It’s Farmers’ Market season again, and I am quite excited. I can’t think of a more tasty way to stimulate the local economy than to buy fruits and veggies right from the grower.
Fresh food has more nutrients, fewer or no additives, and great taste. I love to eat, so I love to support the people who grow food!
Gaylord’s Farmer’s Market is Wednesday afternoons beginning at 3 p.m. and located at the corner of Main and 5th Street. (I had just started typing this column when Crysal Bock called to let us know the market will open Wed., June 16th.) Those with a sweet tooth, may be pleased to find jams and jellies, honey and baked goods are available, too.
If you don’t live near Gaylord or want to see what else the wide world of Minnesota agriculture has to offer, you can check the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s website at http://www3.mda.state.mn.us/mngrown/ and find all kinds of information. You can even order a state-wide directory of farms and families participating the Minnesota Grown program.
Looking for gift idea? Put together a Minnesota grown basket. The Minnesota Grown directory can tell you where to find cheese, wine, wool, candles, wild rice and maple syrup.
Supporting local farmers, eating great food, what could be better?