If you’ve been to the Minnesota State Fair, it’s likely you’ve walked by the Farmers Union Coffee Shop. The building that’s stood since 1956 on the corner of Dan Patch and Cosgrove is a popular place for fairgoers to grab morning coffee or afternoon ice cream bars. It’s the home of the acclaimed Mocha-On-a-Stick.
Originally, the building was an exposition for the value of MFU and cooperatives. That’s still true today, as we display information on the walls about our organization and educate consumers about where their food comes from.
We partner with Minneapolis-based Birchwood Café on our food and with St. Paul-based JS Bean Factory, the makers of Farmers Choice Coffee. The Mocha-On-a-Stick and all of our ice cream bars come from St. Paul-based Grand Ole Creamery. The ingredients in our products come largely from Minnesota farmers.
Farmers Union Coffee Shop is a great place to stop during your day at the fair, sit on our patio and enjoy a cup of coffee, a frappe or a snack. Visit with our members and staff about what’s important for agriculture today.
Join us this year between Aug. 23 and Sept. 3!