Welcome! We're glad you're interested in learning more about
The Northwoods Food Project.
The Northwoods Food Project connects, grows, and supports a sustainable local food system in Cook County, Minnesota from farmer to fork
A sustainable local food system in Cook County where:
Farmers and food producers can access land, knowledge, skills, and support to provide food locally
All families and community members can find, afford, cook, and eat local food
This organization exists to:
support and conduct non-partisan agricultural research, education, and informational activities to increase public awareness of food sustainability and local production within Cook County, MN.
increase food health and safety
increase food self-reliance
increase agricultural economic viability within Cook County
Learn more about the Green Dollar Survey that shine a light on Cook County's local food production.
We do this by:
Co-sponsoring our local farmer's market
Partnering with Cook County, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, and SHIP to provide opportunity for customers to use supplemental nutrition programs (SNAP, WIC, "Together We Grow," and the "Power Of Produce") at the farmer's market
Participating in the area Food Systems Network to increase cross-organization communication and support
Working to develop a county-wide food growing system
Providing educational resources to local food growers
Providing educational links between food growers and county resources via lending library, media, classes, etc.
Helping to develop, support, and maintain community garden sites
Providing refrigeration space for local growers to store the food they produces.
Hosting periodic in-person social/educational gatherings to share food, information, and resources
For more information, feel free to email us at: NWFoodProject@gmail.com
Would you like to support us in our work? We are a 501(c)3, so all donations are tax deductible.