Where In The Fair Is Jason DeRusha? The Horticulture Building


GO TO WCCO.COM/FACEBOOK AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ON TWITTER AS WELL. TIME TO GO BACK TO THE FAIRGROUNDS TO FIND WHERE IN THE FAIR IS JASON DERUSHA. YOU FOUND A SWEET SPOT TODAY. Reporter: WHO CARES WHERE I AM, CONGRATULATIONS, MATT AND KATE. THANK YOU. Reporter: VERY COOL. JASON IS A GREAT NAME. SLIGHTLY FALLEN OUT OF FAVOR. MAYBE MIDDLE NAME. Reporter: YOU COULD BRING IT BACK. WE ARE SOAP HAPPY FOR YOU GUY– SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS, CONGRATULATIONS. LETS TALK ABOUT BEES, IN THE AG AND HORT BUILDING, SUCH A COOL BUILDING, YOU HAVE CROP ART, YOU HAVE APPLES, AND YOU HAVE HONEY. THIS IS THE ELEMENT OF DANGER I WAS SPEAKING ABOUT. WE HAVE THE BEE COLONY RIGHT HERE AND I ALSO HAVE THE AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN. IT IS NOT OFFICIAL UNLESS THERE IS A CROWN. KIM, THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. Reporter: FIRST OF ALL, HOW DOES ONE BECOME THE AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN? YOU ARE THE QUEEN FOR ALL OF AMERICA. CORRECT, IT IS AN INTEBSIVE JOB INTERVIEW PROCESS AND YOU NEED 1 YEAR OF THE STATE HONEY QUEEN. YOU WERE THE WISCONSIN HONEY QUEEN. YOU HAVE BEEN A BEE KEEPER HOW LONG? A FEW YEARS. Reporter: WHAT IS FUN ABOUT BEES TO YOU? I HAVE A STRONG BACKGROUND IN AGRUCULTURE AND 4H, I LOVE HOW IT TIES AGRUCULTURE AND FOOD SUPPLY, THEY PAUL NAME 1/3 OF ALL THE FOOD WE EAT. Reporter: IN MINNESOTA WE HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON THE LOSS OF BEES AND IT IS SOMEWHAT OF A MYSTERY, WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT. BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS TO KEEP THE BEES GOING BY PLANTING GOOD THINGS AND EATING MINNESOTA HONEY. YOU BROUGHT SOME MINNESOTA HONEY PRODUCTS. WE HAVE GREAT CLOVER AND COMB HONEY. Reporter: SOME PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE HONEY HAS DIFFERENT FLAVORS WHEN YOU GET IT FROM A GREAT PRODUCER. THIS HONEY IS, WHAT? NATURE’S FINEST? A CLOVER BASSWOOD AND THE COLOR AND FLAVOR OF HONEY ALL DEPENDS ON THE NECTAR SOURCE THE BEES ARE GATHERING FROM. Reporter: SO GOOD, YOU GET VERY, VERY STRONG CLOVER, GRASSY FLAVOR TO THAT WHICH IS REALLY NICE. I ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THIS. YOU SEE THIS FOR SALE SOMETIMES, THE ACTUAL HONEYCOMB, YOU JUST DIVE IN. Reporter: COMPLETELY EDIBLE, THE WAX IS WHAT THE BEES MAKE THENLSELVES SO YOU CAN EAT IT, SUCK OUT ALL THE HONEY AND CHEW THE WAX. THAT IS WHERE A LOT OF THE AROMA AND FLAVOR IS. Reporter: THAT IS DELICIOUS, REALLY GOOD. BOY, THAT IS NICE. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING THE AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN. THAT IS A GREAT HONOR, KIM. THIS IS KIM CASTER FROM MINNESOTA. CONGRATULATIONS. YOU LOOK GREAT IN A CROWN. LOOK AT THIS HONEY, VERY NICE. WE ARE AT THE AGRUCULTURE BUILDING, THEY DO HAVE HERE, YOU GET LIKE A BEE BEARD ONCE A WEEK. SADLY, THAT WAS YESTERDAY. I MISSED OUT ON THAT. DUDE, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY COOL TO SEE YOU IN A BEE WEIRD. Reporter: A GIANT– YEAH, IT WOULD BE GREAT. AWESOME. ONE THING I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR, JASON, IS THAT HONEY SUN FLOWER ICE CREAM? IF YOU CAN FIND THAT FOR ME. Reporter: HONEY SUN FLOWER ICE CREAM? WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE ANYONE’S SUGGESTION. WE WILL TAKE OUR OWN. THURSDAY ON MIDMORNING, JASON DERUSHA EATS, HE EATS A LOT. HE IS TRYING SOMETHING CRISPY AND DELICIOUS AT THE STATE FAIR. HI, JASON. Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT, KYLIE, SUPER HEALTHY TOO, LITTLE CHANGE WHEN YOU THINK OF TRADITIONAL FAIR FOOD. WE ARE INSIDE THE AGRUCULTURE BUILDING, HONESTLY WITH MY NUMBER 1 STATE FAIR FOOD SUGGESTION, WHENEVER PEOPLE SAY WHAT SHOULD I EAT AT THE FAIR? THIS IS IT. THE CIDER FREEZE, THIS IS THE PERFECT FOOD FOR A STATE FAIR. BECAUSE IT IS MINNESOTA GROWN APPLES IN THIS THING AND IT COMES FROM PINE TREE APPLE ORCHARDS. THIS IS GENE. WHERE ARE THE ORCHARDS? ONE IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. Reporter: YOU HAVE BEEN DOING THE CIDER FREEZE FOR HOW LONG? A LONG TIME. A LONG TIME. Reporter: A BLEND OF APPLES? DIFFERENT, SO MANY SWEET TO SOUR, NOT TOO SWEET, NOT TOO TART. Reporter: YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME FILLING THE SLEEVES. YEAH. Reporter: LEGAL, HIGH SCHOOL KIDS, IT IS FINE. YOU GROW ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT APPLES, THIS IS IN THE PRODUCT. THIS IS $1.50, BEST BARGAIN AT THE FAIR. SURE IS. Reporter: WHAT ELSE? THIS IS AN APPLE ROLLOVER, IT IS BROWN SUGAR, BUTTER, AND APPLE FILLING WITH A PUFF PASTRY AND CIDER ICING. CAN YOU HOLD THE MICROPHONE FOR A SECOND? SURE. Reporter: WE WILL CRACK THIS OPEN. THERE IT IS. WHEN I WAS A KID I REMEMBER THE HOSTESS APPLE PIES. THIS LIKE CHANNELS SOME OF THAT, BUT IT IS GOOD. YES, REAL FRESH APPLES, NOT CANNED. Reporter: THIS IS APPLESAUCE, RIGHT? APPLESAUCE, STRICTLY APPLE, NO SUGAR, NO WATER, NOTHING ADDED. Reporter: MAN, THAT IS SO GOOD. YEAH. Reporter: TASTES VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE APPLESAUCE AT THE STORE. YES. Reporter: LOVE IT. DO YOU SELL A LOT OF APPLES? YES, THE APPLES ARE A BIG TRADITION AT THE FAIR. WE USED TO JUST HAVE BEACONS, NOW WE HAVE, LIKE TODAY WE HAVE BEACONS STAR, AND SWEET TANGO. Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FAMILY. A WONDERFUL STORY, GREAT SUCCESS HERE AT THE FAIR. I AM NOT KIDDING, KYLIE, YOU HAVE HEARD ME SAY THIS BEFORE, THIS IS WHERE IT IS AT. THE CIDER FREEZE. $1.50. THE PRICE DID GO UP THIS YEAR. WHY? THE BAGS ARE BIGGER. REJ JUST LOST IT WHEN YOU PULLED OUT THE APPLE PIE THING. SO GOOD. SO GOOD. THANKS, JASON.

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