Due to a super abundance of goods and agricultural products from farmers this season, organizers of the 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market have announced that the weekly community event has been extended indefinitely and will take place every week now until further notice.
The Aitkin Farmers’ Market takes place from 9 to 1 p.m. every Saturday, and normally ends its season around Labor Day Weekend, due to a preponderance of dates with colder temperatures.
This year, however, organizers agreed to continue with the popular weekend event due to an overabundance of crop yield from its farmers, and have decided to move it into the historic Butler Building if the weather is too cold or inclement and to hold it outdoors in its normal area in the Butler Building parking lot (301 Minnesota Avenue North) when weather permits.
Currently there are a plentiful selection of fresh vegetables in season and featured heavily at the 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market, including Brussels sprouts, squash, fresh greens, cucumbers, broccoli, and beets, peppers, carrots, eggplant, radishes, leeks, zucchini, turnips and more.
Other fresh finds include mint, garlic, onions and herbs, as well as melons and tomatoes. Marketgoers can also find handmade crafts and soaps, syrup, yarn and wool products, jams and jellies, baked goods, eggs, flowers and plants and even organic meats.
For more information on the Farmers’ Market call Sylvia Allen, Butler Building Owner, at 218-678-2441.