Duluth Farmer’s Market Opens April 30

Duluth Farmer's Market

Duluth Farmer’s Market
14th Ave. E. and Third St.
Open 7am to noon

The first edition of Lois Hoffbauer’s Farmer’s Market Update arrived via email today. I thought I’d share.

Get on the email list and she’ll keep you posted as to what’s happening each week at the market: what’s in season, when to plant, and all the good stuff you want/need to know.

Cheers!

Well, it’s finally here … the Market opens on Saturday, April 30, 7am.

The vendors are ready. I hope that you all are. The weather has been a factor this year, but we have persevered and will be ready for you. We will have bedding plants, herbs, perennials, jams, jellies, syrup, crafts, live music and lots more.

What can be planted this early, you might ask … Well, a lot of herbs can go in now. Onions, leeks, chives and others can go in. This is a great time of year to plant perennials. If you are looking to start a blueberry patch this year, you will find the plants you need. I have split my peonies and replanted them already.

The booths will nearly be full, so stop in and say “hi”. We are also cleaning the embankment to the creek tomorrow, so if any of you have time and could help, that would be greatly appreciated. We will have the bags. Wear gloves and good foot wear as it is very steep.

This is also a very big year for us. We are celebrating our 100th anniversary. We have a lot of special events scheduled throughout the summer, so stay tuned for updates on that.

Buy local and keep the economy going.

See you at the market.
Lois

‘Farmer’ Doug & Lois Hoffbauer

www.farmerdoug.com
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From Apples to Zucchini with Christmas Trees in between.
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26 Comments

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From this week's Newsletter:

The gardens are growing and the market is in transition.  Veggies will be coming in abundantly in a few weeks, but in the meantime, we still have our booths filled with our "spring " vendors. Within the next couple of weeks or regular "summer" vendors will be coming in.  

This week we are still going to have lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, and Kathy at Talmadge Farms has a special on Bok Choi  - It's a printable BOGO - emailed to subscribers - subscribe today:
doug @ farmerdoug.com

Visit us this week, and stay tuned for our 100th events that we have planned starting in July.  Every day is Earth Day at the Duluth Farmer's Market.

Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning!  

With this 4th of July weekend coming up, some of you will be celebrating with family and friends.  Be sure to do your picnic shopping at the Duluth Farmer's Market!.  

The Market starts to "transition" this week to our summer vendors.  We will make room for a few more weeks for some of our new "spring" vendors.  Stop in and check out which of our veteran vendors will be at the market on Saturday.  

What's at the market this week?  Well, there will be lettuce, radishes, rhubarb, greens, onions, bok choi, pasties, and the usual jams, syrups, wild rice, honey, handmade crafts, coffee and more. 

It's going to be a beautiful weekend.  Why not start it off at the Market?  Come with friends and enjoy all the sights and smells at the Market.

 We will be giving a market bag away to the 702nd customer who comes through the door.  Stay tuned for upcoming events as we celebrate our 100th anniversary.

Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning!  

We are excited to be kicking off our 100th anniversary celebration this week.  

I am attaching trivia questions about the Duluth Farmer's Market.  The first 5 people who come in and have answered all 10 questions correctly, will win a Market Bag.  

We are also looking for customers that will put a sign in their yard declaring that they shop at the Duluth Farmer's Market.  See Emily about that.   

We have events planned every week throughout the summer.  

This week, all the summer vendors will be at the market.  Mike will be there with Strawberries, Ginny with shelling peas, Bob with something good from his garden, Marilyn with pasties, Gene and Annie with onions and greens, and the rest of us with all the great things that we have been bringing for weeks now. 

The weather has  been great and the gardens are growing.  This is going to be a great summer. 

Remember that we are open both Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 7am until noon.  We are located at 14th Ave. E. and 3rd St.  The Duluth Farmer's Market is 100 years old and still growing!  

See  you at the Market.

Lois

From the Attachment:

Duluth Farmer's Market Trivia Contest

The first 5 people to answer all 10 questions correctly will win a market bag on Saturday, July 9th.  

Copy this, answer the questions, and bring to Emily at the market.  

Answer 5 questions correctly, and you can take home a yard sign that says "I shop at the Duluth Farmer's Market."

What year was the Duluth Farmer's Market Established?

Where was the original location of the building?

What are the days and hours of operation at the Duluth Farmer's Market?

What are 10 things that you can buy at the Duluth Farmer's Market?

What is the location of the Duluth Farmer's Market?

What month will locally grown sweet corn be available at the Duluth Farmer's Market?

What does "local" mean at the Duluth Farmer's Market.

What counties do the vendors live and grow their products in?

Who is your favorite vendor?

What vendor has been at the Duluth Farmer's Market the longest?

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good morning!  
This is our second week leading up to our 100th Anniversary Party.  

This week's featured grower is Barb Hollinday.  You can find Barb at the Farmer's Market From the beginning of May until the end of October.  She has been a member at the Market longer than anyone else.  I consider her an expert on herbs and this week is herb fest.  Barb will have 30 something different herbs.  There is a contest to name all of the herbs.  Come in and try to name them.  You can win the herbs or a market bag.  To find ways to use fresh herbs, you can go to Cooking with Herbs.

Try cooking with herbs this week!

Speaking of market bags, last week's contest produced 2 winners.  I am hoping to have more winners this week. 

Shop at the Duluth Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Saturday and eat fresh food every week.  What else is new this week?  Farmer Doug will have broccoli.  Ginny is bringing more peas, and Mike will have some strawberries.  Peggy has nice carrots and many people have flower arrangements.  Brighten up your home with a fresh bouquet of flowers.

We are open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7am to noon.  We are located at 14th Ave. E. and 3rd St. 

See you at the Market.

Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

MUSHROOM LOVERS & ENTHUSIASTS TAKE HEED!

I passed this onto Paul earlier in the week as I was too busy working two jobs to post it, and it was never added, so here you go & hope you can still get in:

Mushroom Field Day!

UMD Market Day in the Plaza vendor Jill Jacoby has received a grant from the MN Sustainable Agriculture Program to experiment with growing shiitake and oyster mushrooms.  

She will be hosting an open house where you can see her operation and learn about growing mushrooms. 

Feel free to forward this email to interested others!

Date: July 16th - Saturday
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM
Location: 3971 Rehbein Rd, Duluth
email: [email protected]

Light refreshments will be provided.

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning!  

It's the last Saturday in July.  Where has the time gone?  This is our third week leading to our anniversary party on August 13th.  

This week's featured growers are Peggy Sobczak and Kathy Jensen.  Both Peggy and Kathy have been long-time vendors and leaders at the Market.  

Peggy knows how to get the most out of her very small garden.  She is also into native plants and you can always buy great native perennials from her!  

Kathy uses her grandmother's recipes to make some of the best jams, jellies and pickles I've ever tasted.  

Peggy and Kathy have been working hard all week to plan the cucumber festival.  They will have samples, recipes and will have a drawing for a market bag full of goodies.  Come in and see the giant pickle that Peggy has made. 
 
Business has been picking up, and this week the 730th customer will receive a bag of compost.   

What's new this week?  RASPBERRIES!!!!!!  Yes, there will be plenty of the tiny little delicious berries.  This might be a good weekend to make jam!
 
I am pretty impressed with those of you that actually read this newsletter.  Last week I put out a call for shredded paper, egg cartons, used bags and jars.  I have shared the wealth with the other vendors and we appreciate them.  Keep up the good work.  Our Chickens appreciate the shredded paper. 
 
See you at the market!
Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good morning!! 

What a Saturday we had last week.  I want to thank everyone who came out to help us celebrate our 100th anniversary.  Lots of new faces and for awhile, I didn't know if one more person could fit in the building.  

I want to thank Emily Miner and Bob Olen who helped to pull it all off.  The news media have been in and out for a couple of weeks now, so don't be afraid if you see cameras in the building.

On to this week.....Our featured farmer is Mike Kippley from the big town of Palo, MN.  He is going to be demonstrating stir fry.  He has the "biggest dog-gone wok" in the world.  And he will be showing us how to use it.  He will start about 9:00. All the regulars will be there, too.  

What's new this week?  Why it's sweet corn!  But you'll have to get there early to get it.  All of the booths are full so no matter what you are looking for you will probably find it.  

See you at the market!

Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning!  

Summer is really going fast.  School starts is just over a week, but that is now slowing us down.  As long as this beautiful weather lasts, there will be a lot of good products at the Market.  

This week's featured family, is the Walters Family who produce Miel Duluth the awesome locally grown honey available at the Market.  They have also expanded into lotions and lip balms.  They will have gift boxes available.  There will be samples and recipes, so if you have never had locally grown honey, now is your chance. 

Our garden is also in high production, and this week, Farmer Doug is giving a giant zucchini away with every order or chickens while supplies last.  Pick up a chicken, and get a zucchini!  What a deal! 

We also have commemorative t-shirts from the 100th anniversary available.  If you mention this email to our clerk, you can purchase one for $12. (That's $3 off.)  The supply is limited, so get your this weekend. 

I have really enjoyed meeting all of our new customers this summer.  If you have a friend who has never been to the market, please bring them along.  Everyone one should enjoy what we have to offer. 

See you at the Market.

Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning!  

It's hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is coming up.  I'm hoping that all of you stop at the market to pick up you picnic items before leaving for the weekend.  We are in full production now and in great abundance.  The booths are all full!

This week's featured vendor is Maureen Ulvi.  Her veggie is summer squash, also known as zucchini.  There are so many ways to eat zucchini and she will have lots of ideas, samples and recipes.  Maureen has been a member for several years now and is the secretary of the Market.  She is always willing to step in and help and we are glad to have her!

This being Labor Day weekend, don't forget to get your sweet corn.  It's the best of the season and everyone will love it at your family event. 

The weather is cooling off, so fall must be around the corner.  Apples, squash and pumpkins should be coming soon.  The market keeps changing.  As the year goes on there is more and more and more stuff coming in.  Don't miss this great time of year.

See you at the market!
Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good morning.  

Getting a bit of a late start this morning.  Just enjoying another cup of coffee before getting out to the garden.

This week's featured grower is Deb Shubat.  She is doing a Salsa Fest.  There will be lots of recipes, and samples and the ingredients for you to purchase.  Make a great salsa and then enjoy the Vikings opener. 

This summer just seems to be going, and going, but we all know that it has to end, but in the meantime, you can still enjoy the summer veggies and start to enjoy some of the fall veggies that are now coming in.  Apples, squash and leeks will  be abundant this weekend.
 
Come in and enjoy yet another beautiful Saturday with us.  

See you at the Market!
Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning.  

It was a chilly week, but not to worry, the gardens did survive.  We all worked hard on Wednesday afternoon to pick all of the "summer" crops.  The broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, sweet corn, root crops, apples and greenhouse tomatoes, etc, were not affected.  There will be full booths at the market on Saturday.

This week's featured vendors are Gene and Annie.  Annie is the cheerful one at the back of the market.  Always has something good to say to everyone.  They are doing "Carrot Fest".  Again, there will be samples, recipes, and plenty of carrots to go around.  Carrots are full of beta-carotene and so good tasting.  There is nothing like a fresh carrot just out of the ground. 

We still have some commemorative T-shirts available.  Mention this email to Emily, and you can buy one for $12.  This is a fundraiser for the market and these little things we do really help us keep going.  

This is going to be a great weekend, so I hope that we will see you at the market.

Lois

Claire

about 11 years ago

I've been going to the market often this summer and it's been GREAT!

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

Both the Sat and Wed UMD markets have been great, as well as the Tuesday Downtown Farmer's Market (this was the last week sadly) with the awesome $5 lunches from area restaurants - couldn't beat them anywhere for quality and price. 

Live music too -  it all made for a refreshing lunch break/hour outdoors. 

The Superior Market on Barker's on Saturday mornings is nice too.  (I didn't make it over on Wed's this summer.) 

Some good finds to be had at each of the markets several days a week, making it really easy to keep locally grown fresh produce and other items in our kitchens, or some lovely fresh cut flowers on our tables and desks.

Thanks vendors for all your hard work!

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

Weds* (I swear that apostrophe snuck over from the grammar post to sabatoge me!)

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Well, better late than never, I guess.  

Due to technical difficulties, this is brought to you 13 hours late.  

Here's what's happening at the Farmer's Market in the morning.....It's muffin fest!!!! Brought to you by Marilyn Wangen also known as the pasty lady.  I'm hoping that she will have a recipe for broccoli muffins! 

There will be a lot of veggies at the market tomorrow.  Squash and pumpkins are starting to come in.  Broccoli, cauliflower and root crops are in full production. 

Since it's so late, this is short and sweet.  

See you at the market.
Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning!  

With my technical difficulties behind me, I'm now back on track with my newsletter.  This is going to  be another great weekend.  We do deserve this awesome weather!  

This week we are celebrating winter squash.  The featured vendors are Peggy Sobczak and Kathy Jensen.  They will have recipes and samples and there will be a lot of squash for you to buy.  My favorite squash is an orange buttercup that is really tasty.

As this year has gone by, you've probably notices the changes in the veggies that we have.  There are still some summer crops like tomatoes and peppers, but the cool weather crops like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and root crops are in great abundance.  I love cooking this time of year.  The smells and taste are just awesome.

Don't forget that we are open every Wednesday and Saturday through October 29th.  And next week (October 8th) will be Pumpkin fest and Paul the "cider man" will be at the Market pressing cider.

See you at the market!

Lois

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

PUMPKIN FEST!

Good morning!  

Another beautiful week has gone by.  The gardens are winding down, but there is still a lot coming in.  

This Saturday, is our annual Pumpkin Fest.  
The featured grower is Farmer Doug and he always does a good job.  

Paul the "cider" guy will be pressing cider in the parking lot.  

There will be hay bales and pumpkins for photo opps.  

Bring the kids and have a great time!

Apples, pumpkins and squash will be filling the booths.  
Try a sample of the fresh apple cider.

See you at the market.

Don't forget, we are at 14th Ave. E. and 3rd St. and are open from 7am to noon.

zra

about 11 years ago

Paul was pressing cider in the alley yesterday!

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

Hmm, walked right past him twice then and never noticed. Too busy eatin one of Deb Shubat's lil apples. Mmmm.

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good Morning!  

Well, fall is finally here.  The gardens are slowing down, but there is still a lot of good veggies coming in.  You can still get tomatoes....Root crops galore.  

Anyone know what to do with a turnip?  I'll have recipes tomorrow. 

Turnips are a "starch" vegetable, but provide only one third the amount of calories as an equal amount of potatoes. Turnips provide an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, manganese, pantothenic acid, and copper. They also offer a very good source of thiamine, potassium, niacin, and magnesium. In addition, they are a good source of vitamin B6 and E, folic acid, and riboflavin. Turnip greens are more nutrition dense than the root. The greens provide an excellent source of vitamins A, B6, C, E, folic acid, calcium, copper, fiber, and manganese.

Sounds like turnips are the "perfect" veggie.

You'll also find fall decorations, pumpkins and squash. 

See you at the market!

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Well, fall is really here but we are still going strong.  

Lots of turnips of course, but also squash, potatoes, carrots, pumpkins and lots more.  

I had hoped to have a balsam Christmas wreath on display but we are having trouble finding someone to cut balsam.  If anyone knows of a balsam bough cutter, please let me know.  We need boughs.  

Tomorrow might be a little on the chilly side, so please dress warmly.  The wood stove has been moved in, and we will probably have a fire in it. 

See you at the market!

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good morning!  

Well, it's finally here.  The last day of the regular season.  

There will be closeout prices on whatever is left.  

There are still pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, and really, lots of good stuff.  

Stop in and say goodby to the vendors that are left.  

The coffee pot will be on, and the wood stove will be lit.  

See you at the market!

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

Festival Of The Season
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Duluth Farmer's Market
10a - 3p

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good morning!  

It's been a few weeks since I've had the opportunity to keep let you know what's going on at the market.  Saturday, November 19th is our Festival of the season.  The hours tomorrow will be from 10am to 3pm.  

Please join us to begin your holiday shopping.  You will find everything from Marilyn's pasties, jams, jellies, honey, wild rice, maple syrup, garland, lots of craft items and did I mention kissing balls?  

I hope that you all had a chance to read about the benefits of buying local in the NewsTribune on Wednesday.  When you buy local your money stays in the area and keeps people working.  

Please join us tomorrow, and enjoy the wood stove.  

The coffee pot will be on.

Lois Hoffbauer

[email protected]
www.balsamwreath.com
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From Marilyn Wangen:

Hi Everyone, 

We wanted to let you know that we will be at the Farmers Market this Saturday, November 19th.  There will also be other vendors with food, holiday decor and gift ideas.

We plan to have fresh and frozen pasties, bread and granola.

Hope you can all come!

Thanks,

Marilyn and Jenn


See you there!

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

From Today's Email from Jenn and Marilyn:

Hello again!

Don't forget Pasty Delivery this Sunday, December 18th.

If you have already placed an order please disregard this email.

Deadline for orders is tomorrow, Thursday December 15th by noon.

Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday, 

Jennifer




email: jennifer parker: blueberryhousebakery @ gmail.com

ruby2sd4y

about 11 years ago

Oops Sorry for the late post - better late than never:

From Friday's Newsletter:

Good morning!  

This is going to be the last weekend for the Farmer's Market will be open.  There are still quite a few nice trees left and a lot of wreaths.  

Stop in and see us on  Saturday from 9am to 6pm.  

We will be open on Sunday only if there are trees left.  

See you at the market.
 
Lois Hoffbauer
218 624-4159
[email protected]
www.balsamwreath.com
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ruby2sd4y

about 10 years ago

I attempted to make a new thread for the Farmer's Market for 2012, but my submission has not yet been approved and time is running out. The notice for the Earth Day celebration is on the PDD Calendar, but Lois Hoffbauer has sent her first weekly newsletter (yesterday) detailing the Event, and I wanted to share it with PDD readers too in time for Saturday's Event:

From This Week's Newsletter:

Good morning!  

It's been awhile since I've sent this email.  We are all very busy in our gardens and greenhouses getting ready for this weekend. 

Saturday, April 28th, the Duluth Farmer's Market will kick of the spring season by celebrating Earth Day.  

There will be several of our regular vendors, and many other local vendors coming in for the day.  

There will be live music, a children's activity center, perennials, bedding plants, crafts, local cheese, honey, wild rice, syrup, and so much more! 

We open on Saturday at 10am and go until 3pm.  

Stop in and say "hi".  
We will be looking forward to seeing all of customers. 


Duluth Farmer's Market opens its regular spring season on Saturday May 5th.
 
See you at the Market.
 
 
Lois Hoffbauer
218 591-0632
[email protected]
www.farmerdoug.com
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