Minnesota Grown Retailer of the Year Contest

December 6, 2023 – Seven Minnesota grocers who promote locally grown and produced products have been named a 2024 Retailer of the Year by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Minnesota Grown program, in partnership with the Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA).


This year’s winners include:

  • Northwest: Hugo’s Family Marketplace, East Grand Forks
  • Northeast: Chris’ Food Center, Sandstone
  • West Central: Elden’s Fresh Foods, Alexandria
  • Southeast: Nilssen’s Foods, Zumbrota
  • Southwest: Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, Waconia
  • Twin Cities: Kowalski’s Market, Grand Avenue
  • People’s Choice: Festival Foods, Hugo

The 2025 contest opens on August 1, 2024, and runs through September 30, 2024.

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