Strawberry-Picking Season Is Nearly Here, And It Could Last Longer Than UsualThe Minnesota strawberry-picking season looks to peak next week, and it could last longer than usual due to recent mild weather.
Find Minnesota Berry FarmsHere's how to find a berry farm near you.
2014 Minnesota Grown Directory Now AvailableThe 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.
Minnesota Grown Directory Update Coming In AprilThe 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.
Better Late Than Never For This Year's Strawberry CropExperts 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.
Minn. Project To Encourage Eating Fresh ProduceA pilot project this summer will aim to put more locally-grown fruits and vegetables on the plates of thousands of Minnesotans.
Heavy Spring Rain Brings Lush Christmas Trees To Minn.To buy a real or artificial Christmas tree – that is the question asked by many Minnesotans this time of year.
Good Year For Christmas Tree CropThe 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.
More Minnesota School Lunches Are Locally GrownMinnesota students are eating more fresh, locally grown produce in school lunches this year.
New Minnesota Grown Directory Is OutThe 30th anniversary edition of the Minnesota Grown Directory is now in season.
WCCO.com Client Case Study - Minnesota GrownThe 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.