Fulton Farmers Market
I love the proliferation of local farmers markets in Minneapolis/St. Paul! I used to think there were essentially two farmers markets in our area: Minneapolis and St. Paul. They are both great, and offer a wide variety of fresh produce, honey, cheese, local farm raised meats, and a host of other products. Neighborhood markets have been around for a few years, but a cycling buddy recently told me about Fulton Farmers Market. If you don’t live in SW Minneapolis, you might find your neighborhood market in the Mpls Star Tribune map.
Fulton Farmers Market is in South Minneapolis, at 49th and Chowen, which is so close and convenient! I have been there a couple of times now, and I’m hooked. It’s an easy bike ride, but parking is pretty easy too. I just love the smaller scale. It seems like there is at least one of everything you might need from a farmers market. Here are a few photos from this Saturday.
Now, truth be told, I still go to the big farmers markets on occasion. Even though it’s more of a time investment, there are special vendors that are only at certain markets.
I have a special affinity for the St. Paul Farmers Market, because Mary Falk of Love Tree Farm brings her artisan cheeses. It’s a 40 mile round trip bike ride from my house, so I get a nice long ride and wonderful artisan cheeses; it’s my “earn your cheese ride”. Definitely worth a future blog entry all by itself!
In the meantime, go visit your neighborhood farmers market!