The chapter includes partners in or near the land that drains to the Upper Minnesota River basin. The region includes several counties in Minnesota including: Ottertail, 遍历, 史蒂文斯, 道格拉斯, 教皇, 大的石头, 齐佩瓦族, Lac Qui Parle, 斯威夫特, Kandiyohi, Renville, and Yellow Medicine. 组织, 农民s and 个人s, physically outside the region, but with food system interest in the Upper MN River Valley are welcome to become partners.
任何生产商, 种植者, 小的处理器, 农民, 农贸市场, 杂货店, 食物鸡笼, 餐厅, 承办酒席的人, 个人, 组织, 机构, 当地政府, 等. with food system interest in the Upper MN River Valley are welcome.
零售商, associations or other entities are encouraged to join the program as sponsors and promote Upper Minnesota River Valley agricultural products through the use of the logo and labels in their communications materials and by buying products form local 种植者s or suppliers.
Complete a brief application form and send the completed form along with any applicable fee to the U of M West Central 合作伙伴hip, 329号州公路46352号, 莫里斯, MN 56267 Application forms are available from the 斯威夫特 County Rural Development Authority by calling 320-842-4769. 或者点击 澳门所有赌城注册 to download an application.
- $10 for food producing 农民s, 食品服务, 零售商, 农民市场, 承办酒席的人s serving local foods, and 个人s or “Vocal Locals.”
- $25 sponsorship representing 组织s including: non-profit 组织, 教堂, 机构, public institutions, chamber of commerce, 和政府.
Local 合作伙伴 submit a program registration fee annually with their application. Local 合作伙伴’ fees are used to help cover the costs of program promotional materials and advertising. Make checks payable to: University of Minnesota
Only Upper Minnesota River Valley BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL Program 合作伙伴 and Sponsors are allowed to use the logo and labels in support of the campaign.
Using the logo shows consumers that the product was locally grown or processed in the Upper Minnesota River Valley, adding a perceived concept of freshness and quality to the product. It affords consumers and other members of the agricultural community the opportunity to support local agriculture.