MFU’s Pork Schnitzel sandwich on state fair’s new foods list

ST. PAUL – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is tickled to announce its Pork Schnitzel sandwich, available at the Minnesota Farmers Union Coffee Shop at the corner of Dan Patch and Cosgrove, is one of the 38 foods on the 2022 Minnesota State Fair New Foods List.

“We are really proud of our Pork Schnitzel sandwich not only because it showcases food produced by our members, but also because it tastes great,” said MFU President Gary Wertish. “Local ingredients set this sandwich apart. Be sure to include it on your list of fair foods to try this year.”

The Pork Schnitzel sandwich features a crispy breaded Minnesota pork loin that is deep fried and topped with pickled cabbage and mustard mayo on a toasted bun. The pork is from Hidden Stream Farm in Elgin, Minn.

Minnesota Farmers Union has had a strong presence at the Minnesota State Fair since the 1950s, with a building on the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cosgrove Street. It became the Farmers Union Coffee Shop in 2003. It’s a destination for fairgoers to relax while enjoying flavorful food and drink, learn about Minnesota’s family farmers and pick up their new Minnesota Cooks calendar.

The 2022 Minnesota State Fair is Aug. 25-Sept. 5 at the Minnesota state fairgrounds.

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