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Minnesota Grown: Farmers' Markets

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Uploaded on Apr 3, 2009

http://www.minnesotagrown.com Farmers' Markets are a great resource for fresh, local produce. Minnesota has over 100 farmers' marekets. They're a favorite of Minnesota Olympian Carrie Tollefson. Find out more about farmers' markets and the Minnesota Grown program at http://www.minnesotagrown.com.

The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesotans who grow or raise specialty crops and livestock. The program was created over 20 years ago at the request of specialty crop growers in search of a way to differentiate their produce from what was being shipped in from thousands of miles away.

Today, the program has nearly 1,000 diverse members including farmers' markets, CSA farms, garden centers, wineries, fruit & vegetable growers, pick-your-own farms, livestock producers, meat processors, Christmas tree growers, and producers of honey, wild rice, maple syrup, cheese, and other gourmet products.

The Minnesota Grown Program is proud to have Carrie Tollefson as its spokesperson. A native of Dawson, Minnesota, Carrie was a member of the 2004 Olympic Team competing in Athens, Greece.Tollefson believes that eating right is very important whether youre a world class athlete or just trying lead a healthy, active life.

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