Cook County Food System Network

The Northwoods Food Project launched the Cook County Food System Network in 2023 to bring together partners from all parts of the local food system with the goal of working towards a sustainable, equitable, local food system through information sharing, opportunity identification, and promoting collaboration.

The Network gathers quarterly to meet and share information around a food system theme. You can read more about the recent meetings by following the links below:

March 2023- Kickoff Meeting Notes

June 2023 Notes, theme: Food Security in our Communities

Who are some of the partners involved in the Network already?

Statewide Health Improvement Program

UMN Extension

Cook County Co-op

Grand Marais Food Shelf

Empty Bowls

Clearview General Store

Crawdaddies (local rusty crayfish harvesters)

Cook County Master Gardener Volunteers

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Chio’s Treats (GF Bakery)

Area schools

Local farmers

Interested residents

….and you! 

Are you interested in participating in these Network gatherings?

To stay in the loop, please register on the sign up form below:

What is a food system you might be wondering? Take a look at the photo below- it shows a diagram of all the different connected parts of a food system. The dots represent where attendees at the June gathering see themselves in our local food system.