Farmers Market

Red River Winter Market Brings Traditional Farmers Market Indoors

The regular season is July - October

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you want to get some local shopping done but can’t stand being out in the cold, the Red River Winter Market may be the solution for you. One vendor, Charles Stattelman with Norel’s Hillside Orchard, has been making cider for most of his life. “My grandpa retired from dairy farming after 50 years, and he must’ve been…

Moorhead Hosts First Farmers Market of the Summer

People have the chance to stock up on all kinds of fresh, locally grown and handmade items

MOORHEAD, Minn. —The Moorhead Center Mall is kicking off summer with its first Farmers Market of the season. People had the chance to stock up on all kinds of fresh, locally grown and handmade items. Vendors sold anything from their fresh vegetables to baked goods, pet products and hand-crafted pieces. Barry Olsen, a honey vendor, says the best part is…

Food Commission Discusses Bringing SNAP Benefits to Farmers’ Markets

Commission members say one of the biggest challenges is getting connected

FARGO, N.D. — The Cass Clay Food Commission met to discuss how federal nutrition programs, like SNAP, which used to be called food stamps, could be used at farmers’ markets. “The SNAP participant being able to go to a farmers’ market and being able to participate in that community. It’s inclusivity of people who are lower income, and who often are…

Willmar Man Charged After Allegedly Throwing Frozen Pig’s Foot at Group of People

Sixty-one-year-old Joe Fernkes is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct

  WILLMAR, Minn. — Authorities allege a Willmar man threw a pig’s foot at Somalis at a farmers market. Sixty-one-year-old Joe Fernkes is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Fernkes said he set the frozen pig’s foot down on the table at a Willmar market on Saturday and “didn’t say one word.” But witnesses said he threw it at a man…

Gearing Up for Farmers Market Season in the Red River Valley

After a winter hiatus vendors and organizations met up to discuss the 2017 season

FARGO, N.D. — We’re about halfway through winter and that means the F–M farmers market season is only a few months away. In preparation, members of the farmers market community gathered for their annual meeting. The event serves not only to refresh the memory of local vendors on rules and regulations surrounding farmers markets, but it also gives them an…