17th Avenue Farmer’s Market Serves Northeast Neighborhoods

Sunshine, rain and lots of work bear fruit – literally – with the crops of Summer ’11.  Northeast neighbors are finding a new source of fresh produce and much more at the new 17th Avenue Farmer’s Market located in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral.

The Market fills a gap in the expanding array of open markets popping up throughout the Twin Cities.  Residents of four neighborhoods – Holland, Sheridan, Logan Park and Bottineau – worked together to create a unique neighborhood market presence in a unique local setting.

The 17th Avenue Farmer’s Market is open each Wednesday afternoon through the end of September.  Hours are 1:00-7:00 p.m. Produce options continue to expand while other offerings include honey, jams, salsas, sweet breads, meat, eggs, cut flowers and more.  All of the produce vendors are WIC/FMNP certified.  The Magic Bus Café! pays a visit to  the site once a month.

On the third Monday of the month the Market offers a unique feature – a style show!  It’s  hosted by the Eastside Thrift Shop on Central Avenue.  Local models select outfits from the store and model them at the market.  The Eastside Thrift Shop is on hand every week to accept donations.

Market planners are currently looking for local volunteers to add music, magic and more to the weekly Market.

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