Who are we?
SPROUT MN, LLC is a Central Minnesota-based food hub located in Brainerd, Minnesota. A regional food hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand. SPROUT MN also works directly with local producers and buyers by providing technical assistance on Good Agricultural Practices, food safety, licensing, and post-harvest handling.
What do we do?
Building on 9 years of work on viable community based food systems, SPROUT MN coordinates Farm to School for six Central MN districts and provides premiere and resort restaurants with quality local foods from over 40 local producers.
SPROUT MN will be the backbone of a regional sustainable food system by expanding market opportunities for producers in Central Minnesota; and helping the community live happier and healthier lives through providing wholesale buyers and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) customers with the freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious local products. What is a CSA? Click here!
Our mission is to…
promote the health, economy, and self-reliance of Central Minnesota by facilitating the availability of fresh, locally produced food in the region.
How can YOU get involved?
Purchaser? If you are a chef, food service director (schools, hospitals, and other institutions), grocery retailer or simply a local food lover interested in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share, we can provide you with the finest local products in our region.
Grower? If you are a producer looking to diversify and expand your market opportunities we can help connect you to buyers in search of fresh, locally produced fare.