About Minnesota Foodshed
Minnesota Foodshed is a service provided to MFU members aimed at helping farmers and wholesale buyers connect easily, learn how to work with one another successfully, and buy and sell more local food in Minnesota.
Developing relationships and selling or sourcing local products takes time and effort. Minnesota Foodshed streamlines the process, providing members with opportunities to connect with their counterparts through member profiles and move local goods more efficiently on The Exchange, a hub for posting or seeking local products available in real time.
Powered by Minnesota Cooks, the local foods program of Minnesota Farmers Union, we believe in an economy that works just as well for Main Street as it does for Wall Street. When independent local business owners work together, everyone wins.
About Minnesota Farmers Union
After nearly twenty years showcasing the value of local foods partnerships through the Minnesota Cooks program, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) launched Minnesota Foodshed to make it easier for farmers to connect with restaurateurs, chefs, distillers, brewers and other stakeholders in Minnesota’s local food system so they can buy and sell more local food together.
MFU is a grassroots membership organization working on behalf of farmers, striving to both protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers, rural residents and rural communities.
If you ate today, you have farmers to thank, which means you have a stake in a strong, resilient food system. Your membership with MFU and Minnesota Foodshed – whether or not you are a farmer – helps us grow a strong, collective voice for agriculture in Minnesota and advocate for policy that supports rural communities and local food.
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The Exchange is your real-time hub for selling or seeking local products available now. Farmers, post your bounty and move it faster. Buyers, browse the listings and post your requests. Let’s work together to move more local food.Browse