Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Shop locally for Minnesota-grown produce September 20, 2009

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Twiehoff Gardens along St. Paul Road in Faribault offers an abundance of fresh produce.

Twiehoff Gardens along St. Paul Road in Faribault offers an abundance of fresh produce.

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT BUYING directly from the grower that appeals to my rural roots. I relish the taste of vegetables grown in Minnesota soil.

And right here in Faribault, we’re blessed to have a terrific Farmers’ Market, apple orchards and Twiehoff Gardens. (See my previous post on Twiehoffs.)

No matter where you live, take time this fall to buy fresh, buy local. Savor the delectable tastes and the visual appeal of just-harvested fruits and vegetables.

And to tempt you, here are some of the offerings at Twiehoff Gardens.

Pumpkin season is just beginning at Twiehoffs. By late fall, wagons will brim with all sizes and shapes of pumpkins.

Pumpkin season is just beginning at Twiehoffs. By late fall, wagons will brim with all sizes of pumpkins.

While sweet corn season is about over at Twiehoffs, it's a hot summer commodity.

While sweet corn season is about over at Twiehoffs, corn is typically a hot summertime commodity.

Twiehoffs Gardens sells Winona-based Watkins products.

Twiehoff Gardens sells spices and other products from Winona, Minnesota- based Watkins.

Fresh red potatoes are popular with shoppers.

Fresh red potatoes are popular with shoppers.

Jalapenos, with an "h" or a "j," who cares, are ripe for the picking.

Jalapenos, with an "h" or a "j," who cares, are available.

A white board lists produce available at Twiehoffs.

A white board lists produce in stock at Twiehoff Gardens in Faribault.

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