come visit the Healthy Local Food exhibit each year
at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together!”
For over a decade, Renewing the Countryside and partners have curated a food-related, interactive educational exhibit at the Eco Experience - the award-winning sustainability expo which draws over 250,000 over the twelve days of the fair. This year's Healthy Local Food Exhibit's theme was Artisan Grains of Minnesota. When we think about local foods, we often think tomatoes, or apples, or eggs. Yet the one food group that graces almost every meal, and potentially can make the biggest impact on our landscape, is grain. Bread, pasta, granola, beer - all of these are grain-based foods. In this exhibit, we shared stories, from seed to loaf, of these delicious foods -- demonstrating their flavor, quality and nutrition - while educating about their environmental services and economic benefits. Components of the exhibit included our kids activity area, three daily cooking demonstrations, and our local food sampling station.
Each year we rely on our wonderful volunteers. Thanks, volunteers!
2019 Local Chef Cooking Demos
2019 Local Food Samplers
2019 Artisan Grains Exhibit
Past Healthy Local Food exhibits
Gallery of past exhibits: see photos of the 2015 and 2016 Local Food Exhibits here!
The Healthy Local Food exhibit is made possible by our generous partners.