The cold, wet spring delayed the growing season, but the Minnesota Grown program says consumers can expect a variety of berries ready to be picked and enjoyed throughout the state this month.
The annual Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The directory is a statewide guide to purchasing directly from local producers. The 2014 edition lists a record 978 farms and includes the most community supported agriculture farms and farmers markets yet. It also offers a growing number of family friendly activities.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is updating its annual Minnesota Grown directory of farms and farmers markets. The 2013 edition listed 970 farmers and farmers markets. Producers who grow or raise products to sell directly to consumers are eligible to be included.
Experts say the strawberry crop in Minnesota this year is about two weeks late, but the berries will be delicious. Normally by the Fourth of July, the season is wrapping up, but not this year.
A pilot project this summer will aim to put more locally-grown fruits and vegetables on the plates of thousands of Minnesotans.
To buy a real or artificial Christmas tree – that is the question asked by many Minnesotans this time of year.
The official Christmas tree was delivered to the Governor’s Mansion on Summit Avenue in St. Paul Monday morning, but the governor isn’t the only one that will have a lush tree this year.
Minnesota students are eating more fresh, locally grown produce in school lunches this year.
The 30th anniversary edition of the Minnesota Grown Directory is now in season.
The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and producers of Minnesota specialty crops and livestock. It was created over 20 years ago by specialty crop growers to differentiate their produce from competitors produce from thousands of miles away.