Farmers’ markets kick off 2009 season

The Midtown and Mill City farmers’ markets open for the season in early May.

On Saturday, May 2, Midtown begins its seventh — and possibly final — season at 2225 E. Lake, the parking lot of Anishinabe Academy. A week later, the Mill City market opens in Downtown East at 704 S. Second St., next to the Guthrie Theater.

Mill City opening events and offerings include a free market shopping bag, sponsored by Target; a “mini-farm” with roosters, hens, and maybe some spring farm babies; a cooking demo of spring recipes; and live guitar and violin music, sponsored by MOSAIC. Kids can paint pots and plant a flower while supplies last.

Among the dozen or so new vendors this year is Local D’Lish, a new local foods store in the warehouse district, will operate the Mill City General Store, selling local foods like milk, cream, butter, bison, dry goods, grains and more.

Visit www.millcityfarmersmarket.org for more information.

The Midtown market’s May 2 opening will feature a petting zoo, live music and more. Visit www.midtownfarmersmarket.org for more about the 2009 season and the market’s search for a permanent home after this year.

last revised: April 29, 2009