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Minnesota State Fair

August 22 - September 2

Since the 1950s, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) has had a presence at the Minnesota State Fair with a building on the corner of Dan Patch Ave. and Cosgrove St. It became the Farmers Union Coffee Shop in 2003, offering locally roasted coffee and locally grown food. Today, it is a place at the fair for visitors to connect with MFU, our state’s family farmers and their food.

The Farmers Union Coffee Shop has been a part of the official State Fair New Foods list many times. This year is no exception: the Blueberry Key Lime Pie and Lavender Lemonade are featured among the 2019 selections. MFU partners with local food-focused Birchwood Cafe of Minneapolis on these. The Heirloom Tomato & Sweet Corn BLT will return, now with the option to add an egg.

The full-service coffee shop offers products from two St. Paul businesses: JS Bean Factory’s Farmers Union Farmers Choice Coffee, hot and cold, including the popular Maple Cream Nitro Cold Press Coffee; and Grand Ole Creamery ice cream bars. It will also offer espresso drinks, chai tea and mocha frappes.

The Farmers Union Coffee Shop is proud to source ingredients from Minnesota family farmers and businesses. This year, sources include:

Hidden Stream Farm, Elgin, Minn.: bacon, lavender

Hmong American Farmers Association, Vermillion, Minn.: lavender

Heartbeet Farm, Zumbro Falls, Minn.: greens

Riverbend Farm, Delano, Minn.: tomatoes

Featherstone Farm, Rushford, Minn.: tomatoes, greens, kale

Twin Organics, Eagan, Minn.: tomatoes, basil

Blue Fruit Farm, Winona, Minn.: blueberries

Happy Fish Aquaponics + Gentleman Forager, Stacy and St. Paul, Minn.: lettuce, basil

Sno Pac Foods, Caledonia, Minn.: blueberries, corn

Whole Grain Milling, Welcome, Minn.: cornmeal

Baker’s Field Flour + Bread, Minneapolis, Minn.: Kernza® flour

Locally Laid Egg Company, Wrenshall, Minn.: eggs

Stony Creek Dairy, Melrose, Minn.: butter, milk, cream

Wild Country Maple, Lutsen, Minn.: maple syrup

Details

Start:
August 22
End:
September 2
Event Category:

Organizer

Michelle Medina
Phone:
(651) 288-4096
Email:
michelle@mfu.org

Venue

Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
www.mnstatefair.org

Details

Start:
August 22
End:
September 2
Event Category:

Organizer

Michelle Medina
Phone:
(651) 288-4096
Email:
michelle@mfu.org

Venue

Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
www.mnstatefair.org