There are numerous opportunities for locally grown foods and food production in and around the City of Maplewood. With a growing number of urban gardens and farms, access to fresh locally grown produce is increasing. Local Harvest, an organization dedicated to connecting the community with local farmers and producers, has an interactive map showing the location of each business. The site has information on restaurants and grocery stores that buy or carry local foods.
The Saint Paul Farmer’s Market (Maplewood location at Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Avenue) is open from May 15 through October 30 between the hours of 8 am to noon every Wednesday.) There are many vendors providing a wide variety of fresh locally grown produce. EBT and SFMNP are accepted at the Farmer’s Market.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Every month, for a small price residents can receive a produce box from a local farm. Visit the Land Stewardship Project’s website to view the 2013 edition of the Twin Cities, Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Region CSA Farm Directory or the Minnesota Grown website to find a CSA farm near you.
The City of Maplewood manages a community garden at Edgerton Park (corner of Roselawn and Edgerton). There are also other privately operated community gardens in the area. For more information or to reserve a plot please visit the Maplewood Community Garden webpage.