Town Square Farmer's Market - Grand Forks

As I mentioned, Town Square in downtown Grand Forks is starting to get busy for the summer. We went to the Town Square Farmer's Market for breakfast on our Anniversary and spent the morning listening to music, eating kuchen and drinking coffee. We got both a chokecherry and apple kuchen and split them, while sitting at tables listening to Megan Johnson. Megan has a voice reminiscent of Janis Joplin, and I really enjoyed the entertainment. I wish we had gotten a chance to go this last weekend as well to listen to Still Fighting It (Blog), but didn't get going early enough in the morning.

Farmer's Market Grand Forks - Entertainment

The kuchen was very good, I wanted just a little more tartness with the chokecherry, but the apple was perfect. The morning was fairly warm, but I needed a little pick-me-up so, I got a great cup of coffee from Porpoura, a fairly new coffee house in town.

In the far corner of Town Square, there is a play area for kids, and on the opposite side of the Town Square closer to the river they have a pony/horse ride corral set up.

Farmer's Market Grand Forks - Play Area

Farmer's Market Grand Forks - Pony Rides

It's really a little too early in the year for much in the way of produce, but there were a few baked goods vendors there and a Pride of Dakota products vendor. I managed to buy a loaf of banana bread, a loaf of pumpkin bread, and a bag of rhubarb to make a rhubarb cobbler.

There is also a variety of other vendors: jewelry, glass, soaps, quilts, etc.

Farmer's Market Grand Forks - Vendors

I love it when they get the water going over the wheel, although this weekend they only had it working on one side.

Farmer's Market Grand Forks

And a picture of the quilts for Tamy:

Farmer's Market Grand Forks - Quilt

16 comments:

  1. What a fun way to spend the weekend. Thanks for the quilt picture. You know me too well.

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  2. Thought you'd like it... it took a while to catch them with no one in front of them...

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  3. Barbara, it's beautiful and I only wish I had one like that here. :)

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  4. Thanks Sandra! We're pretty lucky, we have a lot of nice things that you'd expect in larger cities, and less so in smaller ones like Grand Forks.

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  5. Can I move there and be your neighbor?

    Another beautiful outing.

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  6. I adore town squares! This looks like it was so much fun.

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  7. Monique: The house across the street is for sale! :)

    Liz: It really was, we walked around downtown afterwards and I took a lot of pictures of the old architecture. I'll share those later.

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  8. Ooooh it looks so fun, Barbara! :)

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  9. Erin: And, it's even better once they have produce!

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  10. Would that not be FUN.

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  11. Monique: It would be a blast!

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  12. quiltmakers are magic makers.

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  13. Indian Yarn: I agree, I just love Tamy's! So I took the pictures to share with her. It's beyond what I can do! :)

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  14. Cheri with the MarketJuly 29, 2008

    I did a search for the Farmer's Market and found your post. You've taken some wonderful pictures and I will forward the link to Megan Johnson so she can she herself as well.
    Thanks for the positive comments on the market. It is a volunteer driven organization and we hardly ever get props so it's nice to hear positive things. Lots of produce is in now, sweet corn might even be in this weekend!

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  15. Cheri: Thanks for the comment! The Farmer's Market is one of my favorite things about Grand Forks in the summer. I promote what I love, I'll have to keep a look out for some sweet corn this weekend.

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Thank you so much for commenting. I love every single one!