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.
The Education Working Group has created strong partnerships with the Buffalo Hospital/Allina Healthy System and the Local Roots Food Co-op. Together we have a coordinated a series of cooking classes. We have lots more ideas and welcome your participation. Click here to learn more.
Farmers Market Working Group
The Farmers Market Working Group has been working to promote and help strengthen the great farmers markets in our area. Recently, we helped create the Power of Produce Kids Club at the Monticello and Delano farmers market. We will continue to support this exciting initiative while we continue to expand our efforts to promote healthy, local food and our area farmers.
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.