The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and producers of Minnesota agricultural products. Created in the late 1980s by specialty crop growers to differentiate their products, the program has become a trusted resource to connect producers and consumers.

Minnesota Grown creates the online Minnesota Grown Directory, which connects Minnesotans directly to farmers, farmers markets, and other producers. Search through the Directory to find farmers markets, CSA farms, garden centers, wineries, fruit & vegetable growers, pick-your-own farms, livestock producers, meat processors, Christmas tree growers, and producers specialty products like honey, wild rice, and cheese.

The Minnesota Grown Program works hard to provide members with marketing tools and resources. For more information about member-services, visit our Members & Retailers page in the footer below to be directed to more information.

General Questions



Mallory Forseth, Program Manager & Member Services


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Mallory joined Minnesota Grown in November 2021. She has more than a decade of experience in marketing, program management, and food systems, including three years in management of a farmers' market. She was raised in a family of small dairy farmers in Southwest Minnesota and is thrilled at the opportunity to promote and support the incredible farmers, growers, and food producers that make up Minnesota Grown’s membership. Mallory holds an M.A. in International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

At Minnesota Grown: Mallory manages member services including Minnesota Grown logo licensing, online directories, marketing and promotional materials for members, the Cost Share program, the member newsletter, and more. She also manages Minnesota Grown's print materials and presence at events.

Rachel Wandrei, Marketing Manager


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A life-long food lover, Rachel grew up frequenting farmers markets and thinks picking up a weekly CSA share is better than a birthday! She brings over a decade of experience in marketing and communications, working with Park Square Theatre, SteppingStone Theatre for Youth, and Z Puppets, as well as a background in restaurant management. For over 10 years, Rachel and her spouse operated City Food Studio, a shared-use commercial kitchen.

At Minnesota Grown: Rachel manages the website, blog, and social media presence, our Pick of the Month consumer-facing newsletter, statewide advertising of Minnesota Grown products, and press and public relations.

Will Hartnett, Student Worker



Will is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota studying Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems.  He comes with a background in horticulture, agriculture, and conservation with experience ranging from herding goats in the bluffs of Winona County to working as the farm hand for the Hmong American Farmers Association.  Will strives to be a steward for the landscape that supports our local food system and is passionate about creating a sustainable future.

At Minnesota Grown: Will assists the program in editing, promoting, and distributing publications and marketing materials for members. He also coordinates the program’s display at the Minnesota State Fair.