Once again, it is our favorite time of year; Farmers Market time! The weather has finally warmed into Spring (with the exception of last Saturday's windy cold snap) with the grass and trees greening and flowers abloom. Vendors, artisans and growers are bringing out their first offerings for purchase, with the promise of fresh fruits and vegetables coming later in the year. For some folks in the Twin Cities area, the opening of the Markets are the true First day of Spring!
For Winter Goddess Foods, a few changes are afoot for the 2016 Market season. As always, we will once again be a fixture at the Midtown Farmers Market, which is our home market, selling our wares and once again collecting tips for the Second Harvest Heartland food shelf. Our company was able to collect enough funds to provide Second Harvest with the ability to serve over 2800 meals to our hungry neighbors in the Twin Cities last year, and we are hoping for an even better effort in 2016.
|Richfield Farmers Market|
We will also be vendors in two new Markets this year, with an emphasis on being closer to our home in South Minneapolis. While Mary Ellen and myself will be at Midtown on Saturday, this weekend Terry will be starting our first year at the Richfield Farmers Market at Veterans Memorial Park at 64th Street & Portland Ave S, in Richfield MN (held under the picnic pavilion) It is a well established venue swinging into its 25th year of operation, and we are please to be a part of this well run community institution.
|Centennial Lakes Park|
On Thursdays this year starting in June, Terry and I will be introducing our products at the Centennial Lakes Farmers Market at 7499 France Ave S, in Edina, MN. It is situated within a beautiful 24-acre community park and a 10-acre lake surrounded with beautifully landscaped grounds, formal and informal seating areas, swinging benches and fountains. Operating our stand near the water will be the perfect change of pace from the "concrete jungle" and we are definitely looking forward to it.
Click these links for more info on each of our Market venues.
Midtown Farmers Market
Richfield Farmers Market
Centennial Lakes Farmers Market
We are also pleased to tell you that in advance of the Midtown Farmers Market opening, Terry and I were interviewed by Kelly Savage of the Corcoran News, the community newspaper in our area. We received a nice write-up from her, which increased our visibility at the market and was remarked upon by a large number of customers who visited our tent.
There article can be viewed here!
For more timely news about our goings on, please check out our Facebook page at Winter Goddess Foods!
Blessings and Peace!