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 enhances the general welfare and prosperity of individuals and communities in our region.
We focus on strategies and policies 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 endeavor 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.
The Crow River Food Council, a non-profit 501(c)(4), is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Health Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP).
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.
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.