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ROCHESTER DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET FINDS

There’s just something about waking up early just to sip coffee in the sunshine and shop for flowers by the bunch that takes me away from the entire week I just had.  I literally go to another place when I get to the Farmers Market.

Maybe it’s the buckets of fresh flowers at every corner.  Maybe it’s the faces on the husband and wife that dedicate their life’s work to providing healthy food for the community in a humane way.

Whatever it is… it never gets old.  You will find families that have your favorites and come back to them each week.  But I encourage you to make an effort to try something new each time you go to a Farmers Market.

This week I went back to the Hart Family Farms tent to grab one of our favorites, (their snack sticks).  They were out.  But it forced me to try something new.  Like a package of their apple cinnamon brats.  I’d love to share a cute little photo of them for you but they’ve vanished. 😉 This flavor would be fantastic for breakfast as well.

Speaking of breakfast… I turned the corner to find these warm & sugary gems at the Northwoods Orchard tent.  They had four flavors yesterday, (Cherry, Vanilla, Blueberry, and Apple Cinnamon).  You obviously don’t just buy one of these so I made my selections and with half a cup of coffee in my belly they were gone before my first meeting.  Other finds this week included a roast from Mr. Don Buck in Zumbrota, MN that will be in the crock pot later today.