Farmers Market Week is Aug. 5-11
National Farmers Market week is being celebrated throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa Aug. 5-11.
The local growers who operate farmers markets represent one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture. The popularity of farmers markets is a testament to the public’s desire for fresh produce, meat and other goods, purchased directly from the grower or maker.
The Rochester Downtown Farmers Market will kick off a month of diversity and international markets, called "Market for All." Chef demonstrations, music, giveaways are planned.
African cultures will be featured Aug. 11; Hispanic and Latino on Aug. 18; Asian and Pacific Island on Aug. 25.
The market at Main Street Square in Hampton, Iowa, also has several special events planed. From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Marie Boyd from Healthy Harvest will do food demonstrations and provide samples and recipes.
Here’s a short list of where and when you can find Minnesota and Iowa’s best.
Albert LeaWednesdays, at Broadway and Fountain.
HastingsTuesdays, at Westview Drive.
La CrescentTuesdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 420 S. Second St.
Lake CitYThursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Ohuta Beach.
LeRoyThursdays, at 111 E. Main St.
MantorvilleTuesdays, 10 a.m. o 6 p.m., at Riverside Park parking lot.
Northfield RiverwalkSaturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Division Street and Fourth Street.
PlainviewWednesdays, at 215 First St. SW.
Red WingSaturdays, at 357-399 W. Fourth St. and 212-290 Levee St.
RochesterSaturdays, at Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue SE.; Wednesdays, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., at Apache Mall.
WabashaWednesdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Main Street W. and Alleghany Ave.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, at Main Street W. and Alleghany Ave.
WinonASaturdays, at Fourth and Lafayette streets.
ZumbrotaTuesdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at East Park.