Minnesota Farm Bureau Grows Minnesota Crops at the State Fair

Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is growing Minnesota crops in their Pico de Gallo garden on the state fairgrounds. Stop by and see all the plants needed to create a delicious homegrown snack for your family and grab a free recipe card during the Minnesota State Fair, August 27-September 7.

“The Pico de Gallo garden presents an opportunity to share our story with fairgoers,” said Nicole Krumrie, MFBF public relations intern. “We are able to provide an up close view of some vegetables that are grown throughout Minnesota as well as being able to start a conversation about where our food comes from.”

Fairgoers also have the opportunity to talk with a Minnesota farmer and ask questions about farming today. There will be daily drawings for one of three different children’s books about agriculture. MFBF will also be giving away thermal lunch bags or ice cream scoops to those who take a few minutes to learn how their food is grown. Many photos of farms and farmers from all areas of Minnesota adorn the building.

The MFBF state fair building is located at 1305 Underwood Street, directly across from the Food Building and behind the giant slide.

Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.