The Minnesota Grown Program is a statewide partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota producers of specialty crops and livestock. It was created over 30 years ago by specialty crop growers to differentiate their produce from produce grown thousands of miles away.
Benefits of membership include use of the Minnesota Grown logo, access to free marketing items, and support to create customized signs or labels through the Cost Share Program.
Minnesota Grown also creates the annual Minnesota Grown Directory, which connects Minnesotans directly to farmers, farmers' markets, and other producers. Members have the option of adding a listing in the directory.