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Pizza and bikes and watermelon at Farmfest, oh my!
By Communications Director

ST. PAUL (July 25, 2014) – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) will be at Farmfest at Gilfillan Estate outside Redwood Falls, Minnesota on Tuesday, August 5 - Thursday, August 7.  MFU will be selling local-ingredient, wood-fire Big River Pizza ( and have four youth bikes to give away!


“Farmfest is about getting together to talk about ag policy and what is going on in the countryside,” said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. “Minnesota Farmers Union has a great location for just that, as we are located just west of the forum building on lot 509.  Stop by, get a local-ingredient piece of pizza, sign up for a free kid’s bike, and have a conversation.  See you out there!”


Minnesota Farmers Union activities:

  • PIZZA: MFU will be selling Big River Pizza ( all day, every day at lot 509;
  • BIKES: MFU will give away four bikes, so come register at the MFU hoop barn. The drawing will take place on Thursday afternoon, and you do not have to be present to win;
  • PEDAL PULL: Minnesota Farmers Union Insurance Agency’s ( Children’s Pedal Pull, daily at 1 p.m., near entrance gate 2;
  • QUESTIONS: MFU President Doug Peterson will be asking questions of the governor candidates on Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the forum building;
  • MNSURE: Representatives from MN Sure will be at the MFU hoop barn all three days to answer questions about the program,;
  • MOVE MN: a Move MN representative will be in the MFU hoop barn on Tuesday, August 5, to talk transportation issues,;
  • WATERMELON: MFU’s free watermelon feed, Thursday, August 7, 1 p.m., in the forum building;
  • SECOND HARVEST: Come find out more about their Invest an Acre and Share Fresh program,; and
  • AGRIABILITY: a representative from Agriability will be in the MFU hoop barn all three days to talk about how they can help farmers with disabilities.


The MFU hoop barn is located just west of the forum building in lot 509.