Market in the Valley

Sunday September 18th

As the weather starts to cool down, we’re seeing a corresponding shift in the produce available at Market in the Valley. Summer 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 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.

What’s Available Now

If you’re looking for something to take advantage of the cooler weather, why not try making a soup or stew? Cauliflower, kale, and carrots are all in season right now, and they’ll add a touch of color to your plate. If you’re looking for something a little heartier, potatoes are always a good option this time of year. Just make sure to grab them while you can—they won’t be around for long!

For those of you who are still clinging to summer, don’t worry—there are plenty of options available too. Tomatoes are still coming in strong, so now is the perfect time to make that batch of tomato sauce you’ve been thinking about all summer long. Eggplants are also still around if you’re looking for something to grill or roast. But hurry—these summer staples won’t be around for much longer!

What’s Coming Soon

As we say goodbye to summer and hello to Fall, we’ll start seeing more winter squash and gourds hitting the stands. This is the perfect time of year to start stocking up on pumpkins for pies (or roasted pumpkin seeds!) And if you’re looking for something a little different, why not try your hand at cooking with kohlrabi or turnips? These understated vegetables are versatile and delicious, so don’t be afraid to give them a try!

The farmers market is a great place to stock up on seasonal produce, but it’s also worth taking some time to enjoy all that it has to offer. With pumpkins, squash, and gourds arriving soon, it’s the perfect time of year to explore new recipes or revisit old favorites. So head on down to your local market this weekend and see what’s in season—you might just be surprised at what you find!


Check out the progress on the Mandalas:

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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

Elena’s Cute Creations

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Heaven Scent Soaps

Lor Produce

Miz Mollys Closet LLC

Pampered Chef

Poplolli: Pastry and Confections


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

Atacama Catering

True Potential Chiropractic

Naggi Maggi’s

Rouge Smoked Foods

Three Rivers Farm – Kettle Corn

The Farm of Minnesota

Kinney Mini Farms

AK’s Homemade Treats

MN Fresh Fuel

Wonder Paper Art

Dressed Before Noon

JM Bistro

Master Gardeners

One Love Yoga

Star Tribune

Grand Marais Pottery

Minnekyda Acuherb Center

Pure Ginger for you – Fresh Squeezed Ginger-based Juice

Fairy Floss Cotton Candy

U Can Jugor Nots