Market in the Valley

National Sugar Cookie Day!

There are no sugar cookies like the sugar cookies of your childhood.

We have all had sugar cookies, probably celebrating Christmas, New Year, or other important holidays. We may even eat sugar cookies with brown sugar and butter for breakfast. But do you recall “sugar cookie” as a dessert option? I don’t think so!

Inspired by the ever-popular sugar cookie, National Sugar Cookie Day is observed on July 9th. If you have kids (or are just young at heart), sugar them some cookies! So this year, sugar cookie yourself a sugar date.

But what is a sugar cookie exactly? It’s probably the most common type of “cookie” in America, though it’s not a cookie. A sugar cookie recipe usually includes sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, or baking soda. For the best taste and texture, these ingredients should be a fresh—vanilla extract, especially since it can expire quickly when not refrigerated.

Pastry-making and decorating have become a fine art, with sugar cookies the latest craze for kids and adults alike. Starting with the shape of the cookie, the dough is shaped by either a cookie cutter or other cutting and shaping methods. Once baked, the more detailed dough is embellished to look like snowflakes, flowers, stars, hearts, and much more.

Why not get the kids in on the sugar cookie action for National Sugar Cookie Day? Teach them to make sugar cookies and decorate them with their design. There is sure to be plenty of sugar for everyone! Enjoy sugar cookies as a dessert, or top some with your favorite ice cream or fudge sauce for a sugar cookie sundae all your own.

This weekend will be super fun because we’ll have fantastic local artists and food. We hope to see you there!

National sugar cookie day is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids how to bake sugar cookies. Whether you’re looking for a sweet and sugar-coated dessert or an activity that will keep them entertained, sugar cookies are sure to please! This weekend we’ll be celebrating National Sugar Cookie Day at the Market. Stop by on Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm and bring your little ones!

How to get to the Farmers Market in Golden Valley

For those of you that have never been to Market in the Valley, the Farmers Market is in the parking lot just under the Water Tower in Golden Valley located at 7800 Golden Valley Road, MN 55427. Just North of Highway 55, East of Winnetka and West of Rhode Island

Parking is limited, so consider carpooling or if you are local, gather up the family and walk on down.

Vendors at the Market this Week

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

2JCK Organic Produce

Bao Yang Vegetables

Beck’s Elk River Greenhouse LLC

Caribbean Heat

Cheryl’s Nut Butters

Cindy Lou’s Jam & Plants

Crepe & Cake

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Heaven Scent Soaps

Lor Produce

MarkE 3rd St Produce

Miz Mollys Closet LLC


Pampered Chef

Pie and Joy

Poplolli: Pastry and Confections


R & R Cultivation

Renewal by Andersen – Twin Cities

Rusch Farms

Schyma’s Pickles & Preserves

Svihel Vegetable Farm

Totally Twisted

Weaving and Turning

Wisconsin Cheese Outlet

Yang’s Fresh Flowers and Produce

Lake of Fire Foods

Atacama Catering

Rouge Smoked Foods

Three Rivers Farm – Kettle Corn

Young Living Essential Oils

Bear Paw Farms (asparagus)


Catastrophe Goods

The Farm of Minnesota

Kinney Mini Farms

AK’s Homemade Treats

MN Fresh Fuel

Wonder Paper Art

Dressed Before Noon

JM Bistro

Golden Valley Community Foundation

Jen’s Sweet Treats

Josef Able Meats

Mark Yanni

Master Gardeners

Steve Westerland

Three Rivers Park

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

City of Golden Valley sustainability

League of Women Voters