Enjoy the Bounty of the Market This September

051.jpgAs summer ends and fall arrives, we are all reminded of what a great month September is to shop the Midtown Farmers Market. While we still have some great summertime favorites like heirloom tomatoes and melons, fall items like apples and squash have now arrived at the market. Be sure to take full advantage of the bounty of summer and the arrival of fall crops this month at the Market!

We also have another month of fun and exciting activities planned for this September. On September 10th we’ll be holding Nordic Fest in collaboration with Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts and the American Swedish Institute. The day will feature poetry, music, and more! We’ll also be Feeding the Carrot on the 10th, so please contribute to keep the market a vibrant and fun place to shop for fresh food and engage with neighbors. On September 17th, we’ll be holding our Fall Harvest Celebration at Du Nord Craft Spirits from 6-10pm to raise funds for the market. See our ad in this month’s edition of the Corcoran Newspaper for more details.  On September 24th, we’ll be celebrating the Native American and Latino communities of South Minneapolis! Due to rain on our regularly scheduled Festival del Maiz, we’ve moved programming to September 24th and we’ll be celebrating both of these beautiful cultures alongside one another. The day will include live music, poetry, dance, and much more, don’t miss out!

Here are some of the great items you’ll find at the market this month:

Vegetables and Herbssweet corn, shallots, roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, romaine lettuce, red & green leaf lettuce, carrots, rainbow carrots, a variety of onions, beets, eggplant, a variety of potatoes including fingerling, yellow summer squash, salad and pickling cucumbers, bell peppers, yellow beans, kale, okra, chard, collard greens, multiple varieties of hot peppers, scallions, salad greens, peter pan squash, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, kohlrabi, tomatillos, snow peas, purple and green cabbage, fennel, white and purple cauliflower, ground cherries, turnips, radishes, garlic, basil, parsley, thyme, mint, and dill.

Fruits—elderberries, watermelon, cantaloupe and other types of melons, apples, pears, plums, raspberries, and rhubarb.

Flowers and Plantsassorted cut flowers, potted flowers and plants.

Animal Productscage free eggs, grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork and lamb, free range chicken, salamis and other artisan meats, aged and fresh cheeses, and honey.

Canned and Prepared Foods-- pickles, hot sauces, jams and jellies, preserves, breads, cookies, scones, and other baked goods, granola, and kettle corn.

Hot and Ready-to-Eat Foods-- bubble tea, kombucha, popsicles, omelettes, boiled and deep fried peanuts, tacos, burritos, tamales, samosas, chana masala, coffee, tea, mango lassis, empanadas, and other refreshments.

Arts, Crafts, and More-- Books, lawn art, upcycled decorative bee and bird houses, handmade glass, beaded, stone, and sterling silver jewelry, aromatherapy items, handmade sewn, crocheted, and knitted items.

The Midtown Farmers Market is located at the corner of E. Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue at 2225 E. Lake Street and offers fresh, local goods every Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm from May-June and Tuesday from 3:00pm-7:00pm June-October. 

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