This year, patrons are getting a sneak peek at the 2012 season during the first-ever Spring Preview inside the Maple Grove Community Center 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17.
The indoor preview is an “opportunity to sample, shop and reconnect with the market,” according to organizers. Twenty vendors will have samples on hand along with selling their products such as produce, breads, meats, jams and jellies, hanging baskets, seedlings and bedding plants, baked goods, cheese, honey, pickles, grains and more.
“Seems everywhere you look, food is in the news,” said Market Manager Kirsten Bansen Weigle in a press release. “School lunches, diet and wellness, big agriculture, small agriculture, Food Revolutions. If you aren’t looking for a revolution but are ready to connect with your neighbors and the people who grow or make your food, the Maple Grove Farmers Market is just right for you.”
During the event, there will be hourly prize drawings, live music from local singer Barbara English and more.
Annually, the outdoor Maple Grove Farmers Market draws about 2,000 shoppers June through October.
“We are very pleased to host the Maple Grove Farmers Market,” said Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson. “It’s a great place for area residents and business people to connect each week and to purchase high-quality locally-grown foods. We feel the market enhances the health and happiness of our community and is one of the events that make Maple Grove a great place to live and work.”
The Maple Grove Market opens for the outdoor season Thursday, June 14 and runs 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday afternoon at the Community Center through Oct. 18. In October, the market closes at 6 p.m. The market has more than 50 vendors, weekly live music, family storytime, chef demonstrations, special guests and more.
More information: www.maplegrovefarmersmarket.com