Join Minnesota Farmers Union at the Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Farmers Union Coffee Shop opens at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 to serve fairgoers their first cup of morning coffee on the opening day of the 2022 Minnesota State Fair. The Farmers Union Coffee Shop, located at 1635 Dan Patch Ave., will be open from 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of the Minnesota State Fair.

This year, MFU debuts four new foods at the MFU Coffee Shop. One of the new menu items, a Pork Schnitzel sandwich, made the Official 2022 New Fair Foods List. The sandwich features a crispy, breaded, deep-fried Minnesota pork loin, topped with pickled cabbage and mustard mayo on a toasted bun. The pork loin is from Hidden Stream Farm in Elgin, Pastures A Plenty Farm in Kerkhoven and Compart Family Farms in Nicollet. Other new foods at the MFU Coffee Shop are BLT Mini Hand Pie, Aronia Berry Meringue Mini Pie and Blood Orange Lemonade.

“We are excited to welcome customers to the Farmers Union Coffee Shop at the Minnesota State Fair,” said Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Gary Wertish. “Stop by the coffee shop and relax on the Back 40 patio while swapping stories and enjoying locally sourced good food. The MFU Coffee Shop aims to tell the stories of family farmers and connect consumers to farmers through food.”

The 2023 Minnesota Cooks calendar will debut at the Minnesota State Fair and is available for free at the coffee shop. A favorite for many fairgoers, the calendar features stories, photos and recipes from Minnesota family farmers and chefs. Learn more about the Minnesota Cooks program at

About Minnesota Farmers Union

Minnesota Farmers Union works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. MFU is a nonprofit membership-based organization. Membership is open to everyone. Learn more and join at, and follow MFU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.