Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair 2009: Year of the Potato

June isn’t too early to start talking about the Minnesota State Fair, apparently. As Pioneer Press’ Tad Venzer reports, “‘Last year was the year of the bacon. This year is the year of the potato,’ said Dennis Larson, Fair license administration manager who has final say on what food makes it into the Great Minnesota Get-Together.” […]


10 Poetic Plants from the Friends Sale

Should you see a copy of the guide to the 20th Annual Friends School Plant Sale laying around at a cafe or restaurant, seize it at once. This prosaic-looking publication is more than merely a vast catalog of intriguing fruits and herbs — it’s a treasury of quirky, eloquent, and sometimes highly entertaining botanical writing. […]