Each year, thousands of people stop by the Minnesota Grown booth in the agriculture and horticulture building to learn more about local food systems and where to buy local foods. Stop by and talk one-on-one with food producers to learn more about … [Read more...] about Exciting Changes at the State Fair!
At Center Creek Orchard, Gordon and Karen Toupal strive to create the perfect fall experience for customers of all ages. We talked with Gordon to learn how an idea to plant 8 acres of apple trees has blossomed and taken off in a way they never … [Read more...] about Meet a Farmer: Gordon of Center Creek Orchard
Summer brings warm nights, tasty berries, and an abundance of fresh produce. At Hope Organic, Tou Vang and his family strive to raise high quality produce for their customers. We talked with Farmer Tou to learn the ins and outs of making the … [Read more...] about Meet a Farmer: Tou of Hope Organic
Get to Know the Farmers Market Nutrition Program The Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a federal program administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. It seeks to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs to … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Guest Author Rachel Sannerud My farm story began in 2017 when my now husband and I moved onto our farm just outside of Milaca, Minnesota. Aside from the old barn, we started with limited cash and infrastructure. But my knowledge carried me through … [Read more...] about Meet a Farmer: Rachel of Pluck Flower Farm
What you need: Strawberries (as many as you desire) Paring knife Small wooden skewers (forks will work too) A vase Get Carving Stick the top of the strawberry with the green leaves onto a wooden skewer. Your berry should be upside … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Strawberry Bouquet