Fall into the Beermuda Triangle this Week in Food

Baseball, beer, chocolate, charity...we're hitting all the major marks this Week in Food, and it's not even officially summer.

6/5 Start your week off right with the Wedge's class Chocolate Heaven, where students will enjoy a light meal before watching demos of ultimate chocolate chip cookies, bittersweet brownies, chocolate meringue cookies, and warm chocolate cake. You'll also learn tips on using dark chocolate in your favorite recipes. The class runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and costs $29 for members, $49 for nonmembers.

6/7 Brenda Langton (author of The Spoonriver Cookbook) and Atina Diffley (author of Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works) will discuss the intricate links between farmers and consumers at the Mill City Museum Thursday night. Langton and Diffley will also talk about how food decisions consumers make every day directly impact the land management decisions farmers make, which in turn impacts local ecosystems and ultimately, the health of all life on the planet. Following the discussion Langton will offer a variety of flavorful food samplings made from her cookbook, and copies of both books will be available for sale and signing. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

You don't have to wait for the weekend to load up on your farm-fresh goodness. The Minneapolis Farmers Market hits up Nicollet Mall every Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with vendors spanning the pedestrian thoroughfare selling all the fruits, vegetables, and flowers you see on the weekend. For more information about the Thursday market click here.

6/9 It doesn't get more classic than beer and baseball: The St. Paul Saints host their inaugural Craft Beer and Baseball Festival Saturday at Midway Stadium, which features over 30 Minnesota craft beers (think Boom Island, Flat Eart, Summit, and more). The festival runs 4-7:30 p.m., and tickets are $35, which includes a reserved seat in the outfield, a tasting glass, and beer samples. Note that the Saints are playing the Sioux Falls Pheasants that evening.

Fall into the Beermuda Triangle on Saturday
Fall into the Beermuda Triangle on Saturday

More beer! And this time for a good cause: Midwest Supplies, Four Firkins, and Steel Toe Brewing are hosting the Beermuda Triangle, a charity event in which you can walk, run, or bike the St. Louis Park Beermuda triangle. Participants can enjoy free beer tastings, free swag, and raffles (you can win a night on the town with the Four Firkins crew, or a brew session with Jason from Steel Toe). All proceeds from the event will benefit STEP (St. Louis Park Emergency Program) which serves the basic needs of more than 1,600 people each month.The event goes from 2 to 6 p.m. and costs $20 per person. You can buy your ticket here.

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