Farm to Cafeteria Workshops
Join us as we work to strengthen Farm to Cafeteria work in your region. Eight regional Farm to Cafeteria workshops will be taking place between Februrary and April, 2013. Download flyer (6,118 MB PDF)
Farm to Cafeteria aims to build strong communities, healthy people, and resilient local farms. These workshops are designed to cultivate strong partnerships between growers and buyers and offer educational opportunities to increase capacity for local food purchases by institutions.
Workshops may include:
- Purchasing local on a budget
- Farmer/ Buyer Relationships: facilitated networking with Renewing the Countryside
- On-farm food safety and marketing local food
- Nutrition education in the classroom and beyond with Extension's Simply Good Eating program
Workshop content will vary on region. Contact your regional lead planner for additional details.
February 4, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
White Earth Tribal and Community College Drum Hall
2250 College Road, Mahnomen, MN 56557
February 12, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Extension Southwest Research & Outreach Center
23669 130th Street, Lamberton, MN 56152
February 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
1669 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
February 28, 2:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
8600 Fremont Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55420
April 3, Time: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Staples Central Lakes College
Staples Campus, 1830 Airport Road, Staples, MN 56479
University of Minnesota Duluth, in conjunction with the Good Food Transforming our Region Summit.
March 5, Time: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
West Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 State Hwy 329, Morris, MN 56267
March 7, Time: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
1517 16th St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Who should attend?
Farmers, growers, school and other institutional food service professionals; Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) coordinators; and community partners interested in Farm to School.
Continuing Education Units will be available for food service professionals.
Cost of the workshop is $20 and includes lunch.
Questions? Contact your regional organizer:
Central: Molly Zins, email@example.com
Metro: Molly Turnquist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast: Jamie Harvie, email@example.com
Northwest: Linda Kingery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast: Jan Joannides, email@example.com
Southwest: Linda Mishke, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Central: David Fluegel, email@example.com
The 2013 Farm to Cafeteria workshops are brought to you by the University of Minnesota Extension, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, The Institute for a Sustainable Future and Renewing the Countryside. Funding provided by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.