Farmer's Markets Inver Grove Heights MN

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Inver Grove Heights Farmers Market
(651) 554-3452
Veterans Memorial Community Center parking lot
Inver Grove Heights, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Signal Hill Farmers Market
(651) 227-8101
Signal Hills Shopping Center
West St. Paul, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Hennepin

Woodbury Farmers Market
(651) 227-6856
Central Park/YMCA lot, Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Ramsey

St. Luke's Farmers Market
St. Luke's Church, Summit & Lexington St.
St. Paul, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Friday, 1:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
County
Ramsey

Seventh Place Mall Market
(651) 227-8101
St. Peter & Wabasha St.
St. Paul, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Hennepin

Eagan Market Fest
(651) 675-5500
1501 Central Parkeway
Eagan, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Rosemount Farmers Market
13885 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-September Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Dakota

Jackson Plaza Farmers Market
375 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Hennepin

St. Paul Downtown Farmers Market
(612) 227-6856
290 East Fifth St.
St. Paul, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Saturday, 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Ramsey

East St. Paul Farmers Market
Payne and Sims Avenue
St. Paul, MN
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Tuesday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
County
Hennepin

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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