The Crow River Food Council
The Crow River Food Council promotes healthy eating that maximizes the use of local, regional, and seasonal food produced with sustainable practices and creates prosperous communities in our region.
We are focusing on strategies that make it easier to purchase fruits and vegetables, support local farms, grow our local food system and address the wide range of challenges and disparities faced when trying to eat a healthy diet.
This effort is part of a growing network of efforts across our region and across the country that aim to improve healthy eating and address issues of food equity while building strong, prosperous communities. See the MN Food Charter to learn more about similar efforts across our state.
The Crow River Food Council is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) Funding and conducted in partnership with LiveWright.
Food Council Working Groups
Program and outreach work is done by our working groups.
Learn more and consider joining one of the Working Groups.
The Crow River Food Council is a fun and active group helping create more opportunities for all residents in Wright County and the greater Crow River area to enjoy healthy, local food.
We are currently accepting new members and would love to hear what you can bring to the Food Council. Find the application here. Once you’ve applied, stay up to date with the council by liking us on Facebook and subscribing to our newsletter.
The Education Working Group has created strong partnerships with the Buffalo Hospital/Allina Healthy System. Together we coordinated a series of cooking classes. We’re also proud to support the Montrose Cooks! classes at Grace Place in Montrose.
Additionally, we received a grant to facilitate connection between institutional buyers and farmers/producers. This included hosting a workshop and hosting subsequent meetings.
Farmers Market Coalition
The Farmers Market Coalition has been working to promote and strengthen the great farmers markets in our area. Our work has included establishing the Power of Produce Club at local markets and hosting meetings for Farmers Market leaders.
Mapping the Crow River food system
We are developing a comprehensive directory of local food producers, retailers, distributors and other facets of our region’s food system.