I rode my bike through Riverside Park on Friday around noon and noticed that the 7th St. parking lot was completely full of Northfield Farmers’ Market vendors and shoppers.
I couldn’t a website or Facebook page for them. I don’t even know if they exist as an organization. I do know that they’re not to be confused with the farmers who exhibit downtown during Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturdays.
The Chamber’s Visiting Northfield events page says:
The Northfield Farmers’ Market brings you fresh wholesome foods from local growers and producers. Beginning mid-May and running through the end of October. Located in Riverside Park on West 7th Street. Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:45 am to 1 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am. Call Rae Rusnack at (507) 649-1405 for more information.
James McWilliams, author of the new book with the Northfield-oriented title Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, has a guest post on the NY Times Freakonomics blog titled Do Farmers’ Markets Really Strengthen Local Communities? It got me thinking. And wondering whether his argument could be applied to locally owned retail stores. (continued)
Continue reading Northfield’s farmers’ market: are there really communal benefits to locally grown?