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Village Farmer’s Market Blooms in St. Anthony

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It’s Opening Day and counting for the Village Farmer’s Market in St. Anthony, Minnesota.  An introduction to the VFM first appeared in the Twin Cities Daily Planet in May.

Though it seemed a distant goal at the time, it’s here.  Vendor stalls are going up, growers, food wagons, and merchants are at the ready, and the Shop and Learn series is good to go.  Opening ceremonies begin at 3:00 p.m.  From July 12-October 11 the Market will be open every Monday (except Labor Day) from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

For the latest on the VFM, the director and board, discounts and more, check the updated website and blog which now include photos and bios of the VFM prime movers.

Also new on the website is the schedule for the season’s Shop & Learn Series which begins with a talk by Ginny Black from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency;  Ginny will offer tips on making your garden grow and composting.

The rest of the Shop & Learn series covers a spectrum of topics – recycling, cookbook collecting, Metro Transit, and local author Gail Olson who will debut her new book in a presentation entitled “St. Anthony Village – hog farms, floods, tornadoes and alligators.”

Shop & Learn sessions will meet at 4:00 and 6:00 in the meeting room at the Hennepin County Library in the Village Shopping Center aka The Village Farmer’s Market.

Added attractions include discount cards from Village vendors, prepared food vendors, and reduced child care fees are all detailed on the VFM website.