As soon as we start to have warm weather and sunshine, the talk turns to farmers markets and we start to get antsy about cooking fresh and local again. Typically at this time, the abundance of produce hasn’t quite hit us yet – it is Minnesota after all! However, thanks to an early spring the first markets will likely offer more than in years prior.
It arrives all too quickly, but alas, it’s here: Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer. If you’ve already made your pilgrimages to the Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival, what else can you do on this glorious long weekend? Plenty.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services says more Minnesota residents are taking advantage of a state assistance program to purchase produce at farmers markets.
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A sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you’ll be able to do something new — taste test the merchandise.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is updating its annual Minnesota Grown directory of farms and farmers markets. The 2013 edition listed 970 farmers and farmers markets. Producers who grow or raise products to sell directly to consumers are eligible to be included.
Farmers market managers and vendors from across Minnesota gather in Waite Park on Thursday for the Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association’s Spring Conference.
How do you host a farmers market in the coldest months of the year? You put the growers and vendors inside.
It’s a little hard to believe that we’re at the tail end of farmers market season already, but this weekend brings the close of several markets in the Twin Cities area. Thankfully, the Minneapolis and St. Paul markets are open year-round.
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Earlier this week, Gov. Mark Dayton declared it Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. That’s a big deal, since there are more than 150 farmers markets statewide.
The Minneapolis Farmers Market is celebrating its 75th year at its location on the edge of downtown.
People have been asking me, “When do the markets open?” for about a month now. Since the weather has been unusually warm, this question is not surprising; we’ve all been craving some local produce.
Many of Minnesota’s farmers markets expect more customers this year after the USDA approved a program that allows consumers to pay with food stamps.