We hope you enjoyed the Healthy Local Food Exhibit
“Great Minnesota Get-Together!”
August 25 - September 5, 2022
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. Components of the exhibit include our kids activity area, three daily cooking demonstrations, and our local food sampling station.
2022 Theme: Farm to Early Care, Farm to School
Our children are our future!
We're so thrilled to be able to work with a variety of Early Care providers, connecting them with healthy food from local farms, as well as Pint Size Produce information and activities. That's why these programs are called "Farm to Early Care and Education"! When you visit this year's Healthy Local Food Exhibit, you'll be able to see spotlights on some of these providers and the inspiring images of children in gardens.
There are so many great books that can help children learn about gardening, local food, and where our food comes from. Here's a list of farm to early care books by BIPOC authors that we recommend as an easy way to approach food topics.
2022 Cooking Demonstration Schedule
All demos take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm!
|Thursday, August 25||Cookbook Author & Instructor, Beth Dooley's Kitchen||Beth Dooley|
|Friday, August 26||Local Cookbook Author, Land of 10,000 Plates||Patrice Johnson|
|Saturday, August 27||Entrepreneur & Founder, Mostly Made||Jillian McGary|
|Sunday, August 28||Entrepreneur & Founder, K-Mama Sauce||KC Kye|
|Monday, August 29||Chef and founder, Krewe Restaurant||Mateo Mackbee|
|Tuesday, August 30||Urban Roots||Elly + youth|
|Wednesday, August 31||Yum Power||HealthPartners|
|Thursday, September 1||The Good Acre / Chelle's Kitchen||Lachelle Cunningham|
|Friday, September 2||Entrepreneur & Founder, Sailor Mercy||Dani Dircks|
|Saturday, September 3||Sacred Blossom Living Herbal Teas||Tony Dimaggio|
|Sunday, September 4||Entrepreneurs & Founders, 3 Cricketeers||Claire and Chad|
|Monday, September 5||Chef at Rainbow Chinese Restaurant||Tammy Wong|
The Healthy Local Food exhibit is made possible by our generous partners!
2022 Schedule of Sampler Partners
|Thursday, August 25||Mostly Made ready-made meal starters||Perennial Pantry Kernza® crackers and more|
|Friday, August 26||K-Mama Sauce Korean hot sauce||Woven Meats|
|Saturday, August 27||Willa's Organic Oat Milk|
|Sunday, August 28||K-Mama Sauce Korean hot sauce||Gist prebiotic beverages|
|Monday, August 29||UFisheries wild salmon products|
|Tuesday, August 30||The Bee Shed honey|
|Wednesday, August 31||Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed||Mostly Made ready-made meal starters|
|Thursday, September 1||Sailor Mercy elderberry products||Lost Capitol Foods hot sauce|
|Friday, September 2||Sailor Mercy elderberry products||3 Cricketeers|
|Saturday, September 3||Sailor Mercy elderberry products||3 Cricketeers, Chocolate San José-Minneapolis, Sacred Blossom Tea|
|Sunday, September 4||Sacred Blossom Living Herbal Teas||3 Cricketeers, San Jose Chocolates|
|Monday, September 5||Flavor in a Jar||3 Cricketeers, San Jose Chocolates|
Past Healthy Local Food Exhibits
2021 Summary Report and Climate Change display
2019 Summary Report and Artisan Grain Exhibition display
2018 Summary Report and Best If Used exhibit display
2017 Summary Report and Organic exhibit display
2016 Summary Report and Forever Green exhibit display
2015 Summary Report and AGRIculture exhibit display
2014 Summary Report and Grow A Farmer Overview
Gallery of past exhibits: see photos of the 2015 and 2016 Local Food Exhibits here
Favorite fair recipes from our Chef Demonstrations here