The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota producers of specialty crops and livestock. But at Kowalski's, Minnesota Grown isn't only a program, and local isn't a trend. We work with both large local growers and small local farmers in our stores' neighborhoods to ensure the best quality produce year-round. Of course, local is good for our economy and the environment, but we believe the products grown in Minnesota (and the surrounding areas) are simply the best. Rather than being picked before they're ripe to allow for a long journey to your table, they're picked fresh. Fresher produce retains more nutrients, and it just tastes better.
As the weather changes, watch for the Produce Department's tasty selection to transition to apples, broccoli, potatoes, cabbage and cauliflower. For now, corn, tomatoes, melon and zucchini are tops, as are green beans and bell peppers. This season, as always, we invite you to come in and find out about what's great in Minnesota Grown as well as locally, sustainably and responsibly made and sourced foods throughout the market. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy them right now.
Did You Know?
Kowalski's is thrilled to have been awarded the Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year Award for the Twin Cities for the fourth year in a row. The prestigious title is bestowed annually by the Department of Agriculture to a retailer in recognition of their accomplishments in promoting Minnesota Grown products.
Selection and availability of products and ingredients vary by market.