Moveable Feast: Farmers Markets

by John Birge, Minnesota Public Radio
June 6, 2014

St. Paul, Minn. — For our weekly feature, "Moveable Feast," Rachel Hutton of Minnesota Monthly joins John Birge to talk about where to go and what to eat in Minnesota.

With summer now in bloom, John and Rachel turn their attention to farmers markets.

Rachel cites the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis and the St. Paul Farmers Market in Lowertown as a couple noteworthy ones in the Twin Cities. She also lauds the smaller neighborhood markets in Minneapolis, such as the Fulton, Kingfield and Linden Hills farmers markets. John adds that the farmers market in the pedestrianized street between Wabasha and St. Peter Streets in downtown St. Paul is a nice weekday option.

In greater Minnesota, Rochester and Duluth have well-known farmers markets.

Further afield, John and Rachel talk about the influential farmers market in Madison, Wis., known as the Dane County Farmers Market. This market has inspired a lot of farm-to-table cuisine, such as that practiced at Madison's James Beard-recognized L'Etoile restaurant.

And, John adds, it's also an excuse to stop at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wis., a first-ring suburb of Madison.

Find links to all these markets under 'Resources', at right.

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