Welcome to the

Carlton County Farmers Market

Our farmers and artisans bring you locally-grown, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables from June to October, as well as breads and baked items, jams, jellies, pickles and canned goods, honey and maple syrup, eggs, meat, flowers, plants, body care products and fine crafts.

Week of 8/19/2019

Corn, tomatoes and peppers. These are the late-summer crops our customers ask for starting in July. Well-- after a cold, late spring, they're here!

Peppers and eggplants are also available, plus broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beans, cucumbers, dill, beets, carrots, greens, onions, potatoes, garlic, summer squash, flowers and more. Shop early for the best selection.

Talk to individual vendors if you're interested in larger quantities of any vegetables for canning, pickling and freezing.

Mark your calendars for September 14th. Our 3rd Annual Harvest Fest will feature the Whole Foods Co-op's bicycle blender. Get healthy as you make a healthy smoothie! The "Terrific Tomato" contest returns, along with zucchini races, pumpkin painting, the bean bag toss, and the September drawing.

Top: Cauliflower "rice" pilaf with basil and lemon zest; Above: Cauliflower-crust pizza with chard, sausage, summer squash and Sungold tomatoes.

The Carlton County Farmers Market hosts two market sites. In Cloquet, the Market is open Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm in the parking lot of Premiere Theatres, 904 Hwy 33 S. Early-bird shoppers are welcome during set-up, which starts around 8:30 a.m.

The Carlton Market is open Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm. This afternoon Market offers a convenient place and time to shop after work or school. It's located at the Four Seasons Sports Complex/Event Center in Carlton, just west of town. Set-up starts at 3:30 p.m., and early-bird shoppers are welcome.

Each week brings new seasonal produce, baked items and artisanal crafts to the Farmers Market. Our vendors are local--all of us live and make or grow our products within 50 miles of the Market. Longtime vendors and new members are always willing to answer your questions and talk about our wares.

The Market reintroduced SNAP/EBT in 2019! We now have the capacity to accept SNAP/EBT cards in Cloquet and Carlton using a central POS reader and tokens. We're excited to bring this valuable capacity to customers. Minnesota's Hunger Solutions will match SNAP/EBT dollar-for-dollar up to $10 per market visit with "Market Bucks." Talk to the Market Manager on duty for more information.

At this point we only accept cards for SNAP/EBT. Individual vendors may be able to accept debit or credit cards--just ask.

The Carlton County Farmers Market continues its partnership with the Cloquet Salvation Army Food Shelf. New in 2019, we also contribute to the Cromwell Food Shelf. Farmers donate a portion of unsold fruits and vegetables from the Saturday Market to food shelf guests. In 2018 we donated nearly 700 pounds, and we hope to match or exceed that in 2019.

We also partner with Carlton County's "One Vegetable One Community" project. Carrots are the 2019 vegetable of the year, and OVOC gave away all 500 packets of free seeds they prepared. We hope you're starting to pick fresh carrots from your own garden. You'll be able to find them most weeks during the rest of the farmers market season.

You can find more information and updates on the Carlton County Farmers' Market Facebook page and in the Pine Knot. Email us at contact@carltoncountyfarmersmarket.com. See you at the Market!