In addition to sourcing local products for our food shelf and hunger relief partners, The Food Group is excited to offer locally grown and raised products from 13 local growers and producers for purchase through our mobile grocery programs Fare For All and Twin Cities Mobile Market this summer!

Fare For All’s Minnesota Meat Pack, available for $26, features fish, pork, poultry and beef from four local farms and producers

Minnesota Meat Packs & Organic Watermelon

Fare For All is The Food Group’s cooperative purchasing program that offers affordable groceries and packages of produce and meat for up to 40% off retail prices.This August and September, we are excited to offer our FIRST-EVER Minnesota Meat Pack! The pack features Minnesota grown and raised fish, pork, poultry, and beef from four farms – all within a day’s drive from their farm to your table. The Minnesota Meat Pack is available for $26 and can be purchased at any Fare For All location.

Fresh, organic watermelon from Featherstone Farm is also available for purchase at Fare For All sales.

What’s in the Minnesota Meat Pack?

AmeriCorps Member, Meredith, with locally grown watermelon on the Twin Cities Mobile Market bus

Local Produce from Rural and Urban Farms

This summer, Twin Cities Mobile Market will be offering a variety of local produce from farmers at Big River Farms and Appetite for Change. This market on a bus conveniently brings affordable and fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, grains and other high-quality groceries directly into 21 neighborhoods around Saint Paul and Minneapolis. To find out where the bus will be near you, click here.

Where can I shop Fare For All and Twin Cities Mobile Market?

Fare For All and Twin Cities Mobile Market is open to all! Fare For All’s summer schedule is available here. You can find Twin Cities Mobile Market’s schedule here.

Volunteers pack fresh, local produce every Tuesday and Friday

Pack Local Produce for Local Communities

Want to get involved, but don’t want to shop? Every week, we welcome volunteers in our warehouse to pack a variety of local produce into boxes. This produce is rescued, gleaned, and sourced from local farms, orchards, and markets and distributed to our network of food shelf and hunger relief partners. Learn more and sign up here.

Lue and Kia, Early Birds Vegetable Farm

Our network of Local Growers and Producers

You can find products from our partners at grocery stores and farmers markets throughout the Twin Cities. Thank you to our local partners who provide fresh produce and locally raised meat for The Food Group’s mobile grocery programs and in distribution to our food shelf and meal program partners:

Big River Farms

Chong Moua

Dee Thao 

Hoyo Sambusas 

La Perla

Mhonpaj’s Garden

Seeds Farm

The Early Birds Vegetable Farm 

Twin Cities Green Farm

Ferndale Farm

New Geneva Meats

Big Steer Meats

Red Lake Nation Fisheries

Red Lake Nation Foods

Featherstone Farm

St Croix Valley Growers

Dawn 2 Dusk


The Amazing Chickpea

Waxwing Farm

Picha Farms

Comfort Community Farm

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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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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