Minnesota Recognizes Grocers Who Promote Locally Grown Products

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program announced Retailer of the Year awards for grocers in six regions who promote locally grown products and farms. Judges’ 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. The retailers in their respective regions will receive a commemorative plaque and exclusive rights to use the “Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year 2021” logo in their ads and displays. In addition, Cub Foods of Burnsville received the Minnesota Grown People’s Choice Award for best display, as determined by an online social media voting contest.