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Partner Farms

Meet our 2022-2023 Partner Farms

MPS is proud to partner with 19 farms, cooperatives and food hubs in the region to source fresh, sustainably grown vegetables and fruits for our school meals. Please see the map below for partner farm details.

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has been purchasing local, sustainably grown produce from small and mid-sized farms in our region since 2013. MPS is proud to partner with a diverse group of small and mid-size farmers in our region - including farmers of color, immigrants, woman-owned farms and beginning farmers. Our partner farms are typically located within 100 miles of Minneapolis and are committed to using sustainable growing practices.

Grow Food for MPS!

Each winter, MPS releases a Farm to School Request for Proposal (RFP) to identify partner farms for the next school year through a competitive bidding process. All interested farms, farm cooperatives, food hubs, and aggregators are invited to complete the RFP to share information about their farm(s) and bid for the opportunity to grow specific crops for MPS. Farm to School partner farms and items are selected based on product quality, environmental sustainability, price, customer service, supplier diversity, and how grower values align with MPS nutrition goals. 

The 2023 Farm to School RFP was issued on January 19. The deadline for farmers to register their intent to bid has now passed. Please review the background information at right to learn more about selling locally grown produce and other products of your farm to MPS in future years.