Market in the Valley

Pollinator Week 2023

Every spring and summer, our gardens become a buzz with the sights and sounds of pollinators. From bees and butterflies to hummingbirds, these remarkable creatures play a vital role in our ecosystem, especially for organic and small-sized farms in our northern region, zone 4.

Pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of many plants, ensuring that we have diverse and nutritious fruits, vegetables, and nuts on our tables. Without them, our food landscape would look vastly different. It’s estimated that a third of the food we eat relies on the work of these tiny pollinators.

But they need our help.

Climate change, habitat loss, and the use of pesticides are among the threats that pollinators face. To protect these vital creatures, we can all do our part. Here’s how:

  1. Plant native flowers: Pollinators thrive on the nectar and pollen of native plants. They also serve as a habitat for them. Find out what plants are native to your region and incorporate them into your garden.
  2. Create a water source: A birdbath or a small pond can provide the much-needed water for these creatures.
  3. Limit pesticide use: If you must use pesticides, be sure to use them responsibly and consider organic alternatives.
  4. Provide habitats: Leaving a part of your garden wild, with native plants, can provide a haven for these creatures. You can also make or purchase bee houses and bird nests.

This week, we invite you to celebrate Pollinator Week with us at the Market in the Valley Farmers Market. Join in the conversation, learn from local vendors, and take part in activities designed to honor our hardworking pollinators. You can also check out an example of a Pollinator Garden near the entrance of the market.

By supporting your local growers and businesses, you’re also supporting our local ecosystems.

Vendors at the Market this Week

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

2JCK Organic Produce

AK’s Homemade Treats

Agamim Academy

Atacama Catering

Bao Yang Vegetables

Beck’s Elk River Greenhouse LLC

Brian Peterson

(Music, 9:00 to 11:00)

Caribbean Heat

Coccinella

Cindy Lou’s Jam & Plants

Crepe & Cake

Dale Hartmann

(Music, 11:00 to 1:00)

Dale’s Delicious Eggs

Empty Bowls

Fun Guy Farms

GG’s Cookies

GV Garden Club

GV Library

Gramsky’s Sandwiches

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Heartland Heritage Farms

Heritage Meats

Herb’s Salsa

JM Bistro

Lor Produce

MarkE 3rd St Produce

Master Gardeners

(Non-Profits)

M & J Homemade

MN Fresh Fuel

Natasha’s Pierogis

Notre Ecole

Norwex

One Love Yoga

(Yoga at 9:30 am)

PRISM

Poplolli Homestead

R & R Cultivation

Renewal by Andersen – Twin Cities

Rusch Farms

Schyma’s Pickles & Preserves

Sierra Club

Star Tribune

Svihel’s Vegetable Farm

The Farm of Minnesota

The Great Panini

Totally Twisted

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

Weaving and Turning

Wisconsin Cheese Outlet

Yang’s Fresh flowers & vegetables

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316 Brookview Parkway

Golden Valley, MN 55426

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