Growers, eaters, creatives, and economic developers together established Sprout in 2012. With a mission to connect and strengthen the local food system as a regional asset, this community continues to grow and contribute to our collective story of a vibrant and resilient Central Minnesota.
We believe that food, art, and culture are core and integrated in the promotion of health, sustainability, and vitality. Sprout works to connect these elements in ways that increase healthy food access, encourage entrepreneurship, and cultivate creativity.
Sprout is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization.
Our stories, your words. Community submitted blog posts and video interviews.
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Join us creating a destination where artisans, performers, chefs, and growers connect. Explore the natural bridges between agriculture, art, and culture through community projects, commissioned art, and special events.
Widseth Smith Nolting
Todd County Public Health
Lakewood Hospital System
Brainerd Small Business Development Center
Central Lakes College
Renewing the Countryside
University of Minnesota Extension: Nutrition and Economic Impact educators
Sustainable Farming Association
University of Minnesota centers
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) educators
National Joint Powers Alliance
USDA Rural Development
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
University of Minnesota Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
St. Gabriel’s Hospital
Happy Dancing Turtle
Region Five Development Commission
North Central Economic Development Association
Community Development of Morrison County
Small Business Development Center
Morrison County SHIP