MN Cooks Event a Huge Success

Today, I spent all day at the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Cooks event. MN Cooks is an event organized by the Food Alliance Midwest that pairs local farmers with local chefs. All day chefs and farmers were on stage demonstrating recipes and talking about their farmers.

Organic Valley was one of the event’s major sponsors. I was lucky enough to be chosen to serve on one of the taste panels. My co-panel member was the famous Don Shelby. I learned that Mr. Shelby is an avid veggie gardener who cans so much produce that he can eat two meals each week of the year from his garden. He also has six bee hives. Who knew?

Besides sitting on the panel, I also work with three other farmers manning the Organic Valley booth. We gave out coupons, signed people up to win a year of OV products and also chatting with many interesting folks. Thank you to everyone who stopped by.

Thanks to Jill from Food Alliance for organizing this awesome event. It was a great time and now I am so tired I need to go to bed 🙂


Zweber Farms is a 4th generation family operated organic dairy.  We are proud Organic Valley farmers members and sell our milk under that label. We also specialize in sustainably raised beef, pork and chicken and sell it directly to customers in Minnesota.Visit our website to learn more,