May 25, 2022

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Duluth Farmers Market open for the season – Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH — The sunny Saturday morning marked the opening day of the Duluth Farmers Market’s 2022 season. Despite the cold spring limiting the amount of fresh produce and perennials, vendors had plenty to offer to customers of all ages.

Cindy Hale of Clover Valley Farms said it was great to see everyone again on Saturday. She’s been a vendor at the market for six years, and said she enjoys working with some vendors who’ve been selling at the market for decades, but also loves to see new faces who’ve recently started selling there.

Customers browsed at booths inside the Duluth Farmers Market building during opening day of the market’s 2022 season on Saturday.

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“Opening day is always fabulous, even if the wind off the lake is chilly,” Hale said.

Little Italy Farms is a vendor who’s new this year, and Lisa Ingemansen said many of her customers discussed how excited they were to get their gardens started for the year. She said she loves farmers markets because the quality of the products sold there are second-to-none.

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Tom Kunze, left, and Jeff Greensmith, both of Duluth, play music outside of the Duluth Farmers Market building on Saturday during opening day of the market’s 2022 season.

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“You just can’t find that in a grocery store,” Ingemansen said.

Peggy Sobczak, who’s been a vendor at the market for 23 years, said usually by the opening day of the market she has more perennials to sell, but they haven’t taken off yet due to the weather so far this year. Hale said the sunshine of the last week has already helped her farm.

plants and vegetables at the Duluth Farmers Market

Herbs, vegetables and native perennials were among the items available at the Farm Landē booth inside of the Duluth Farmers Market building on Saturday.

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The Duluth Farmers Market at 1324 E. Third St. will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and every Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. through October.

cars and a sign at the Duluth Farmers Market parking lot

The 2022 season for the Duluth Farmers Market kicked off on Saturday, May 7, 2022 and goes until the end of October. The market is located at 1324 E. 3rd St in Duluth.

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This year, SNAP customers can triple their benefits thanks to both Market Bucks and federal funding, so $10 of SNAP benefits will become $30. In addition, all children age 2-12 get a free Power of Produce $2 token to spend on fruits and vegetables.

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Katie Cherro, of Duluth, left, carries a begonia that she purchased as a Mother’s Day gift while visiting the Duluth Farmers Market on Saturday during the opening day of the market’s 2022 season.

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