Market in the Valley

Dog Days of Summer

It has been so hot this summer, in fact, one of the hottest on record, and It doesn’t seem like there isn’t any relief in the forecast. This heat makes it feel as if summer will never end.

For centuries, people have looked to the sky for signs of what lies ahead. The Dog Days are a time when Sirius is brightest in the night’s sky, and we can see better into space than ever before. It must be an auspicious event because it coincides with celestial alignment and our hottest summer days!

While there is not much you can do about the weather, there is another annual event that coincides with this time of year: The Great Minnesota Get-Together. This summer tradition has been celebrated since 1859 and is one of the largest in the nation, attracting more than 2 million visitors annually.

The Minnesota State Fair strives to show off the finest agriculture, art, and industry in our state and provide an unparalleled forum for knowledge and ideas.

While the fair is still a week away, starting on August 26th and running through Labor Day, it only lasts a short time; Market in the Valley will be open through the first week in October.

Attending The Great Minnesota Get-together is a wonderful annual tradition and destination to celebrate agriculture as a whole. But the Market in the Valley continues to be the best way to support local agriculture and crafts weekly. While we’re still in the dog days summer, we also are in peak harvest, and some of the best produce of the season is ready to be enjoyed.

Look forward to seeing you this weekend!


Vendors at the Market this Week

Here’s a list of the businesses at the market:

Beck’s Elk River Greenhouse LLC

Svihel Vegetable Farm

Lor Produce

Yang’s Fresh Flowers and Produce

Bao Yang Vegetables

2JCK Organic Produce

The Farm of Minnesota


Rusch Farms

Wisconsin Cheese Outlet


Diana’s Handmade Gifts

Pie and Joy

Heaven Scent Soaps

Great Harvest Bread Co.

MarkE 3rd St Produce

Schyma’s Pickles & Preserves

Pampered Chef

R & R Cultivation

Miz Mollys Closet LLC

Dale’s Delicious Eggs

Heartland Heritage Farms

Totally Twisted

Caribbean Heat

Sarahgirl Soaps

JM Bistro

Kinney Mini Farms

Three Mad Poppers



Daddy Sam’s

Urban Agriculture CBD


MN Fresh Fuel

Wonder Paper Art

Invincible Summer 

Renewal by Andersen – Twin Cities

A Kopp Music


Walk to End Alzheimers

Notre Ecole

Clean Water Action

Good Morgan Foods

Golden Valley Community Foundation