While the news takes up a lot of our attention these days, it’s great when a positive story appears. KSTP 5 Eyewitness News in the Twin Cities recently featured Minnesota Grown members Graise Farm, based in Faribault. Check out the story about how COVID-19 is changing their marketing plans, and how the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Minnesota Grocers Association to help farmers find new markets who lost sales due to restaurant, school, and other food service closures.
We’re thankful at this time to all of the farmers and consumers who have made Minnesota Grown a vibrant resource to make local food connections over the last 30 years. During these uncertain times, the Minnesota Grown Program remains committed to helping you access local, Minnesota Grown products. The way that you purchase or pick-up local food may be changing, but farms and farmers markets across the state have ample food available for purchase. As always, be sure to contact your farm or market by website, telephone, or email to find out the best way to place your order. Now, more than ever, is a wonderful time to support local businesses!