The transition from late summer to fall brings us into one of the most colorful and delicious seasons for Minnesota Grown produce. Look for these beauties in the Produce Department in the days and weeks ahead:
Local winter squash are actually available in the fall, even if their name suggests otherwise. We source several varieties from Untiedt's Vegetable Farm, a local farm in Waverly, Minnesota.
It is peak season for apples! You'll find Minnesota Grown First Kiss, Honeycrisp, Zestar! and SweeTango apples in stores now as well as our Signature Minnesota Grown Apple Cider, all from our local partners Untiedt's Vegetable Farm and Fireside Orchard. Try these juicy, crisp fruits in one of our favorite apple recipes.
Mushrooms from our local partners at R&R Cultivation are grown indoors and available year-round, but mushrooms partner perfectly with fall foods and fresh produce, including squash. Find out more about R&R mushrooms and our favorite ways to enjoy them!
We have pumpkins for your pies and your porches from Minnesota farmers, thanks to Untiedt's Vegetable Farm. Not sure where to start with pumpkin? We've got tips a-plenty for preparing and cooking this seasonal gourd and the coveted seeds they contain.
Sautéed or roasted chard is wonderful in quiches, casseroles, pasta dishes and even on pizza. To roast chard and other sturdy greens, chop and toss them with a little bit of olive oil, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Roast at 425° on a parchment-lined baking sheet until the edges are dark and greens are crispy. Look for Minnesota Grown chard from Untiedt's Vegetable Farm and Harmony Valley Farm in Wisconsin.
Selection and availability of products vary by market.