Getting freshSummer is in full bloom, and so is the Woodbury Farmers Market.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
Summer is in full bloom, and so is the Woodbury Farmers Market.
Sunday morning dozens of people browsed the many produce stands at the farmers market, located in the Central Park parking lot. The produce included: strawberries, lettuce, potatoes, snap peas, rhubarb, broccoli, radishes, jelly, salsa, honey and maple syrup.
Woodbury is home to two farmers markets – both part of the St. Paul Growers’ Association and offshoots of the St. Paul Farmers Market.
The Central Park market has been open eight years and is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 to Oct. 30.
The second farmers market location is located at CityWalk and has been around for the past three years. That location is open Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 29 to Oct. 12.
The farmers markets sell only fresh, locally grown products that go directly from the grower to the consumer, according to the St. Paul Farmers Market website.
Woodbury resident Debbie Patton was out at the farmers market with her mother Sue Bogard to browse the fresh produce.
“I love the freshness of the produce,” Bogard said.
Patton said she looks forward to the strawberries, potatoes and snap peas at the farmers market.
Other produce that will be available throughout the summer includes: blueberries, beets, green beans, kohlrabi, sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and summer squash.
Visit www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com for more information about the St. Paul Farmers Market and the St. Paul Growers’ Association.