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Minnesota State Fair
August 23, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Since the 1950s, Minnesota Farmers Union has had a strong presence at the Minnesota State Fair. It became the Farmers Union Coffee Shop in 2003 and has remained a popular source for fairgoers to learn about Minnesota’s family farmers and MFU. This year, we are making the shop even more engaging. We are undergoing a significant redesign, aiming to further improve our educational mission with interactive content and locally grown food. As part of the redesign, we will include more content describing its mission to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities. There will be video footage showcasing you, our members. The redesign will also include a more efficient customer service and a food truck operated by Birchwood Cafe of Minneapolis. It will remain a full-service coffee shop, with Farmers Choice Coffee roasted by St. Paul’s J&S Bean Factory, including the popular nitro cold press, and frappes. The shop will also offer ice cream bars from St. Paul’s Grand Ole Creamery. New food options made by Birchwood will include Blueberry Rhubarb Cobbler, an Heirloom Tomato BLT and Strawberry Basil Lemonade, made with ingredients sourced from Minnesota farmers. The Farmers Union Coffee Shop has been selected for the State Fair’s official New Foods List, as well as the New Attractions List. Join us between Aug. 23-Sept. 3!