Summer’s End by Martha Hardy

School is back in session for grown up students and little kids, too. The humidity is gone and the first leaves are turning colors. Maybe you already feel nostalgic for the State Fair? Check out these books from the Metro State Library about Minnesota fairs, farms, and food.

Minnesota Fairs

Book cover of Minnesota State Fair: An Illustrated History Book cover image of Minnesota County Fairs: Kids, Cows, Carnies, and Chow Book cover of Seed Queen: The Story of Crop Art and the Amazing Lillian Colton

Minnesota Farms

Book cover image of Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn The Chronicle of a Family The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families

Minnesota Food

Book cover of Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest Book cover of A Cook's Tour of Minnesota Book cover of The Minnesota Ethinic Food Book

About the Author


Martha Hardy is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University.

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