Posted on May 2,2014
As we retire our winter jackets and boots in exchange for tank tops and sandals, one thing comes to mind: the farmers market. Nothing signifies the arrival of warmer months more than that!
The first market of the season will be on Saturday, May 3 from 7:30 a.m. – noon in the parking lot located at 4th St & 4th Ave SE (and every subsequent Saturday through October).
Rochester’s downtown farmers market boasts a variety of vendors, all of whom are local growers who live and farm/garden within 50 miles of Rochester.
In early spring, market attendees can expect to find a selection of in-season produce including asparagus, spinach, watercress, lettuce, arugula, rhubarb, morel and shitake mushrooms, salad mixes, sprouts, ramps (wild leeks), green onions, mustard greens, radishes, edible flowers, and shallots.
In addition to produce, the market also offers an assortment of other locally-sourced items such as flower & herb starters, meat, eggs, various dairy products, jams & jellies, maple syrup, pasta, goat milk soap, and baked goods.
Shopping at the farmers market is a great way to get a variety of fresh and organic foods and helps to support our local farmers.
Make sure to ‘like’ the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market Facebook page for weekly updates and healthy recipe ideas!
Written by: Jeanette Caban
Jeanette is on the RDFM advisory board – a committee that strives to improve and promote the market. Jeanette works as a Communications Coordinator at the Post-Bulletin by day and spends her free time DIYing, urban gardening, running and crafting up new vegetarian recipes. Check out some of her projects on her blog, SimplyChic.