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Partner Farms

Meet our 2023-2024 Partner Farms

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is proud to partner with more than a dozen 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.
We have 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 farmers, including farmers of color, immigrants, woman-owned farms and beginning farmers. Our partner farms are generally located within 250 miles of Minneapolis.

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 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 2024-2025 school year F2S Request for Proposals will be published in late December of 2023. Watch this site for updates. Please review the background information and links at right to learn more about our process in previous years.