The Great MN Get Together 2016

Thu. Aug. 25, 2016

Click below to listen to my Garden Bite radio show:  The Great MN Get Together 2016

MN State Fair 2Once again it’s my annual foray into Fair Food. The Great Minnesota Get Together, one of the largest state fairs in the country, starts today.   Call it gastric delight or a tummy twister, it’s definitely fair food!

This year, among those new foods is “Candied Bacon BLT” – sounds like darn near Nirvana to me!  You get your veggie, your protein and your dessert all in one!

Candied bacon BLT
Candied bacon BLT

SPAM, Hawaii’s favorite canned meat made in Minnesota, makes a couple of appearances!  SPAM sushi and SPAM curds.

SPAM sushi
SPAM sushi

The food on a stick is the Minnesota Corn Dog.  Sound dull.  Oh but listen to the description, custom ground sausage on-a-stick made with blueberries, apples, wild rice, maple syrup and cayenne dipped in a homemade corn dog batter and deep-fried.  Oh that’s worth a taste!

mn corn dog

A must see for gardeners and those interested in the environment is Eco Experience! They’re offering an array of new exhibits will highlight the latest in easy, everyday reduce-reuse-recycle how-tos, healthy cooking, innovations in green technology and transportation, and other compelling topics on environmentally focused living.  You might have to help the kids Turn the pages and take a photo of a 7-foot pop-up book. Catch a story on reuse, recycle and repair.  Also check out a green living wall, a solar powered tiny and Paul Bunyan!  Intrigued?  ecoexperience.org

 

 

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