It's a hungry locavore's delight, as all kinds of organic and earth-friendly victuals and beverages will be set up for sampling against the scenic backdrop of the Mississippi River. The event is a one-day-only farmers' market with a huge array of mouthwatering exhibitors like Deane's Kombucha, Big River Pizza, Brau Brothers Brewing Company, and River Chocolate Company. This all adds up to a fine day of sipping, savoring, and out-and-out gorging, arranged by none other than the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. For those looking to glean as well as gobble, there will be a cooking demo by cookbook author and private chef Robin Asbell, presentations by sustainability experts like Terry Gips and Sean Gosiewski, and ample opportunity to chat directly with your favorite farmers, producers, and chefs. It's a tasty way to learn about area CSAs, co-ops, and other things you can do to keep you and Mother Earth healthy and sated. Leave the kids at home, however, as this a 21+ excursion with plenty of wine and beer on the island. Admission garners you a wine glass and market tote, whether you purchase in advance or at the door. Visit www.thehomegrownexperience.com for more info.
Sun., Aug. 21, 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 2011