I went again to both Saturday farmers markets (St. Paul and Mpls) this morning. (See last week's link.) Much more activity this week. Still too many bedding plants, too much meat, cheese, pastries, California vegetables.
But the organic farmers on the northwest end of the St. Paul market had gorgeous bibb lettuce, arugula, and spinach. I asked how they grew them so large so early in Minnesota. They said they kept them covered. All were expensive, but worth it to get these beauties.
No Hmong ladies yet with their mustard greens and baby bok chow. I expect them next week.
These organic farmers and Hmong ladies are always very early with their vegetables. They are miracleworkers.
Over in Minneapolis, one farmer from Wells, MN (near Owatanna) had some hothouse tomatos, peppers and burpless cucumbers. I bought some cucumbers that were OK.
Thank you, Kate, for the art crawl recommendation near last week's St. Paul market. I'm sorry to have missed it.