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Farm to School Farms

Farm to School Farms
Did you know that Minneapolis Public Schools sources fresh, local produce from small and mid-sized growers who are committed to sustainable practices to provide a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for our school meals?
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) started our Farm to School program in 2013, and five years later we are partnering with 13 small to medium sized farms and farmer cooperatives to source nearly 40 varieties of produce for our school meals. Our partner farms are located within 250 miles of the Twin Cities and use sustainable or certified organic practices. 

Want to grow produce for MPS for 2019-2020 school year? 

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services is seeking proposals from farms (and farm groups) to provide sustainably-grown produce to our school district for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Please find our 2019-2020 Farm to School Request for Proposal (RFP) online at: Mandatory Intention to Submit Proposal Forms are due at 12:00pm January 28, 2019 and final proposals are due by 4:00pm February 8th, 2019. 

Interested farms, farm cooperatives, food hubs, and aggregators are invited to complete the RFP to share information about their farm(s) and bid on specific produce items. Farm to School partner farms will be selected based on price, produce quality, environmental sustainability, supplier diversity, and grower values.

RFP 19-6 Responses to Written Questions

Meet our 2018-2019 Farm to School Partner Farms

For the 2018-2019 school year, MPS is buying almost 40 different varieties of vegetables and fruits from 13 farms and farm cooperatives in the region. Please see the map below for partner farm details.