Minneapolis Public Schools Seeking Produce from Farmers

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is seeking bid proposals from farms (and farm groups) to provide sustainably grown produce to the school district’s Farm to School Program for the 2019-20 school year, reports Minnesota Ag Connection. Interested farms, farm cooperatives, food hubs, and aggregators are invited to complete the RFP to share information about their farm(s) and bid on specific produce items. Farm to School partner farms will be selected based on price, produce quality, environmental sustainability, supplier diversity, and grower values. For the current school year, MPS is buying nearly 40 different varieties of vegetables and fruits from 13 farms and farm cooperatives in the area.