Aitkin Farmers' Market to host grand opening May 24
AITKIN — Historic Butler Building in Aitkin is the setting for the grand opening of the Aitkin Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. to noon May 24, 301 Minnesota Ave. N., to enjoy a wide range of farm products from local farmers.
A sampling of what to expect at the 2014 Aitkin Farmers’ Market:
• From Wellspring Farms, eggs, syrup, baked goods, dog treats, pickles, jams and jellies, salsa, sauerkraut, hamburger, and bait, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables;
• The TR Farms and Ranch will feature organic vegetables, lefse, potato doughnuts, handmade crafts, jellies and jams, pickles, and chokecherry syrup;
• The Chengwatana Farm will be bringing live plants, vegetables, fruit, eggs, wool, yarn and wool products, jams and jellies, fabric items, salsas, pickles, baked goods, flowers, herbs (fresh and dried), and when possible, meat and poultry;
• Patricia Arvidson, of Lakeland Soap, will feature her handmade soaps, as well as original art notecards, and prints and handmade aprons;
• The Gun Lake Potato Farm will feature a fresh selection of garden produce, a wide range of potatoes, homemade breads and cookies;
• Country Bumpkin Crafts will sell jams and jellies, syrups, drink mixes, homemade cleaners and detergents, baked goods, candies and canned goods, salsa, garden produce and eggs.
The Farmers’ Market will be every Saturday through October, or until it snows.
Farmers interested in participating may visit www.thebutlerbuilding.org, and download the application, or call Lynne Jacobs, building manager, at 218-820-8790, or Sylvia Allen, building owner, at 218-678-2441 to have an application sent to them directly.
The market is also providing local talent a showcase. A trio, solo guitar or duo may find it an option. The entertainers aren’t paid, but may get tips and perhaps referrals for gigs. Contact Sylvia or Lynne if interested.