Our Mission

The mission of Minnesota Food Association (MFA) is to build a sustainable food system based on social, economic, and environmental justice through education, training and partnerships.  

Our mission is to build a more sustainable food system. We seek to impact local food production, grow more sustainable food producers, and enhance their connections to markets and resources. We do our work in the St. Croix River Valley and the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota.

In December of 2014, we completed a new strategic plan which clarifies our mission, values, and vision, and will also serve as a guide as we conduct our work over the next three years, with specific areas of focus and measurable goals. We invite you to click here to view the completed plan.

Focus of Programs
Providing education, training and technical assistance in sustainable farming, marketing, business planning, identification and use of resources.

Building partnerships, with funding sources, government and university agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals to increase public awareness through communication, public events and farm visits.

Marketing directly with consumers through operating a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and retail and wholesale accounts and connecting farmer trainees with their own markets.