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.
Last Saturday was opening day at Mill City Farmers Market and the market was abuzz with people and the vendors were flush with produce. It was like visiting a market in full swing, and I don’t doubt that other markets will be similar these first few weeks of the season.READ MORE: Rally, Celebration Being Held On What Would Have Been Daunte Wright's 21st Birthday
Here’s what to expect when heading to the market:
asparagus (go early!)
jams, jellies, pickled and fermented vegetables
hand crafted soaps and bodycare
and even more!
4901 Chowen Ave. S.
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4310 Nicollet Ave. S.
Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Linden Hills Farmers’ Market at Settergren’s Hardware
2813 West 43rd St.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Don’t forget about St. Paul’s neighborhood markets in Roseville, Andover, Maplewood and Burnsville throughout the week and the Nicollet Mall outpost of the Minneapolis Farmers Market (located on Hennepin Avenue this year) held on Thursdays.
Crystal created Café Cyan in 2006 as a way to share recipes and inspire others to try new foods. In early 2009, she created a food blog for WCCO called Bite of Minnesota, which focuses on local food in Minnesota and the surrounding area.MORE NEWS: You Can Always Get What You Want? Mick Jagger Has 2 Juicy (Jucy) Lucys Before Concert