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Mantyla Well Drilling Inc. provides pump repairs, well inspections, water testing, directional well services, and well sterilization to the Lakeland, MN area. Services: Pump Repairs, Pressure Tank Installations, Well Inspections, Water Testing, Well Drilling, Well Sealing, Directional Drilling,

www.mantylawelldrillinginc.com

MOSES provides training, resources, and practical advice to help farmers grow organically. The annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the country’s premier organic forum. Free resources include the Organic Broadcaster newspaper, Guidebook for Organic Certification, and Midwest Organic Resource Directory. For farming advice: the Organic Answer Line (888-90-MOSES or mosesorganic.org/ask).

mosesorganic.org
Contact: 1-888-90-MOSES or mosesorganic.org/ask

Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing a wide assortment of fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful space. The year-round Saturday Market runs outdoors May through October from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (9 – 1 in October). MCFM has its Indoor Winter Markets inside the historic Mill City Museum (no admission required) on select Saturdays November through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MCFM is also a non-profit organization that was founded in June of 2006 by farm-to-table chef and restaurateur Brenda Langton, in collaboration with the Mill City Museum. With over 100 local farmers, food makers and artists, MCFM strives to build a local, sustainable and organic food economy in a vibrant, educational marketplace. MCFM offers grants for eligible farmers, learn more at millcityfarmersmarket.org/grants

Get resources for the Next Stage Grant Program in English, Hmong, Spanish, Somali

millcityfarmersmarket.org
Contact: Martha Archer,  612.382.4647

MCIA provides organic certification services to growers and handlers in the Upper Midwest.

 

612-625-7766
www.mncia.org

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to enhance Minnesotans’ quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
http://www.mda.state.mn.us

The Produce Safety Program provides Minnesota produce growers with outreach, education, and technical assistance on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. We aim to provide culturally aware and respectful partnerships that reflect the diversity of Minnesota’s farming community. Contact us to learn about what produce safety requirements may apply to your farm, and with your questions about produce safety.
www.mda.state.mn.us/producesafety
651-539-3648 or [email protected]

We are a Saint Paul-based community-owned natural foods grocery store with three stores locations. We carry fresh, organic, and local produce, sustainable meats and seafood, and made-from-scratch deli and bakery items. On average, we source 70% of our produce locally and continually look for ways to support local farmers. Farmers interested in selling their produce at Mississippi Market should contact [email protected]

msmarket.coop

The Minnesota Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers, ranchers and rural residents.

 

www.mfu.org

Mother Earth Gardens specializes in organic gardening, sustainably grown plants, and eco-friendly products. Open year round, we have different specialties for each season. Throughout the spring and summer, we sell organic seeds, vegetables, and herbs as well as sustainably grown annuals and perennials. We feature the largest selection of native plants of any retail garden center in the Twin Cities.

www.motherearthgarden.com

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are only a few examples. NASS is committed to providing timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

www.nass.usda.gov

As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to farmers to help farmers with practices that conserve energy, water and soil, or benefit animals, plants and air quality. Through opportunities like the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the NRCS pays farmers for using conservation practices. The CSP will help farmers with projects including rotational grazing, pollinator habitat improvement, fencing and water infrastructure. Farmers can apply for funding through EQIP for projects like constructing a high tunnel to extend the growing season, enhancing crop rotation and creating buffer zones. The Conservation Technical Assistance Program is also open to any farmer looking for support in resource assessment, farm design or resource monitoring. Any farmer can contact their local NRCS office for hands-on technical support at any time. The NRCS works with individual farmers and ranchers, landowners, local conservation districts, government agencies, Tribes and volunteers.

 

Website: www.nrcs.usda.gov

North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. NCR-SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.

 

northcentral.sare.org
Contacts:
Kate Seager, [email protected]
Wayne Martin, [email protected]

Renewing the Countryside strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists, and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.

We do this by sharing stories of rural renewal, building awareness and support for sustainable endeavors, connecting people interested in sustainable rural development to each other, providing practical assistance and networking opportunities for those working to improve rural America, and fostering connections between urban and rural people.

www.renewingthecountryside.org

River Market Community Co-op is a cooperative grocery store in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota owned by over 5,341 residents of the St. Croix Valley. Since 1978 we have been committed to supporting local farmers and producers, sourcing whenever possible directly from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Our store is located right along the St. Croix River and has a deli with made to order as well as grab and go options; a large selection of local and Organic produce; a curated bulk department featuring many unique products; a refrigerated dairy section with many local selections and a full grocery and wellness department.

www.rivermarket.coop
Contact: [email protected]

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donor-supported foundation, invests for economic growth in the 20 counties of south central and southeastern Minnesota. SMIF’s key interests include economic and early childhood development and community vitality. The SMIF Prosperity Initiative promotes inclusive entrepreneurship and minority-owned business growth in southern Minnesota. The program provides regular education, coaching, and business resources to minority and new immigrant business owners in SMIF’s region.

Contact: Pam Bishop, 507-214-7013, [email protected]
smifoundation.org

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota (SFA) believes that agriculture, done well heals. SFA is dedicated to the three principles of sustainable agriuclture – environmental stewardship, economic resilience and strong, diverse communities. We do this through outreach, farmer networking, education and organizing.

www.sfa-mn.org
Contact: Theresa Keaveny, [email protected]

The Good Acre takes the role of a food hub and adds the spokes, the wheels, and the help to keep them turning. We explore and develop cutting-edge programs and productive partnerships, each helping us more effectively support and drive positive change in the Twin Cities food system.

With vocational culinary training, grower support services, events, a farm share program, state-of-the-art facilities, commercial kitchen rental, warehousing, and the operation of a robust wholesale program, The Good Acre brings a world of services, support, and skills to farmers, food-makers, and eaters alike.

thegoodacre.org

The University of Minnesota Extension assists citizens and organizations with their agricultural and natural resources projects and initiatives with emphasis on emerging farmers, agroecology and ecological restoration.

 

extension.umn.edu
Contact: [email protected]

Wisconsin Farmers Union is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors and civic engagement. Since 1930, WFU has championed cooperatives, conservation, local food, beginning farmers, renewable energy and other initiatives that strengthen rural America. Farmers Union summer camps at WFU Kamp Kenwood on Lake Wissota teach cooperative philosophy, leadership and social justice to youth while building awareness of the value of family farms and strong communities.

 

www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com
Contact: 715-723-5561, [email protected]

   

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