Survey Finds Significant 'Grocery Gap' In MinnesotaFor many people, attempts to eat healthy are often thwarted by our cravings for junk food. A new survey shows there's also another obstacle: not enough grocery stores sell healthy food.
Bite Of Minnesota: Spring Market FindsAs soon as we start to have warm weather and sunshine, the talk turns to farmers markets and we start to get antsy about cooking fresh and local again. Typically at this time, the abundance of produce hasn't quite hit us yet - it is Minnesota after all! However, thanks to an early spring the first markets will likely offer more than in years prior.
Minneapolis' Mill City Farmers Market Turns 10It's a sign that summer is coming! Saturday is opening day for the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis, and it's also their 10th anniversary. You can find farm-fresh foods, local fine arts and crafts or grab some spring flowers for Mother's Day.
Move Over Honeycrisp -- There's A New Apple In TownMost of us don't think of winter as a time to get fresh, locally grown apples, but one company is hoping to change that Honeybear, a company that markets fruit grown in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is debuting its newest apple called Pazazz.
Minneapolis Farmers Market Opens For BusinessThe Minneapolis Farmers Market opened up shop Saturday. It was a chilly start, but hundreds still came out to enjoy the fresh foods. About 30 local and global vendors set up today. At its peak, the Minneapolis farmers market will hold about 170 vendors.
Taste Testing Now An Option At Farmers MarketsA sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you'll be able to do something new -- taste test the merchandise.
Aquaponics At Hamm's Brewery Yielding Fresh Local ProduceSome are calling it the future of farming -- a technique that will provide local fresh produce year-round in the Twin Cities. Right now lettuce, kale, and herbs are ready for harvest in St. Paul.
Organic Farmers' Income Doubled In 1 YearFour times each week, Phua and Blia Thao head to the Minneapolis farmer's market with crates of fresh produce. Their displays of chemical-free vegetables are rich in both color and nutrition. Blia said that a health-conscious consumer is driving an increase in his business.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Farmers Market: St. PaulWCCO viewers picked their favorite farmers market in the state and the winner just happened to be the location that Zagat named as one of the eight must-visit farmers markets in the county. It's the St. Paul Farmers Market, a market celebrating 160 years in the making. This is what sets St. Paul apart is the freshness of its products.
Heavy Rains In South Expected To Affect MN Produce PricesGet ready for another shot to the pocket book. Fruit and veggie prices are ready to go up. According to CBS News contributor and physicist Michio Kaku, there's been 34 percent more rain in Georgia, 25 percent higher rainfall in North and South Carolina and a 22 percent rise in rainfall in Alabama.
FruitShare Club Growing In PopularityYou've likely heard of book clubs and wine clubs. Now there's a new kind of club growing in popularity. In the quest to keep ourselves and children healthy, families are finding alternative ways to get good food, like Fruit Share.
Produce-Free Farmer's Market Opens In St. Paul After a week delay, the St. Paul Farmer's market is up and running for the spring and summer months.