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Farm to School Farms

Farm to School Farms

Minneapolis Public Schools is proud to partner with small to mid-size farms within 250 miles who are committed to using sustainable growing practices. We seek to support begining farms, farms in which families own or control decision making on the farm, and farms owned or operated by women, minority, and/or immigrant farmers. 

Do you want to grow produce for us?

MPS Culinary & Wellness Services is seeking farms for the 2020-2021 school year! Every winter, MPS identifies Farm to School partner farms and produce items through a competitive bidding process. All interested farms, farm cooperatives, food hubs, and aggregators are invited to complete our Farm to School Fresh Produce Request for Proposal (RFP) to share information about their farm(s) and bid on specific produce items. Farm to School partner farms are selected based on price, produce quality, environmental sustainability, supplier diversity, and grower values to provide sustainably-grown produce to our school district.  
Please click the link below to access our 2020-2021 Farm to School Produce Request for Proposal (RFP):

Meet our 2019-2020 Farm to School Partner Farms

For the 2019-2020 school year, MPS is buying 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.