Minneapolis Best Farmers’ Market is Hosting A Huge Event This Saturday
Minnesota's Commissioner of Agriculture, Thom Peterson, is patiently awaiting the arrival of the event. This year, he will be giving a presentation from 10-10:30 am. In a statement, Peterson said:
“I’m thrilled to be celebrating the vital role farmers’ markets play in connecting Minnesota producers to buyers seeking fresh, healthy, local food.”
After the talk, Peterson and a special guest will create their favorite farmers' market drink of the month, called Midtown Iced Tea.
Free samples will be available for guests.
Kathy Zeman, executive director of Minnesota Farmers' Market Association, who will also give a short presentation this Saturday, explained:
"National Farmers' Market Week is a great opportunity to celebrate local markets and to highlight the essential role that small and mid-size farmers play in our local food shed. The Midtown Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to wrap up this years’ week-of-celebration. They host over 50,000 visitors a year, were awarded Best Farmers’ Market of 2020 by City Pages, and were the first farmers’ market in Minnesota to accept SNAP. The Midtown Farmers’ Market combines great energy, a wonderful supply of locally grown foods, and great culture.”
Agriculture is a key pillar in the foundation of Minnesota's economy. In fact, Minnesota has over 350 markets located throughout the state.
There will be other shopping events and activities to look forward to this Saturday at the market.
The event is held by Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association (MFMA), The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Minnesota Grown program, the Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU), and the Midtown Farmers’ Market.