By Erica Lanning, Neighborhood Roots market manager
Join Neighborhood Roots for one more winter market at Bachman’s on Lyndale on Saturday March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Your favorite vendors from Fulton, Kingfield and Nokomis farmers markets are bringing in winter produce, meats, cheese, and eggs, along with ready to eat treats, packaged foods, canned goods and handmade crafts. The full vendor roster is available here.
We’re celebrating local honey and pollinators with a honey sampling, featuring honey from four different farms: Davidson’s Farm, Havlicek’s Orchard, Minnesota Food Forest, and Walsh Ridge Farm. “Sweet Nature” authors Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen will be signing books from 10 a.m. to noon. Neighborhood Roots board member, dietician, and cookbook author Lizzie Streit will be demoing and sampling a recipe featuring honey from noon to 2 p.m. For information on how to care for pollinators in your yard, stop by the Hennepin County Master Gardeners’ table.
Turnip Rock Farm, Dancing the Land Farm, and Peter’s Pumpkins are bringing the last of their storage crops - radishes, turnips, onions and garlic. For fresh produce, grab mushrooms from R&R Cultivation and microgreens from Yum Microgreens.
Round out your shopping with grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork from Johnson Family Pastures and Dancing the Land Farm, poultry and eggs from Heart and Soil Ridge, and wild-caught salmon from Wild Run Salmon. Local cheesemakers Cosmic Wheel Creamery and LoveTree Farmstead Cheese have fresh and aged cheese options.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, check out Cakejam, Sweet T’s, Eat Me Bakery, Fruit and Grain, and Groveland Confections. For lunch, try an empanada from Atacama Catering, pakora from Krishna’s Delight, and eggrolls from Rainbow Chinese Restaurant.
Expect to see lots of local artisans too. From skincare to knit socks to journals, there’s so much to explore and enjoy.
Town Hall Brewery will be pouring beer, and all proceeds go to the markets. Non-alcoholic options include Town Hall’s house-made root beer, kombucha from WOW Kombucha, and Cafe Palmira coffee available at the info booth.
Market days are fun for the whole family. Lake Harriet UM Preschool will be providing kid’ activities. Local favorite Todd n’ Tina will be playing family-friendly jams from 10 a.m. to noon, then jazz trio The Pocket will be playing until market close at 2 p.m.
Mark your calendars for the first market dates of the season:
Fulton Farmers Market opens Saturday, May 20 at 4901 Chowen Ave S.
Kingfield Farmers Market opens Sunday, May 21 at 4055 Nicollet Ave.
And the newly reopened Nokomis Farmers Market opens Wednesday, June 14 at 5167 Chicago Ave.