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Minnesota Thursdays

Minnesota Thursdays
Minnesota Thursdays
Since 2014 we have served an entirely locally-sourced meal on one Thursday every month at all Minneapolis Public Schools!
It's a way to highlight our Farm to School program, support the local food economy and offer students fresh, seasonal options. 

Our next Minnesota Thursdays lunch is May 2, 2019

  • Tikka Masala & Chana Masala – Smart Chicken (Waverly, NE)
  • Basmati Rice – InHarvest (Bemidji, MN)
  • Mixed Greens with Orange Curry Vinaigrette – Revol Greens (Medford, MN) with MPS house-made dressing inspired by Birchwood Café
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie – Junita’s Jar and Great Northern Baking Company (Minneapolis, MN)


Each month, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services prepares new promotional materials, outreach langauge, and lesson plans to help your school celebrate the upcoming MN Thursday! 

Past MN Thursday Menus

Here is what a school year of seasonal eating in Minnesota can look like! 

2017-2018 MN Thursday Menus:
September | Grass Fed Beef Hot Dog with Corn on the Cob and Watermelon
October | BBQ Chicken Drumstick with Potato Salad and Braised Kale
November | Wild Rice & Turkey Meatloaf with Mash Potatoes and Roasted Rutabaga and Carrots 
December | Jr Iron Chef Turkey Chili with Cornbread, Coleslaw, and Sweet Potato Wedges
January | Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Carrots & Parsnips
February | Brasa's Curried Chicken Bowl with Carrots & Potatoes, and Beet Salad 
March | Chef Shack Turkey Nachos and Beauty Heart Radishes
April | Jr Iron Chef BBQ Rubbed Chicken with Dirty Grain Blend and Gingered Radish Salad
May | Jr Iron Chef Turkey Tostada with Farro
Find archived news stories about Minnesota Thursdays here.
Where do the ingredients for the Minnesota Thursday meals come from?