May 22 is Minneapolis Farmers Market Appreciation Day

Minneapolis will proclaim May 22 Minneapolis Farmers Market Appreciation Day. The City of Minneapolis, through its Homegrown Minneapolis initiative, is advancing healthy, sustainably produced and locally grown food. The Minneapolis Farmers Market with its 230 vendors is a key asset in achieving the goals of Homegrown Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Farmers Market Appreciation Day
Saturday, May 22
312 E. Lyndale Ave. N
8 to 9 a.m. Fresh & Local Radio Show; 9 to 9:30 a.m. Proclamation and Presentation

Mayor R.T. Rybak will join environmental health advocate Susan Berkson and Minnesota herb lady Bonnie Dehn on the Fresh & Local radio show on AM950 at 8 a.m.; at 9 a.m. Mayor Rybak will join City Council President Barb Johnson to make the formal proclamation.

The Minneapolis Farmers Market has been feeding a changing Minneapolis since 1876, first selling hay for urban horses and then adding potatoes to the wares. Today it offers produce varieties for the world’s diverse cuisines. Each week on the Fresh & Local radio program, Berkson and Dehn interview local growers and experts to discuss things you need to know about nutrition, gardening practices and what to look for when buying healthier foods. During the Twin Cities' chef segment, they interview chefs who believe in buying local and using the freshest foods. Throughout the season they also have on community leaders who are incorporating the benefits of locally grown into a healthier tomorrow.

Homegrown Minneapolis is an initiative of the City of Minneapolis about creating a local, healthy and sustainable food supply that will positively impact the city and region’s economy, health, food security, environment and food safety.

Published May 19, 2010