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Minneapolis Farmers Market Opens For Business

The 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.

04/26/2014

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Taste Testing Now An Option At Farmers Markets

A 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.

04/23/2014

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Aquaponics At Hamm’s Brewery Yielding Fresh Local Produce

Some 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.

03/31/2014

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Organic Farmers’ Income Doubled In 1 Year

Four 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.

09/04/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market: St. Paul

WCCO 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.

08/15/2013

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Heavy Rains In South Expected To Affect MN Produce Prices

Get 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.

08/01/2013

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FruitShare Club Growing In Popularity

You’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.

06/12/2013

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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.

05/04/2013

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Minnesota Organic Conference To Open In St. Cloud

The 12th annual Minnesota Organic Conference is expected to draw more than 500 people to St. Cloud. The farmer-focused conference runs Friday and Saturday at the River’s Edge Convention Center.

01/11/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Farmers Market

Earlier this week, Gov. Mark Dayton declared it Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. That’s a big deal, since there are more than 150 farmers markets statewide.

08/11/2012

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Best Vendors At Maple Grove Farmers Market

It’s that time of year for fresh goodies from our neighborhood farmers to start popping up in farmers markets around the state. Here are some local Maple Grove Farmer’s Market vendors that are considered the “cream of the crop.”

06/27/2012

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Beef Industry Profits From Fast-Growing Exports

Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year.

04/26/2012

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Wisconsin Dairy Industry Has Record-Setting Year

Wisconsin’s dairy cows have had a record-setting year.

03/06/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Early Spring Produce

Have we turned the corner into spring yet? Even if the weather has a little catching up to do, my calendar is ready for spring.

04/29/2011

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Finding Minnesota: The Valley Of The Jolly Green Giant

There are certain commercial jingles that just stick with you. That’s why so many people around the world know about the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant.

02/27/2011

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