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Capitol Farmers Market opens this Thursday, July 11


Tue, Jul 9th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Market is open to state employees and the public every Thursday through Sept. 26



ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Capitol Farmers Market is set to open again this summer near the Minnesota State Capitol. The Capitol Farmers Market is a satellite of the St. Paul Farmers Market and is expected draw hundreds of state employees with offices in and around the Capitol complex. Hours for the market, which is open to the public, will be 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. every Thursday from July 11 - September 26.



The Capitol Farmers Market is operated by the St. Paul Growers Association and will feature plenty of fresh produce, including a wide variety of greens, fruits and vegetables for Capitol complex employees to purchase just in time for weekend cooking at home or at the cabin. Vendors will also offer meats, flowers and other products for sale throughout the summer growing season and into the fall.



Minnesota Grown spokesman Paul Hugunin says the market is another venue for St. Paul consumers to connect with farmers.



“Response from shoppers last year was tremendous and it’s wonderful to have the market open again this year,” said Hugunin. “The market offers more marketing opportunities for Minnesota farmers and more healthy food choices for state employees and the public.”



The Capitol Farmers Market is one of more than 160 farmers markets listed in the online Minnesota Grown Directory at www.minnsotagrown.com. You can also order a free directory by calling 1-888-TOURISM.



The Capitol Farmers Market is located along Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, directly south of the State Capitol.

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