Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The St. Paul farmers' market

One of my favorite things about MN in the summer is the farmer's market. I am lucky enough to live just a few miles from the St. Paul farmers' market and work downtown Minneapolis which is right in the heart of the Mpls farmers' market on Thursdays. I love walking down the busy street on my lunch hour with all the amazing smells and vibrance.

These photos are from the St. Paul farmers' market. Everything at this market is locally grown. My favorite items are the huge beets and sweet raspberries.

Beautiful currants

My first time ever seeing gooseberries. 

I was planning on making a rustic tomato tart with these beauties but ran out of time over the weekend and used them in simple salad instead.  Still delicious. 

How often do you attend your local farmers' market? What is your favorite item to buy?


  1. Gorgeous pictures, Jenna. I have not been able to go as much as I'd like this year, but I love the Minneapolis Farmer's Market on Sat/Sun mornings. I love buying flowers, herbs, meats, olives, corn and other veggies. However, one of my favorite things is to start my day with one of the fabulous brats you can get there with peppers, and a freshly-squeezed lemonade. It's a tradition that my mom and I have had for years.

  2. I love food from the farmers market so yummy and fresh! You have to love the fact the food is locally grown. I love buying their huge beets for our partys and I like the hummus they sell too. The flowers are pretty amazing as well!


  3. I agree with Maija...those fresh squeezed lemonades are amazing! My hubby is obsessed with salsa so it's fun to try some of those too :)

  4. Love all the comments, ladies! Ashley - check out Curt's salsa on Nicollet Mall (in front of City Center). They have awesome salsa and I always get the triple hot that has a nice kick! My hubby loves spicy and he loves this stuff.

  5. i work downtown minneapolis as well!! i love the mpls farmer's market on thursdays!!
    i want to check out the st. paul market! i love the photos you got, everything looks so yummy and fresh!!
    i'm going to buy some of the salsa you speak of!! my fiance loves spicy food as well!

  6. I love the farmer's market. I love buying zuchinni and green peppers for stir fry. I also love the flowers!


  7. These photos are incredible; I'm not hungry, but my mouth is watering! The SF farmer's market is pretty incredible, and I feel lucky to wake up at the crack of dawn on Saturday because the veggies are so good! I love the hard-to-find root vegetables, especially in the winter.

  8. Great pics, Jenna! I love the farmer's market!

  9. I LOVE the downtown Mpls. farmers market. I used to go as often as I can and pick up flowers and berries, but haven't gone as much lately. Your pictures make me excited for Thursday - I'll have to make a special trip this week!