Every year I go to the Minnesota State Fair and take in the food, arts and leisure competitions, music, colors, sounds and animals – especially horses. When I went to the Farmer’s Union stand some years ago, I discovered the Minnesota Cooks calendar. It’s free. Inside there are monthly bios of local farmers with local chef’s recipes, who buy from these Minnesota produce and meat suppliers. Plus there is a passport included listing all the eat local restaurants in the area. It’s clever and fun to check off the restaurants that you know and try new ones. The recipes are amazing!
Note the massive deer in woods quilt made from postage stamp size pieces of fabric. The two quilts below it are standard size quilts!
My yearly state fair photos include horse riders competing in pole bending, which I previously tried and enjoyed during some riding lessons a few years back.
Pole Bending photos from The Minnesota State Fair
Pole Bending competition: Go as fast as possible up and back between the poles with out knocking them over while on horseback. It’s exhilarating!
I am sharing this with the Fiesta Friday crew over at The Novice Gardener‘s blog, who are providing the scrumptious recipes each Friday.