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August yields not only some of the summer’s freshest seasonal finds, but a week commemorating local farmers’ markets across the country with National Farmers’ Market Week.

This year, the Original Aitkin Farmers’ Market, located at Butler’s in Aitkin, MN, is celebrating its 6th year and will celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week from August 4-10, with an abundance of fresh seasonal produce and more on display by local Minnesota farmers.

Some of the fresh vegetables in season in August include greens such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage, as well as cucumbers, celery, spinach, lettuce, squash and green beans.

Other veggies featured at the Original Aitkin Farmers’ Market every Saturday include carrots, peppers, beets, cauliflower and eggplant, as well as peas, corn, leeks, onions, potatoes, zucchini, radishes, and turnips.

Aitkin’s popular weekend farmers’ market also features other seasonal finds right in time for National Farmers’ Market Week, including melons and tomatoes, garlic and onions, basil, herbs, mint, and eggs, flowers, and plants. Additionally, other items for sale include baked goods, jams and jellies, handmade crafts and soaps, and maple syrup.

The Original Aitkin Farmers’ Market has earned praise for its garden-fresh offerings, handmade crafts and other items. There are also various featured live performances from local area musicians sprinkled in throughout the year.

The Farmers’’ Market is held every Saturday through Labor Day Weekend from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the historic Butler Building, at 301 Minnesota Avenue North in Downtown Aitkin.

For more information on the Original Farmers’ Market in Aitkin, call Sylvia Allen, Building Owner, at 218-678-2441.