food and support community food access
The Coordinator's Sustainability Office is hiring a Program Aide to support local food policy and Homegrown Minneapolis efforts
Free compost for community gardens in Minneapolis still available for fall delivery. Requests will be taken on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last.
August 6-12 is Farmers Market Week in Minneapolis. For event updates and details, check out the Homegrown Minneapolis' farmers market page and the Farmers Markets of Minneapolis Facebook page.
Apply for the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council. Applications open through October 20, 2017.
Minneapolis Celebrates National Pollinator Week June 19-25: Pick Up Free Seedles at Participating Farmers Markets
City Adds Lots for Garden Lease Program. Apply Now Through April 14
2017 Community Garden Compost Program accepting applications for low or no-cost compost for Minneapolis community gardens
2017 Garden Lease Program Open For Application
Homegrown Minneapolis hosts Open House and celebrates local food champions and achievements
Minneapolis Farmers Market Collaborative - Request for Qualifications: Strategic Plan
City of Minneapolis declares September 17 to be Community Garden Day in the City of Minneapolis.
The City of Minneapolis seeks community partners to host pollinator patches and pollinator friendly trees
City expands areas for food cart entrepreneurs
City simplifies famers market vendor permits
Minneapolis Health Department offers free HACCP workshops in June on fermenting and canning
City approves zoning code changes to increase food shelf location options
Lots still available in 2016 Garden Lease Program
SNAP-EBT recipients save at Minneapolis farmers markets with Market Bucks
Farmers Markets in Minneapolis open for the season
Homegrown Minneapolis Annual Report Presents to Minneapolis City Council's Health, Environment & Community Engagement (HECE) Committee
Minneapolis Approves Plastic Bag Ordinance
Minneapolis offers trainings on expanded organics recycling program
Minneapolis sells trees at affordable rates to city residents
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture produces Urban Agriculture Report with assistance from Homegrown Minneapolis
City approves changes to MACC Ordinance including a simplified permit process for backyard chickens
2016 Free and Reduced Price Community Garden Compost Program
Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department accepts requests to lease vacant City lots
2016-17 Food Council welcomes new community members
Sign up for City organics recycling going citywide this spring
City approves changes to food truck licensing regulations
Homegrown Minneapolis Celebrates Homegrown Heroes & 2015 Highlights at Annual Open House
City approves new community and commercial garden policies
2015-2016 Winter Farmers Markets locations and dates of operation
Annual Homegrown Minneapolis Open House program announced and registration open
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.
Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) hosting meetings regarding proposed ordinance changes, including for backyard chicken permits
View MACC flyer in Somali Spanish Hmong
Nominate a 2015 Homegrown Hero by November 2nd
Register to host an information table at the Food Council Annual Open House by November 2nd
City declares September 19, 2015 Community Garden Day 2015. Visit Gardening Matters website for details of Community Garden Day activities.
City adopts community indicators to help City measure progress toward goals. View the new set of indicators.
City takes action to protect dwindling local bee population. View the resolution.
Mayor Betsy Hodges proclaims August 2-8, 2015 Farmers Market Week in the City of Minneapolis
Applications will be accepted from August 10-October 2, 2015 for the 2016-17 Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council
City wins wellness and environmental awards from Hennepin County
City sets recycling goals
Hold off pruning ash trees until fall, keep your trees watered
Interactive map makes it easy to find farmers markets in Minneapolis
Restaurant takeout packaging changes in time for Earth Day
Find out when organics recycling is coming to your block
Minneapolis part of ambitious international alliance to reduce greenhouse gas pollution
City of Minneapolis Seeks CSA Farm Interest- Deadline March 20, 2015
Homegrown Minneapolis Policy Updates (3/11/15)
Rain gardens and beyond - $15 workshops
Packaging fair for food businesses March 12
Order a compost bin or rain barrel now, pick it up in the spring
City seeks proposals for One Minneapolis Fund grants
Minneapolis Solid Waste customers will have an organics recycling option starting in 2015-2016
How should the City of Minneapolis gauge its success?
2014 Homegrown Highlights Released
Food Council Honors Six "Homegrown Heroes" at Annual Open House
National Good Food Guide Recognizes Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council
Homegrown Minneapolis reporting out results at open house Dec. 3
First staple foods ordinance in nation now setting stronger example for other cities
Minneapolis recognizes Food Day October 24
New Facebook Page: "Friends of Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council"
Minneapolis residents can bring compostable material to five drop-off sites starting Oct. 14
Tour Minneapolis community gardens Sept. 13
Garden study trying out a better way to grow food
Minneapolis residents can bring compostable material to two drop-off sites
Minneapolis mobile grocery store options expand
Interactive map makes it easy to find farmers markets in Minneapolis
Planning your garden? Plant an extra row to fight hunger