Nowthen Farmers Market

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Greg Enkhaus is a chemical engineer who ran a successful business before selling it at age 48. Now he’s a regular at the Nowthen Farmers Market, where he sells jams, pickles, salsa, sauerkraut, Italian antipasto, black bean and corn salsa, and other products he makes in a venture he calls […]

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The Nowthen Farmers Market will open for the season on Thursday, June 19. Hours are 3-7 p.m. The farmers market will continue each Thursday through Sept. 25, (closed July 4) concluding Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Nowthen Heritage Festival. The Nowthen Farmers Market will be located at the corner of Viking Boulevard and Nowthen Boulevard.

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Ryan Thompson grew up on a farm in Nowthen, and farming is in his blood. He took over his grandfather’s vegetable farming business after Wally Thompson died and today, he and his wife, Becky, grow produce on 15 acres of land in Nowthen. “I enjoy doing it,” he said. They […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor It all started with a gift of watermelons. Lynda Kolasa was at Bill’s Superette in Nowthen one day when she saw watermelons on cars. When she inquired about it, she was told someone had a bumper crop and put the extras on people’s cars for them to take home. Kolasa […]

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• Click here to read about an upcoming Nowthen Farmers Market meeting. Judy Riess will be a vendor at the Nowthen Farmers Market. by Joni Astrup Associate editor  In a pasture along Rum River Boulevard in Oak Grove, alpacas grazed and frolicked on a recent mild spring day. Their home is Rum River Alpacas, an operation […]

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• Click here to read about Rum River Alpacas, which will be one of the vendors at the Nowthen Farmers Market. A sign-up clinic will run from 5–7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, for people interested in participating in the Nowthen Farmers Market. The meeting will be held at the market site, located at 199th Avenue […]

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