Volunteer with Healthy Local Food Exhibit at MN State Fair

Renewing the Countryside is looking for volunteers for our Healthy Local Food Exhibit at this years MN State Fair! Each year we bring in chefs, local farmers and food makers, and work to get the word out about local food. All volunteers receive free admission to the Fair and an organic cotton, healthy food t-shirt. Plus you get to spend time spreading the word about local food!  

About volunteering: Shifts are 3.5 hours long, ranging from 9am to 7:30pm, August 24th – September 4th, 2017. Shifts available are: 9am-12:30pm; 12:30pm-4pm; and 4pm-7:30pm. During your shift you will be helping out with kids activities, helping guest chefs and samplers to prep and pass out food samples, and greeting visitors who enter the exhibit.

Sign up! You can sign up using Sign Up Genius, or email me directly.

  1. Go to our Sign Up Genius page HERE! 
    2. Choose your shifts and select: “Submit and Sign Up”
    3. Enter your name, email, address, phone and t-shirt size and click SIGN UP NOW! We recommend checking the box “send me a confirmation email”

Volunteer Requirements:

-Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older
-Must be able to stand on your feet for 2-3 hours at a time
-Friendly and enjoy talking to people
-Excited about local food!
-Proficient in English
-New this year, we would like to invite all volunteers to attend a one-hour training and preview session the week prior to the State Fair. Dates and details will be sent out soon.

About the Exhibit
Healthy Local Food (HLF) is an exhibit within the Eco Experience, a collaborative effort of many organizations to promote a healthy, green, organic lifestyle. The Eco Experience draws over 300,000 visitors per year and is one of the most popular stops at the fair.  Visitors to HLF learn about and taste the best fare at the fair – from organic chocolate milk to MN grown apples; artisan cheeses to locally farmed trout. In addition to samples from local farmers, visitors enjoy three daily cooking demos featuring local chefs creating amazing dishes using local and seasonal ingredients.

Feel free to send me an email with any questions or concerns – we hope to see you at the Fair!

Zoe Craig




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