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Minnesota Grown Program Recognizes Grocers for Promoting Local Products

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program has recognized Minnesota grocers who promoted locally grown products and farms exceptionally well. Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen announced winners from four regions, as well as the annual People’s Choice Award recipient. Scores were based on several factors–including the number of Minnesota Grown products and the number of Minnesota Grown farmers that the grocer carried. Judges also looked at how the grocer used ads, displays, social media, and other events to promote Minnesota Grown items to customers.