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cukes.jpgTap in to the existing resources in your community, whether you are looking for a kitchen to process food from your garden, seeds and tools to share, or a network of people interested in healthy food access in Saint Paul.

Community Kitchens
Have extra food from your garden you want to preserve for the winter?  Want to make jam?  Check out the Saint Paul community kitchens inventory to find a kitchen near you.  Click here for a PDF version. The inventory is a work in progress--if you know of any kitchens you think should be added to the list, please contact Mark Granlund at .  If you are interested in selling home-processed or home-canned foods, click here to learn about the Pickle Bill.

Gardening Matters
Gardening Matters is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and preserving community gardening across the Twin Cities by connecting gardeners to each other and to the communities in which they reside. They provide training and resources to support community gardeners in achieving community gardens that are successful and sustainable.

Saint Paul-Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission
The Food and Nutrition Commission is a forum for public and private stakeholders to assess how local food systems are operating and suggest policies, share information and plan for increased access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods.  The Commission will create an action plan laying out a comprehensive vision of Ramsey County's future in terms of access to healthier foods and sustainable local food systems for food production, distribution and consumption.  To attend a meeting, contact Julie Sieber at 651-266-2515.

Local Food Resource Hubs Network
Hubs are neighborhood networks of gardeners who come together to support each other in growing, cooking, preserving and composting their own fresh produce. Gardeners pay a small fee to become members of the Hubs Network and receive seeds, seedlings, access to tools, low-cost workshops, and become part of a dedicated and supportive community of people growing their own food.  In 2012 Saint Paul started their first resource hub in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood.  To join a hubs network or to start a new hub in your area, contact Gardening Matters.

Sister's Camelot
Sister's Camelot distributes free, fresh organic produce and whole foods through their Food Share program in the metro area. 

Frogtown Gardens
Frogtown Gardens' mission is to make the Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul healthier and greener.  They recently implemented three new gardens in the neighborhood.

Healthy Eating Minnesota Network
The Healthy Eating Minnesota Network is based on the idea that in-person and online collaboration can catalyze knowledge exchange, networking, and coalition building around healthy eating and healthy food access in Minnesota.  Explore the network, share your ideas, and connect with others across the state who are working to create healthier food systems.

Minnesota Green
The Minnesota State Horticultural Society's Minnesota Green Program began in 1988 and has been serving the greening efforts of thousands of volunteer gardeners throughout the state. Minnesota Green offers free plants for community gardens on public spaces.

University of MN Extension Ramsey County Master Gardeners
Have a question about how to grow broccoli, or how to grow the best tomatoes?  Get your questions answered by a Master Gardener.

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA)
The purpose of MISA is to bring together the diverse interests of the agricultural community with interests from across the University community in a cooperative effort to develop and promote sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond.

Land Stewardship Project
The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.

Urban Roots
Urban Roots is a Saint Paul-based organization whose mission is to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development.

Local Foods Partnership U of M
Learn how communities are partnering with the University of Minnesota to strengthen the local food economy.

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