Food

Fairmont Hot Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available for one-hour shifts.

Hy-Vee recalls Mealtime Asian Entrees due to milk allergen

  New food option coming to St. Peter

  Pheasant Café to close by year’s end

  Apple season begins in Minnesota

  Olive Gardens nationwide say “thank you” to first responders with free lunches

  Center Creek Orchard opens for the season

Continued Coverage

  St. Peter hosts Hatch Chile roasting event

  New partnership connects food suppliers, agricultural manufacturing companies

  People enjoy locally grown and raised food at Farm Feast

  Under the Sun Herb Farm brings unique flavor to local farmers markets

  Toody’s Sweet Treats; Henderson’s sweet tooth fixer

  New pizza option in Nicollet

BREAKING: Del Monte to close Sleepy Eye plant

The facility currently employs 22 salaried and 50 hourly employees, with up to 400 seasonal workers.

  Summer meal programs wrap up

Summer food programs are wrapping up, and KEYC News 12 has the numbers on how they’ve done this summer.

  Mankato Hy-Vee employee wins prestigious award

Each year, 11 employees out of 85,000 are nominated and chosen for Hy-Vee's highest customer service honor.

  New pizzeria opened its doors in Mankato

Kato Pizzeria opened its doors in Mankato last week offering fresh stone fired pizza.

  Alternative Roots Farm in full swing of apple season

  Crow Bar & Grill opens years after fire

  Sleepy Eye Food Shelf gets new home

  Corn roast for a cause raises funds for YMCA youth programs

KEYC’s RibFest contest winner announced

  Breakfast on the Farm teaches locals about where their food comes from

  Farmamerica hosts Meat-A-Palooza

The farm to fork experience was an opportunity for folks to truly see where their meat, beer and wine comes from.

  Wiste’s Meat Shop will be featured at the Minnesota State Fair

Wiste's Meat Shop has partnered with Nordic Waffles and will offer sweet and savory fair foods.

Reports: Pizza Hut will close hundreds of dine-in restaurants

One of America's largest pizza chains, Pizza Hut plans to focus on carryout and delivery business, TODAY.com reported Wednesday.

  Sweet corn season in full swing for Sasse Sweet Corn

Ever since it started, they pride themselves on keeping it old school, specifically their corn seed, which has been in the operation for years thanks to Green Giant.

  River Rock Coffee: A caffeine addition to downtown Mankato

River Rock Coffee is setting up shop on the corner of Warren and South Front Street.

  Power of Produce program promoting healthy food

Roots, Shoots and Boots is a food network in the Mankato and North Mankato area working to make sure everyone has access to healthy food.

  RibFest returns to Mankato

Ribbers have fired up their smokers for the 22nd year.

  Heart and Soil Community Garden blossoming despite the weather

Heart and Soil Community Garden started four years ago and now has 20 gardeners growing produce and tending to their plants.

  22nd annual Mankato Ribfest starts Thursday

Ribfest runs August 1 through the 4th at Riverfront Park.

  Meat-a-Palooza fundraiser at Farmamerica

It’s a tasting event to celebrate Minnesota meats, beers and wines while learning from the experts

  New Mediterranean grill features restaurant and grocery store

Shwarmania features a variety of cuisines while the grocery store features unique international products.

  St. Peter American Legion sells Whiskey River building

“We are excited to be able to join the St. Peter community and look forward to re-opening the restaurant soon,” said the new owners.

  Free french fry day at Eagle Lake’s Tator Days

The rain altered some scheduling - but nothing could stop Eagle Lake from hosting their annual Tator Days.

  Pepperboy Farms: urban and renewable farming

Topher Jacobson and his wife Mary wear many hats in the Grow Safe Minnesota network.

  Mankato’s Hauser Sweet Corn trucks start the season strong

The Mankato sweet corn truck is starting the season strong.

Ace Hardware grill expert “Grilling for Good”

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Saint Peter Food Shelf.

  Costco planning distribution center in area city

Owatonna is close to finalizing and breaking ground at a site for a 354,000 square foot distribution center.

  Elysian farmers’ market will be open on Thursdays until Oct. 24

The farmers' market is on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. through Oct. 24th at the Elysian Tourism Center.

  Blue Earth County Community Farm invites public

Volunteers got their hands dirty pulling weeds and maintaining the plants in the Blue Earth County Community Farm.

  Weather continues to threaten 2019 crops

Weather caused planting delays for farmers and now that crops are in the ground, weather is continuing to wreak havoc on the plants with rain, hail and wind gusts.

Fire up the grill! TNT Eats shares 4th of July grilling tips

Greg Taylor with TNT Eats joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to show off one of their food truck favorites.

  Visitors from near and far visit Henderson Sauerkraut Days, a tradition started in the 1930s

Nearly 90 years later, people like Katherine and Rob Lynch are visiting from Buffalo, New York.

  Growing season delay impacts local farmers

Today's weather is a part of what continues to be a tough growing for Minnesota farmers.

  Strawberry picking season ramping up in southern Minnesota

Scott Wilson with Mary’s Berries joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about how the strawberry crop is shaping up.

  August Schell Brewing Company hosts bees on roof, plans to sell honey

The family said this is one way they are raising awareness for bees.

  Cooking cheap and healthy meals with Friends in the Kitchen

Friends in the Kitchen meets every 3rd Tuesday in the month.

  The Original Brat Dogs makes its mark on Minnesota

The Original Brat Dogs food stand is growing rapidly and making appearances all around Minnesota.

  GreenSeam’s State of Ag focus groups begin next week

The first ever State of Ag Focus Group by GreenSeam is set to begin June 19th.

  Hy-Vee coming to St. Peter

Hy-Vee has already put up a few billboards in St. Peter to notify residents of their new store.

Salvation Army Mobile Outreach Meals Program provides children with food for the summer

The program, which began Monday, will provide children in need with nutritious meals until August 16.

  North Mankato Farmers Market opens for the summer

The North Mankato Farmers Market remains open weekly until October.

  Celebrating National Dairy Month with Culver’s

Brian from Culver’s Restaurants joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to celebrate National Dairy Month.

  Farmers Market now at Mankato Food Hub

The Hub Food Park teamed up with the Mankato Farmers Market to bring the Farmers Market downtown.

  St. Peter Read and Feed returns for the summer

The district's Read and Feed summer food program kicks off today at the St. Peter Middle School cafeteria.

Mankato Brewery hosting BBQ cook-off June 1

Mike Davis with Mankato Brewery joined KEYC News 12 This Midday to talk about a BBQ event happening Saturday June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brewery.

  Soy Innovation Campus Funding Approved

The Minnesota Legislature approved $5 million in funding for a Minnesota Soybean Growers Association project.

  North Mankato Farmers Market Seeks More Vendors

The North Mankato Farmers Market is very self–sufficient. It relies more so on the vendors and you, the customers, to keep it operating.

Growing with Grace Community Garden Encourages Residents to Plant in the Community

Anyone in the community can rent a plot, whether you're an experienced gardener or just starting out.

  Seasonal Delicacies at Cup N’ Saucer

Minnesota's state mushroom, morels, are begging to pop-up, so Cup N' Saucer in Sherburn is taking advantage of the seasonal delicacies.