The Farm Project

Welcome to the Farm!

Located at the Bemidji Community Food Shelf, the Farm Project has three primary goals:

  • To provide high-quality fresh produce for Food Shelf customers and their families
  • To provide opportunities for Food Shelf customers, their families and the community to learn gardening skills
  • To provide community members the chance to contribute their time and talents

The Farm Project was started in 2013 by Food Shelf volunteers and community members and has been expanding steadily both in production and programming ever since.

We are dedicated to sustainable farming practices and employ cover cropping, crop rotation, mulching, and other organic approved crop management techniques. This helps  us to reduce inputs, improve soil health, and grow really good food.

In addition to supplying a wide variety of produce to Food Shelf customers and their families, we have a number of other projects and programs.

The development of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf Farm Project is a 3 phase, multi-year process. To view the original plan and learn about this process, please click on the pdf linked below.

Bemidji Food-Shelf-Garden Plan PDF

It’s time to start marking your calendars and signing up for to volunteer with us here at BCFS! Please contact our Farm Manager at or 218-444-6580.


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