Food networks are community based, cross-sector groups of individuals and organizations working to solve complex challenges of the food system. As a lead partner for the Minnesota Food Charter Network, Extension works to support, connect, and build the capacity of food networks to contribute to the implementation of Minnesota Food Charter strategies.
Search for a food network near you using our map and directory.
Learn about the "unconference" that brought together over 80 current and emerging food network leaders from across Minnesota.
Learn more about these regional events and how you can get involved.
Find out what Health and Nutrition educators have learned as a result of participating in and evaluating the work of food networks both in Minnesota and around the nation.
Root Cellaring 101 (video, 1:13:13) — Watch the recording of this May 1 webinar featuring Ryan Pesch, Extension educator and Owner of Lida Farm; Jason Bergstrand, manager at PartnerSHIP 4 Health and Owner of Melonhead Farm; and Jan Joannides, executive director of Renewing the Countryside. Slide decks available for download:
Minnesota Food Charter Network: Engagement — This network supports and fosters shared action towards healthy food access for all, and a core function is engaging Minnesota food networks to build connections and strengthen capacity.
Request for Support — The Minnesota Food Charter Network is dedicated to supporting the needs of food networks across the state. Indicate your needs through this online form. You may also download a preview of the form: Request for Support Preview (PDF)
Our Extension Educators — From needs assessment to engaging stakeholders to creating system change, our Extension educators work across the state to support for your food access projects.