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2014 Minnesota Grown Directory now available

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country Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

The annual Minnesota Grown Directory is now available. The directory is a statewide guide to purchasing directly from local producers.

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The 2014 edition boasts 978 farms and includes the Community Supported Agriculture farms and farmers markets.

The 2014 directory turns a new page by featuring spokeswoman and Minnesota Olympian Carrie Tollefson and her family.

“This is in line with our transition from showing Carrie as a ‘world-class athlete’ to a ‘world-class mom,’” said Minnesota Grown marketing specialist Jessica Miles. “Carrie’s athletic accomplishments and her genuine passion for local farms continue to make her the ideal spokeswoman for the Minnesota Grown Program. Carrie and her family whole-heartedly believe in eating healthy, local food whenever possible.”

The Tollefsons also exemplify the directory’s growing number of family friendly activities, recipes and educational agriculture facts and trivia.

Parents and educators can use these activities as a tool to introduce and attract kids to agriculture. The directory also contains ideas for dining out or crafting a Minnesota cooks-inspired recipe at home.

HOW TO ORDER

Order free, printed copies of the Minnesota Grown Directory by calling Explore Minnesota Tourism at 1-888-868-7476 or online www.minnesotagrown.com.

The online directory also allows users to find farms via product, city, zip code or an interactive map.

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