come visit the Healthy Local Food exhibit 

each year at the

“Great Minnesota Get-Together!”


Healthy Local Food Exhibit


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 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! 


The 2020 Minnesota State Fair was canceled, but the Healthy Local Food exhibit lives on!

Walk down memory lane with us! It's the first time in over a decade that we haven't set up our exhibit at the Minnesota Fair at the #EcoExperience. We always look forward to hosting the Healthy Local Food Exhibit, and we're missing all of your smiling faces! Here are some highlights from previous year's exhibits including some of our favorite chef demonstrations and recipesL


Birchwood Café
Heirloom BLT's Sweet Corn Chipotle Coulis – Recipe

Chelle's Kitchen
Spiced Kale Hummus – Recipe

Gandhi Mahal
Vegetable Curry – Recipe

Loon Liquors
Cocktails – Recipe

 Mademoiselle Miel
Honey Mallows – Recipe

Rainbow Chinese
Fried Wild Rice with Chicken - Recipe

Restaurant Alma
Buckwheat Biscuits – Recipe

Sacred Blossom Tea
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Sen Yai Sen Lek
Pork Toast: Khanom Pang Na Moo – Recipe

Sioux Chef
Cedar and Maple Tea – Recipe

Urban Roots
Chicken Suqaar – Recipe

Yia Vang / Union Hmong Kitchen
Fun Fun Noodles - Recipe



Past Healthy Local Food exhibits

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