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Local Egg Company Clamors For Super Bowl Ad Time

WRENSHALL, Minn. (WCCO) - According to the owners of Locally Laid Eggs, their chickens are known as 'athletes.'

Oh, and they're all named 'Lola.'

The egg company is one of the finalists in a competition to win free ad time during the Super Bowl.

The family farmers were in the Twin Cities Monday in an effort to get out the vote for the contest, which is sponsored by the software company Intuit.

Owners Lucy and Jason Amundsen, along with their kids and the Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, were celebrating the announcement at the Seward Co-Op in south Minneapolis.

"It is really good to be able to sell directly to businesses and restaurants because that's what makes a farm sustainable," Lucy said.

They hope the ad will get the country talking about locally-produced food.

"I think the other big thing I would hope comes out of this Super Bowl contest is, in the end, what this nation desperately more farmers," Jason said.

Click here for more information on Locally Laid Eggs, and how to vote for Lola click here.

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