Duluth Farmers Market to open SaturdayThe Duluth Farmers Market opens Saturday, a sure sign of spring even if the weather isn’t cooperating.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
The Duluth Farmers Market opens Saturday, a sure sign of spring even if the weather isn’t cooperating.
It’s the market’s 61st season at the current location, 14th Avenue East and East Third Street, although there’s been a market in Duluth since 1911.
The market is open every Saturday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon well into autumn, and then sells Christmas trees.
The Hoffbauer Farm on Lindahl Road outside Duluth will be at the market Saturday with eggs, frozen chickens and maple syrup for sale as well as homemade crafts.
In a matter of weeks, vegetables such as leaf lettuce will be for sale at the market, thanks to the warmer climate inside hoop houses called tunnels that many growers now use to get a jump on the Northland growing season.
“I’m thinking we’ll have 10 or 15 vendors there on Saturday. Even though we don’t have a lot of green growing, we want to get people into the mood,” said Lois Hoffbauer, adding that she expects ample bedding plants, honey, jams and jellies and more homemade foods and crafts.
Some members of the market this year are organizing “Growing for a Cause,” a project to provide fresh veggies for people who use local food shelves.
Anyone interested in helping must attend an orientation session May 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Second Harvest warehouse, 4503 Airpark Blvd. in Duluth. The effort is in need of more land to grow crops on and more volunteers. For more information go to www.farmerdoug.com/growing_for_a_cause.htm or call (218) 721-2011.