Aren't you simply itching to get your farmers market season underway? What with all this teasing weather, I keep expecting to see the tents on Nicollet Mall every Thursday I drive in. Well, it's not much longer until we can kick into high market gear, here's a little date sheet to tuck into your calendar.
Minneapolis Farmers Market ... OPEN spring market Saturdays 9am - 12pm. Season opener APRIL 21, Nicollet Mall opener APRIL 28. I need some Mrs. Kelly's teas and some more hot sauce from that hot sauce guy.
Richfield Farmers Market ... Open MAY 5. You know this is the third largest market in the metro, yeah?
Northeast Farmers Market ... Indoor market this weekend, April 14! Season opener JUNE 2. Opening day comes with a pancake breakfast kickoff with real maple syrup!
Midtown Farmers Market ... Open MAY 5. This market is 10 years strong, I will miss the Magic Bus, though.
Goose Lake Farm Market ... Open MAY 5. It's a real farm with a real market. And a winery.
Excelsior Farmers Market ... Open MAY 5. New location in the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church lot.
Uptown Market ... Open JUNE 10. New location in the Intermedia Arts lot and new hours run 10am - 3pm.For more info on all those little markets popping up all over the place, check out the Minnesota Farmers Market Association.