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Applications Due April 19, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for 2018 Good Food Access Program (GFAP) Equipment and Physical Improvement Grants. A total of $135,000 is available to assist grocery stores and small food retailers purchase equipment or make physical improvements that will increase availability of and access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods. Projects must be located in or serve food deserts and populations such as the elderly or people with disabilities in low- and moderate-income areas.


May 5, 2018

Join a CSA Program for Fresh, Local Produce Delivered Weekly

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown Program encourages consumers interested in Community Support Agriculture (CSA) shares to sign-up for memberships now. CSA memberships offer many benefits, including subscriptions to healthy foods, the ability to connect with a local farmer, and the opportunity to directly support an agricultural business.

CSA farms sell subscriptions or memberships, and members receive a share of locally grown produce throughout the season, which generally lasts from 14-20…

May 5, 2018

Funds Available for Youth Education or Community Development

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces $250,000 in grant funding for urban youth agricultural education or urban agriculture community development. The AGRI Urban Agriculture grant program is available to for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, Native American tribal communities, and local government entities.

“The AGRI Urban Agriculture grants offer an exciting opportunity to introduce kids and youth to agriculture before they leave the K-12 school system,” said grant…

May 5, 2018

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