Come visit the Healthy Local Food exhibit each year 

at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together!”



Stay tuned for 2018 details - coming soon! 

The theme for 2017 was Organic!

Why organic? Organic food has been making inroads onto the shelves of mainstream grocery stores and into the meals of consumers, but what does organic really mean, and how is it different from “natural” or conventional agriculture? What, for example, is the difference between a conventional, cage free, and organic egg? Last years exhibit educated fairgoers on what they are choosing when they choose organic, and how this choice is important both to their health and for our food system.

The exhibit included interactive and educational kiosks on organic foods and agriculture, daily cooking demos with local chefs using organic foods, food sampling from organic farmers and foodmakers, and activities promoting healthy and organic eating habits. We hope we expanded fairgoers understanding of the benefits of organic and show the true costs of eating conventionally produced foods. 

Each year we rely on our wonderful volunteers. Interested in volunteering this year?

Click here for volunteer information


2017 schedule

Local Chef Cooking Demos

2017 Local Food Samplers


Past Healthy Local Food exhibits

Gallery of past exhibits: see photos of the 2015 and 2016 Local Food Exhibits here

2017 Summary Report and Organic exhibit displays here!

2016 Summary Report and Forever Green exhibit displays here!

2015 Summary Report and AGRIculture exhibit displays here!

2014 Summary Report and Grow A Farmer Overview

2013 Summary Report



The Healthy Local Food exhibit is made possible by our generous partners.