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Twin Cities farmers markets - today's update

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Twin Cities farmers markets - today's update

shoo-bee-doo | May 18, 2002 12:12 PM

A cool gorgeous day today here in the Twin Cities to wake up early and go to the markets. The trees are almost in full blossom.

A little more fresh, local produce today. My favorite organic farmers (Lengfeld is their name) at the St. Paul market had the usual wonderful Bibb lettuce that I've purchased the last 3 weeks, along with arugula, radishes, spinach, asparagus, kohlrabi, rhubarb and cucumbers. All expensive but worth it.

In the southeast corner, a Hmong family had those great large scallions again. I used them this past week sliced thinly in soups and salads.

Many farmers had asparagus and spinach. I usually stick with the organic farmers before I head over to the others.

Not much fresh, local produce in Minneapolis. The Mpls. farmers market is becoming more of a fleamarket. I like it for the atmosphere and the fact that anything goes. Today I tasted some tea from Tibet and chocolates from Belgium. And I love it when the Peruvian panpipe players play and sing as they do in every major city in the world.

Kate, you mentioned that the St. Paul farmers market has produce and products from only a 50-mile radius. That is why I purchase more from that market. But it is fun to go over to see what's happening in Mpls.

The Mpls. market was unbelievably crowded at 7:30 in the morning. It gets worse as the summer progresses.

So what's happening at the markets in Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas?

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