Grow North at the Fulton Gran Fondo
9:00 am09:00

Grow North at the Fulton Gran Fondo

The Fulton Gran Fondo will be featuring Minnesota food products throughout its bike ride this year and have partnered with Grow North to rally our food community and find killer products to sample.  (Applications to sample product are now closed). 

Now in its 4th year, the Fulton Gran Fondo has become a premier Minnesota cycling event, drawing over 1,500 riders and an additional 2,500+ attendees to the block party. Each year, $1 from every pint sold at the block party is donated to a local non-profit. 

The Fulton Gran Fondo offers rider support & refreshments at 3 stops along the route, located in Carver (32 miles in), Cologne (60 miles), and Excelsior (80 miles in). 


Grow North at Taste of the Nation Hotlist Culinary Event
6:00 pm18:00

Grow North at Taste of the Nation Hotlist Culinary Event

  • Nicollet Island Pavillion

Grow North is partnering with No Kid Hungry to host a food entrepreneur sampling section at the Minneapolis Taste of the Nation Hotlist event on June 22. The event itself will include food and drink prepared by the Twin Cities 30+ top chefs and bartenders as a fundraiser to end child hunger in America. Grow North will host 6-8 companies to sample their product to the event attendee's.  It's going to be a great party, you should definitely come. Get tickets here.

Are you are an entrepreneur that would like to participate? Companies that sell product to restaurants will be given first priority. Participants must plan to bring 400-500 samples.

Apply to sample here

Chefs participating include: 
Gavin Kayser of Bellecour and Spoon & Stable
Erick Harcey of Upton 43
Jorge Guzman of Surly Brewer's Table
Todd MacDonald of Red Rabbit
JD Fratzke of Strip Club and Bar Brigade