The Healing Garden

Manela Lee


Farmer Manela Lee believes in the healing power of food to nourish the mind, body, and soul. Her farm, The Healing Garden, provides the freshest and most nutritious organic produce using sustainable agriculture techniques that reflect her deep care for the land and the plants she cultivates.

Manela blends her passion for organic farming with a love of art and community service. She transforms organic vegetables and fruits into exquisite carvings for events such as baby showers, life celebrations, weddings, and graduations. Her artistic carvings are part of the Carving Delights portfolio.

Where We Sell

We Value Nutritious Food
Working with our community partners, The Food Group buys, gleans, grows, and processes fresh produce.

Food Bank
or Food Shelf?
The Food Group is a food bank that supplies other hunger relief agencies with fresh produce, frozen meat, grocery staples, and other household necessities. Food shelves distribute free food to individuals and families in their local communities.

The Food Group believes in food equity. They believe in culturally specific foods. They believe in meeting people where they are at. And most of all, they believe in dignity.

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Did You Know?
Over 20% of Black households and 19% of Latinx households report food insecurity, compared to 10% of white households.

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The Food Group

We’re a nonprofit working at the intersection of equity and access to fresh, sustainable foods. From farming to distribution, we provide fresh food across MN and WI.

The Food Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. EIN 41-1246504 Contributions are tax-deductible to the full amount provided by the law.

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