Minnesotans looking for the nearest farmers’ market, berry patch, winery, family-friendly farm or garden center can find it in the 2015 Minnesota Grown Directory that’s just been released.
The newest version contains 1,027 listings for local foods, pick-your-own farms and Minnesota-made products, from honey and wild rice to maple syrup and cheese.
The directory is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and state producers of specialty crops and livestock. It was created 25 years ago to differentiate Minnesota-grown products from out-of-state competitors.
The directory is organized by regions to help consumers find what’s closest to them.
Specific products and farms are also listed in an alphabetical index.
It also includes five recipes and regional restaurant recommendations featured by Minnesota Cooks, an education program of the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Free printed copies of the directory can be ordered by calling Explore Minnesota Tourism (1-888-TOURISM).
The online version, and an interactive map, is available at www.minnesotagrown.com