History of Minnesota Food Association
The Minnesota Food Association (MFA) was established in 1983 as a grassroots organization, emerging out of the successful preservation of the St. Paul Farmer’s Market by a group of concerned citizens in 1981. Founder Ken Taylor was a strong activist in the areas of food and farming, and the organization was an early leader in the food advocacy movement in Minnesota. After Taylor’s death in 1995, MFA focused on specific projects to build the local food infrastructure, with the creation of its keystone immigrant farmer training program in 1998.
Over the years he led the Minnesota Food Association, founder Ken Taylor wrote many forward-thinking articles. In 2006, Beth Waterhouse took time to review the archives of his writing and pulled out some of the best. We are making some of those articles available here. Please credit Ken Taylor and Minnesota Food Association if you use any of this information.
A Bit of St. Paul History
Central Asia's Aral Sea
Citizen or Consumer
Eating Is An Agricultural Act
Food as a Measure of Our Values
The Agricultural and Medical Priesthood
We Know What We Are Doing