North Dakota

MyPlate, MyState North Dakota iconHello, NORTH DAKOTA!

MyPlate, MyState connects Americans with the foods and flavors grown in their states and regions. Use the information below to find out how the foods grown and raised by North Dakota producers can help create a healthy eating style and support local farmers and communities!

North Dakota’s Locally Grown and Produced Foods

image of MyPlate Fruit Group button Apples, Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupes and Muskmelons, Cherries (sweet and tart), Grapes, Honeydew Melons, Pears, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Watermelons
image of MyPlate Vegetable Group button Asparagus, Beans (snap), Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage (head), Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumbers and Pickles, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Lettuce (leaf), Onions (dry and green), Peas (green), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Squash (summer and winter), Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips
image of MyPlate Grains Group button Barley, Buckwheat, Corn for grain (e.g., flour), Oats, Rye, Wheat (spring*)
image of MyPlate Protein Foods Group button Beans (other than lima beans), Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Elk, Emu, Field Peas, Flaxseed, Goat, Goose, Hazelnuts (Filberts), Lamb, Lentils, Partridge, Peas, Pheasant, Pigeon or Squab, Pork, Quail, Rabbit, Soybeans, Sunflower Seeds, Turkey, Venison
image of MyPlate Dairy Group button Milk, Milk from sheep and goats

* Ranked number 1 in the U.S. – Source: 2012 Census of Agriculture

Note: Beans and Peas in the Protein Foods list are in dried form and are used as meat alternatives. Additionally, foods that do not belong to any food group are not listed.


Official State Products of North Dakota

  • Beverage: Milk
  • Fish: Northern pike
  • Fruit: Chokecherry

Did You Know?

  • North Dakota is the top producer of spring wheat in the U.S.
  • North Dakota is also a major producer of colonies of bees and all types of wheat.
  • Up to 31% of schools in North Dakota are using local and regional foods to serve healthy, MyPlate-inspired meals to kids. That’s over $1 million invested in the local economy!

Show Us Your Plate!

  • What does your North Dakota plate look like? Show how you use foods from your state and region by taking a picture of your plate and sharing on social media using the hashtag #MyPlateMyState. Check out the USDA Blog post for more information on how to share your plate!

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