After nineteen years and much thoughtful deliberation, we have decided it’s time to make a change/freshen up our Minnesota Cooks programming and focus energy into collaborating with our current and past participants to host smaller and more frequent local foods events around the state. This means we are saying goodbye to our celebrated Minnesota Cooks Day at the Minnesota State Fair — Don’t fret! The 2023 Minnesota Cooks calendar is in progress…read on for details.
We’re grateful to everyone at the MN State Fair for their long-standing support of MN Cooks and for giving us a grand platform to sing the praises of local foods. And a huge thank you to all our volunteers and loyal attendees for their enthusiasm and commitment to the program. Now we’re excited for this next chapter — to create programming on a local level that is more accessible and visible, both in urban and rural communities.
CALENDARS // The 2023 calendar will debut at the Minnesota State Fair as normal at the MFU Coffeeshop and then be available through our participants, online, at MFU-owned Farmers Kitchen and Bar and at our state office.
UPCOMING EVENTS // Going forward, our local foods events will take the form of dinners-on-the-farm, farmer suppers, field days, and whatever else our creativity cooks up together.
Follow along on social media to stay on top of MN Cooks happenings and we hope to see you as we pop up around the state!