The Minnesota Grown Program is proud to have Carrie Tollefson as its spokesperson. A native of Dawson, Minnesota, Carrie was a member of the 2004 Olympic Team competing in Athens, Greece. She is based in St. Paul as she trains.
Tollefson believes that eating right is very important whether you’re a world class athlete or just trying lead a healthy, active life. "Being conscious of what I put in my body has improved my training and performance" said Tollefson. "I'm always looking for fresh, unprocessed foods like those offered in the Minnesota Grown Directory. Growing up in a farming community, I have a great deal of respect for the hard work of Minnesota farmers. I love to shop at the local farmers' market when I'm in town and I definitely purchase Minnesota Grown products at my local store whenever I can."
Carrie was featured on the cover of October 2008 Runner's World, January/February 2007 Running Times, January 2007 Runner's World, and June 2007 Experience Life Magazine.
Thanks to Jeff Grayson, former sports anchor on Fox9, for his appearances on the berry and apple orchard ads.
Paul Hugunin at 651-201-6510
Jessica Miles at 651-201-6170
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org