Market in the Valley

September 19th

The weather has cooled significantly since Labor Day, and it’s now more noticeable. Crop availability varies with the season. Vegetables like eggplants and bell peppers are winding down, while fall crops such as cauliflower and kale have started to hit the stands. The good news is that tomatoes keep coming, so we can still get our fix for these quintessential autumn fruits.

All those pumpkins, acorn squash, and butternut squash lining the stands show that we must be getting closer to the Fall. We’ll start seeing the shift towards colder-weather crops and gourds in the coming months as summer ones are harvested. But this also means that we only have a few more weekends at the market in the valley before everything shuts down for the season.

However, this year, after the summer closes down for the season, there will be a winter market starting in November. It will take place on the second Sunday of each month. We’ll have more information in the coming weeks.

With the chilly temperatures once again, it’s time to start thinking about flu season. Continue to be cautious and take the appropriate precautions to keep yourself and others safe.

We’d also like to thank the good people over Odam Medical Group ( for administering COVID vaccinations throughout the summer. Please note, they will not be at the market for the remainder of the season.

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

Crepe & Cake

Deep Roots Concessions


Rusch Farms

Wisconsin Cheese Outlet


Diana’s Handmade Gifts

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

Talking Loon Foods

Elena’s Cute Creations

Totally Twisted

Weaving and Turning

Caribbean Heat

Sarahgirl Soaps

Cheryl’s Nut Butters

Kinney Mini Farms

Three Mad Poppers



Daddy Sam’s


MN Fresh Fuel

Wonder Paper Art

Invincible Summer

Renewal by Andersen – Twin Cities

A Kopp Music


Golden Valley Garden Club

Good Morgan Foods

Golden Valley Community Foundation