farmers market

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Area farmers markets are in full swing. “This is definitely the height of the season in terms of variety and quantity,” said Minnesota Grown spokesman Paul Hugunin, of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Sweet corn, tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, onions, carrots and peppers are available at many farmers markets, [...]

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The city of Elk River is seeking vendors for the 2013 farmers market in downtown Elk River. Karen Wingard of Elk River Parks and Recreation said they are interested in vendors with a variety of goods to sell, from produce, flowers, eggs and plants to soap, syrup, baked goods and honey. “We really want unique [...]

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  by Joni Astrup Associate editor Roland Burquest and his wife, Marlys, were on their way home several years ago when they spotted a sign for bison meat near Hudson, Wis. They knew the meat was low in fat and healthy and were thinking about trying it, so they stopped in and bought some. As [...]

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