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Apr 23, 2009 10:20 AM

MSP farmers markets

They open this weekend and I'm curious what to expect during the first few weeks.

I know I'm going to be stopping at the Olive guy at the Minneapolis farmers market. I imagine those who bring imported goods will be there. Anything grown locally going to be there this weekend? Probably quite a few flowers no doubt?

When does the Mill City Market open up? That is one fabulous way to have breakfast. or lunch for that matter.

Yeah for spring and farmers markets!

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  1. Mill City farmers market opens on Mother's Day weekend.

    Scroll down the page to see a seasonal guide to MN produce (which starts in May). There's not a lot growing here in April, except perhaps in a greenhouse. But maybe someone would have some ramps or fiddlehead ferns?


    1. You might see radishes, green onions, and asparagus. The guy from Blue Earth has fabulous asparagus.

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        1. St. Paul's market was all meat, cheese, eggs and potted plants. But I got some awesome cheese, a nice chicken, and a bone for the dog.

          1. It was pretty dead at the MPLS market on Saturday. There were a few vendors selling stuff that had been shipped in, and several vendors with potted rhubarb. Lots of potted plants and seedlings. Some cut flowers. All the food stands were up and running, as well the meat/egg/dairy vendors.

            Outside of that, nothing. Maybe a 1/4 of the stalls were filled.