Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:26 a.m.
With just over a week before it officially opens for the season, the Linden Hills Farmers Market vendor lineup has been announced, reports the Southwest Minneapolis Patch.
The market, opening for the season on Sunday, June 3, will be held in the Settergren's Hardware parking lot near 43rd Street and South Upton Avenue. Many of last year's favorites will return, but who are some of the new kids on the block?
Here's the full list of food, crafts, and farmers you'll find at the market.
Blackbrook Farm: A certified naturally grown farm in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, that also sells veggies at the Midtown Farmers Market. Expect radishes, salad greens, kale, strawberries, carrots, turnips, snap peas, and scallions during the early season.
: A family-run honey producer, owned by a former chef from the Vintage and a former head pastry chef of Buttercream. Expect raw wildflower honey, lavender blossom honey, buckwheat honey. and smooth, spreadable "spoon honey."
: Petroleum-free, dye-free, paraben-free, and synthetic preservative-free soaps, lotions, shave creams, and skin care products.
BAA Crafts: Crafts made by a Linden Hills resident out of organic and recycled materials.
: A small-scale farm that's new to the market this year.
: A poultry farm in West Concord, Minnesota. Expect chicken, turkey, and fresh eggs.
Farm of Minnesota
: A farm soon to be certified organic. Expect herbs, lettuces, peas, rhubarb and, later in the season, corn.
: Popular for its pedal-powered smoothies, crunchy falafel, and flavorful sauces.
Gai Gai Thai
: A mobile kitchen that conducts classes at the Linden Hills Co-op and serves lunch once a week at Patisserie 46. Expect Thai favorites and vegetarian and vegan options.
: The classic bread bakery. Expect a changing selection of breads, muffins, and pastries.
Gardens of Eagan
: Certified organic farm that delivers produce to almost all our local co-ops and farmers markets. Expect tomatoes, peppers, leeks, varieties of broccoli, cucumbers, and edamame.
Hasty Woods Farm: A sustainable nursery. Expect potted plants for sale.
La Belle Crepes
: Harriet Brasserie's Alain Lenne creates delicious, delicate, sweet and savory crepes. Expect crepes filled with bananas, Nutella, and whipped cream or the dill and lox with smoked salmon, mushrooms, and hollandaise.
: The gorgeous neighborhood bakery specializes in European pastries. Expect eclairs, macaroons, quiche, croissants, and brownies.
Red Wagon Pizza
: A family-owned pizza company. Expect thin-crust pizza with fresh mozzarella cheese.
: A Linden Hills-based clothing-maker that uses organic and recycled materials.
Seed to Seed: New to the market, this is a sustainable farm.
Sunrise Flour Mill
: A local, organic flour mill. Their products are available at Local D'Lish. Expect special flours and mixes like their pizza dough flour.
: A sustainable sheep farm that raises Icelandic sheep. Expect wool, cheeses, and lamb.