Farm to School Partners
We work with numerous partners throughout Minnesota to provide nutritious food in our cafeterias.
The Good Acre: The Good Acre is a food hub in St. Paul, MN that connects local, small-scale farmers to wholesale markets. We purchase a variety of fruits and vegetables from them each month to serve to students in the cafeterias. Click here to learn more about The Good Acre.
Gale Woods Farm: Gale Woods Farm, part of the Three Rivers Park District, is an educational working farm. Farm educators teach nutrition and food education in classrooms throughout our district, help maintain our school gardens, and provide us with farm-fresh produce. Click here to learn more about Gale Woods Farm.
Pine Tree Apple Orchard: Pine Tree is located in White Bear Lake, MN and supplies us with fresh apples from September-January. Click here to learn more about Pine Tree Apple Orchard.
Ferndale Market: Ferndale Market raises free-range turkeys in Cannon Falls, MN and supplies our kitchens with farm fresh turkey for our turkey burgers. Click here to learn more about Ferndale Market. (Link to Ferndale: https://ferndalemarketonline.com/home/)
Hastings Co-op Creamery: All of the milk served in our cafeterias comes from the Hastings Co-op Creamery, a 100-year old farmer-owned milk bottling facility in Hastings, MN. Click here to learn more about the Hastings Co-op Creamery. (link to HCC: https://www.hastingscreamery.com/)
Bix Produce Co.: Bix Produce Co. is a wholesale produce distributor in St. Paul, MN that partners with over 30 local food producers. We purchase a variety of fruits, vegetables and specialty items from them. Click here to learn more about Bix Produce Co. (Link to Bix: https://www.bixproduce.com/)