come visit the Healthy Local Food exhibit 

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. Components of the exhibit include our kids activity area, three daily cooking demonstrations, and our local food sampling station.

Each year we rely on our wonderful volunteers. Thanks, volunteers! 


2021 Theme: Climate Change and Agriculture.

The consequences of rising global temperatures are showing all around us, with ever-increasing effects on farmers, agriculture and the future of our food supply. Come learn about creative ways farmers and others in the food sector are adapting and fighting back, as well as things YOU can do to help in the struggle against climate change. In our exhibit, we’ll explore the relationship between climate change and agriculture, and share how responsible soil and water management, grazing, continuous cover, and the prevention of food waste can play a role in helping mitigate the climate crisis. We’ll share stories of innovative farmers, foodmakers, and organizations who are building successful businesses and tackling the climate problem head-on.

2021 Cooking Demonstration Schedule
All demos take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm!

Thursday, August 26 Local Cookbook Author, Land of 10,000 Plates Patrice Johnson
Friday, August 27 Peace Coffee Ryan Brown and Mel Meegan
Saturday, August 28 Local Cookbook Author, The Perennial Kitchen Beth Dooley
Sunday, August 29 Sacred Blossom Living Herbal Teas Tony Dimaggio
Monday, August 30 Gandhi Mahal's Curry in a Hurry Ruhel Islam
Tuesday, August 31 Urban Roots Saba Andualem
Wednesday, September 1 Yum Power HealthPartners
Thursday, September 2 Daddy Sam's All Natural Sawces Kyle Oglesby
Friday, September 3 Alma Cafe, Hotel, and Wine Bar Lucas Rosenbrook
Saturday, September 4 The Good Acre / Chelle's Kitchen Lachelle Cunningham
Sunday, September 5 Chocolate San José-Minneapolis Monica Jimenez
Monday, September 6 UFisheries Julie Wong

Past Healthy Local Food exhibits

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

Favorite fair recipes from our Chef Demonstrations here!

2019 Summary Report and Artisan Grain Exhibition displays here!

2018 Summary Report and Best If Used exhibit displays 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.