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.  

Minnesota Food Association works to build a more sustainable food system by operating an educational farm and the Big River Farms food hub to support beginning farmers from diverse backgrounds in starting organic farm businesses. In addition, the farm serves as an educational resource offering Youth and Family Programming, continuing education through a farm conference designed to be accessible for all farmers, and on-farm events.

After many years of partnering, we are proud to announce Minnesota Food Association is now a program of The Food Group. Click here to learn more about The Food Group. 

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.