The Farmer and The Chef: Farm Fresh Minnesota Recipes and Stories

Minnesota Farmers Union is excited to share a new book released June 15, 2021 from the Minnesota Cooks™ team. The Farmer and the Chef: Farm Fresh Minnesota Recipes and Stories is a collection of farmer-forward writings and chef-driven recipes. Featuring farm and restaurant partnerships from our rich history of the Minnesota Cooks program since its inception in 2003, this book strives to give readers an inside look into the life of farming in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Check out the full news release here.

The Farmer and the Chef: Farm Fresh Minnesota Recipes and Stories will be published by Globe Pequot Press. It is currently available for sale in independent bookstores, online or  wherever books are sold.

Fall 2021 Book Tour Dates:

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming book tour! We will be touring, with books for sale, alongside Sod House Theater as they perform their original local foods play Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon. 

The dates listed below are our confirmed tour dates. We will add to this list as more dates are confirmed. For a full list of tour dates and to buy performance tickets, visit Sod House Theater. 

September 10 – Faribault
Central Park Bandshell
Showtime: 6:00 p.m.

September 11 – Pelican Rapids
Milt’s Barn
Showtime: 4:30 p.m.

September 16 – St. Paul
Urban Roots
Showtime: 6:30 p.m.

September 18 – Wadena
Wadena Salsa Fest Burlington Northern Park
Showtime: 3:00 p.m.

September 19 – Little Falls 
LeBourget Park HWY 27 & Paul Larson Dr.
Showtime: 3:00 p.m.

September 23 – Dundas
Keepsake Cidery
Showtime: 6:00 p.m.

September 24 – Crookston
Crookston Downtown Square
Showtime: 6:30 p.m.

September 25 – Hallock
Far North Spirits
Showtime: 6:00 p.m.

September 30 – Cannon Falls
Ferndale Market
Showtime: 6:00 p.m.