The Minnesota Grown Program and Minnesota Grocers Association sponsor a statewide contest to celebrate retail grocers who are promoting locally grown foods, beers, wines, and spirits.
Retailer of the Year Award & People’s Choice Award
The contest period runs through 08/01/2019 – 10/31/2019. One first place winner will be selected in each of six regions (see below). Winners will receive exclusive rights to use a custom “Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year” logo, recognition, and a commemorative plaque.
One photo from each entering store will automatically be entered into the social media-based People’s Choice Contest (See description within Retailer of the Year Contest details). One winner is chosen statewide.
Retailer of the Year – Beer, Wine, and Spirits
The contest period runs through 08/01/2019 – 10/31/2019. This award is for best display of Minnesota Grown beers, wines, and/or spirits. It is awarded to one individual store located within Minnesota. Winners will receive exclusive rights to use a custom “Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year – Beer, Wine, and Spirits” logo.
Resources for a Successful Entry:
(Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Trail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena, Wilkin)
(Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, St. Louis)
Twin Cities Region
(Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright)
(Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Winona)
(Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Watonwan, Yellow Medicine)
West Central Region
(Benton, Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse)