Minnesota State Fair – Food, Felfies & Farming

The Minnesota State Fair is approaching quickly! It starts August 21st!

For anyone that knows me, I have not missed a Minnesota State Fair in my 24 years of life. I love going! I love seeing all the new attractions, people watching, visiting with my former co-workers and of course all of the food! I always stop for garlic fries from Ballpark Cafe and Hawaiian Shaved Ice! You can’t leave without some Sweet Martha’s Cookie’s either. There truly is something for everyone.

What better way to get your questions about food and farms answered while slurping a shaved ice or munching on a foot long hotdog? You can do just that while visiting the Minnesota Farm Bureau booth at the state fair! The booth is located at 1305 Underwood Street, directly across from the Food Building and behind the Giant Slide. You can’t miss the red barn looking building.

Garlic Fries and Hawaiian Shaved Ice are 2 musts on the food list if you haven't  had them yet!

Garlic Fries and Hawaiian Shaved Ice are 2 musts on the food list if you haven’t had them yet!

Farmers will be available to answer your questions about farming and food. I received a lot of questions about our family farm last year, and how we are ensuring it passes down to the next generation. Folks want to make sure our family farms can continue to operate and feel very strongly about it. I do to. I want to make sure our future children can farm if they would like to as well. It was nice to hear how passionate some of the fair attendees were about this.

You can also register to win one of three $50 grocery gift cards! You take a “felfie” (farmer selfie) with one of the farmers in the booth, and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MFBFfelfie for a chance to win! There will also be drawings for children’s books and a rain barrel! And just for visiting the booth and learning some facts about agriculture, Minnesota Farm Bureau sets you up with a free insulated lunch bag! These are super handy for car trips! We use ours when traveling to pack snacks in! You will also have a chance to receive the a recipe for a Minnesota favorite hotdish! What is more Minnesotan than a hotdish? They sure aren’t casseroles in this state!

Don’t forget to take a ride in the AgCab Lab while you are in the booth either! It gets you inside a real tractor cab and at the controls to virtually plant and cultivate your fields. It is really awesome for kids to hop inside and grab the wheel and learn how to let their cultivator and planter down using hydraulics.

Take a ride in the AgCab Lab tractor while visiting the booth!

Take a ride in the AgCab Lab tractor while visiting the booth!

We will be there on 2 different days volunteering to staff the Farm Bureau booth, answering any questions you might have about how we grow your food, what our crops are used for, our farm plans, and more! We hope you will stop by the Minnesota Farm Bureau booth during the 12 days of the Great Minnesota Get Together!

Come see us at the Minnesota State Fair!

Come see us at the Minnesota State Fair!

-Sara 

 

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