Calendar

May
24
Wed
Grand Rapids Farmers Market @ Grand Rapids Farmers Market
May 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Home raised meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup,Jams & Jellies, Fresh Baked Goods, & Canned Goods.

Produced by members within 50 miles of Grand Rapids, MN.

Shop us on the following days & times.

Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM – 1 PM. (mid-May  – October)

The market is located on Glen’s Army Navy store’s grass lot west of their  parking area along Hwy. 2, 701 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

The Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and offers a daily match of up to $20 of GRFM Mighty Dollars & Hunger Solutions’ Market Bucks to extend your benefits to help feed your families.

The Market also accepts Credit/Debit cards.

May
25
Thu
Swim, Workout, Play in Two Harbors this Spring @ Two Harbors High School
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

Sign up today for March, April and May! Sign up at City Hall in Two Harbors. Contact Tim Reppe at treppe@isd381.org

May
27
Sat
Grand Rapids Farmers Market @ Grand Rapids Farmers Market
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Home raised meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup,Jams & Jellies, Fresh Baked Goods, & Canned Goods.

Produced by members within 50 miles of Grand Rapids, MN.

Shop us on the following days & times.

Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM – 1 PM. (mid-May  – October)

The market is located on Glen’s Army Navy store’s grass lot west of their  parking area along Hwy. 2, 701 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

The Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and offers a daily match of up to $20 of GRFM Mighty Dollars & Hunger Solutions’ Market Bucks to extend your benefits to help feed your families.

The Market also accepts Credit/Debit cards.

Brimson Market Plant Sale @ Brimson Plant Sale
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
31
Wed
Grand Rapids Farmers Market @ Grand Rapids Farmers Market
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Home raised meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup,Jams & Jellies, Fresh Baked Goods, & Canned Goods.

Produced by members within 50 miles of Grand Rapids, MN.

Shop us on the following days & times.

Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM – 1 PM. (mid-May  – October)

The market is located on Glen’s Army Navy store’s grass lot west of their  parking area along Hwy. 2, 701 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

The Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and offers a daily match of up to $20 of GRFM Mighty Dollars & Hunger Solutions’ Market Bucks to extend your benefits to help feed your families.

The Market also accepts Credit/Debit cards.

Jun
1
Thu
Virginia Farmers Market Grand Opening
Jun 1 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

From Hometown Focus:
Virginia Market Square opens for the season June 1

By Marlise Riffel,
HTF Contributor
VIRGINIA – The Virginia Market Square Farmers Market will open for its 2017 season on Thursday, June 1! We’ll be celebrating the hardy rhubarb, one of Minnesota’s earliest forms of produce available, by sampling rhubarb delicacies prepared by Chef Jenna Ballinger. And we’ll welcome members of the Now What Theatre Company, in residence at the Lyric Center for the Arts for five weeks, to entertain us.

The Virginia Market Square got its start last year in City Center Park in Virginia, across from the Veterans Memorial. We’ll be back there again, this time from 1 – 5 p.m. on Thursdays, and we’re still accepting EBT payments with a match from Essentia Health. This year—starting July 1—we’ll also host the Power of Produce, also known as the Pop Club, a program for children ages 4 – 12. Each week, children will receive tokens worth $2 to buy produce of their choice. Registration is free.

Everything you’ll find at Virginia Market Square is grown or made within 50 miles of Virginia—that’s a requirement for vendors. And that means we have only what is in season in northern Minnesota. In June, you’ll find greens and peas and rhubarb and such, but Minnesota tomatoes and corn don’t ripen till later in the season. And pumpkins ripen just in time for those fall festivals.

Twelve vendors have signed on so far representing a broad range of local goods:

• Karl’s Bread will be back this year with amazing breads that come out of the oven just hours before the market begins.

Balsam Lake Farms will be back with eggs, meat, produce and home canned veggies like beets and sauerkraut.

Jan Dircks from Dircks Farm in Zim will again offer her non-GMO pastured eggs.

Deb Wiitanen of Ethnic Creations in Embarrass will offer her delicious home-canned pickles and assorted fruits and veggies, as well as her handcrafted Finnish goods.

Bob Byrns will be back in July with fresh flowers.

• The Nutty Minnesotan, Karen Hamilton, will delight us with a wide variety of nuts that she flavors at her home in Finland, MN.

• New vendor, Ted Anderson of 2 Maple Farm in Hibbing, will bring his fresh-grown microgreens to sell—so you can have fresh greens in June!

• New vendor Jordan Metsa will sell his locally grown kettle corn.

• New vendor Majestic Muse Farm will have produce and goats’ milk soap and shampoo from their own very contented Minnesota goats.

• New vendor Allison Austin will bring botanicals that she makes herself from herbs harvested locally.

• New vendor Claudia Skalko will offer her home-crafted pasta made from Homestead Mills flour.

• New vendors Erika Bradach and Stuart Blee of Miller-Mohawk Bean Company in Aurora will sell their locally roasted coffee as well as yummy baked goods and honey.

The United States Department of Agriculture sees the local farmers market as an “engine of revitalization” for communities. Located just a block off the Virginia Historic Commercial District, we hope to draw folks to downtown Virginia and the beautiful City Center Park on Bailey’s Lake.

Nutrition.gov provides a list of the “Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market.” Here they are:

• Freshly picked, in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition.

• Support your local farmers and economy.

• Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.

• It’s a great way to get your kids involved.

• Supporting your local farmers market strengthens your community.

• Farmers markets offer foods that align with My- Plate guidelines.

• Farmers often have recommendations for preparing their products.

• You can try a new fruit or vegetable!

• SNAP and WIC benefits are accepted at some farmers markets.

• Farmers markets are easy to find.

The Virginia Market Square Farmers Market is located at 250 N. 4th Ave., across from the Veterans Memorial in downtown Virginia. Don’t miss the grand opening on Thursday, June 1, at 1 p.m.!

Marlise Riffel lives in Virginia, MN.

 

Jun
3
Sat
Grand Rapids Farmers Market @ Grand Rapids Farmers Market
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Home raised meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup,Jams & Jellies, Fresh Baked Goods, & Canned Goods.

Produced by members within 50 miles of Grand Rapids, MN.

Shop us on the following days & times.

Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM – 1 PM. (mid-May  – October)

The market is located on Glen’s Army Navy store’s grass lot west of their  parking area along Hwy. 2, 701 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

The Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and offers a daily match of up to $20 of GRFM Mighty Dollars & Hunger Solutions’ Market Bucks to extend your benefits to help feed your families.

The Market also accepts Credit/Debit cards.

ReThink Your Street–Grand Rapids, MN
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

“Open Streets” are not unique to Itasca County, but are an international movement intended to help community members rethink their streets as public spaces.

In an Open Streets event, some public streets are closed to vehicle traffic, and open for active transportation: run, walk, bike, roll! This encourages physical activity while highlighting the benefits of walking and biking to community destinations.

This year, Get Fit Itasca is focusing on the downtown business area, and allowing people and families to experience downtown in a new way. We have more time to appreciate our surroundings when on foot or on bike!

Learn more at Get Fit Itasca.

Here are fun ways we celebrated Open Streets in the past:

Jun
7
Wed
Grand Rapids Farmers Market @ Grand Rapids Farmers Market
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Home raised meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup,Jams & Jellies, Fresh Baked Goods, & Canned Goods.

Produced by members within 50 miles of Grand Rapids, MN.

Shop us on the following days & times.

Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM – 1 PM. (mid-May  – October)

The market is located on Glen’s Army Navy store’s grass lot west of their  parking area along Hwy. 2, 701 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

The Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and offers a daily match of up to $20 of GRFM Mighty Dollars & Hunger Solutions’ Market Bucks to extend your benefits to help feed your families.

The Market also accepts Credit/Debit cards.

Jun
10
Sat
Grand Rapids Farmers Market @ Grand Rapids Farmers Market
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Locally Grown fresh fruits & vegetables. Home raised meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup,Jams & Jellies, Fresh Baked Goods, & Canned Goods.

Produced by members within 50 miles of Grand Rapids, MN.

Shop us on the following days & times.

Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 AM – 1 PM. (mid-May  – October)

The market is located on Glen’s Army Navy store’s grass lot west of their  parking area along Hwy. 2, 701 NW 4th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

The Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards and offers a daily match of up to $20 of GRFM Mighty Dollars & Hunger Solutions’ Market Bucks to extend your benefits to help feed your families.

The Market also accepts Credit/Debit cards.