Richfield Winter Market Vendors & Products: (Feb-May '18)
(product and vendor availability subject to change)
Brand Farms – Apple chips, free range eggs, apple butter, honey, jams.
Bright Future Farms LLC - Aquaponically grown: green leaf and romaine lettuces, tilapia. Cookies, candies, breads, cakes, muffins and snack mix. (Bright Future Farms will be expanding to include cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, dinosaur kale, cucumbers and herbs in the future.)
Bumble & Bramble Herbals - Herbal care products and beeswax candles. 5/3 market.
Craft & Vine Picklery - Artisan pickles: original dill & hot habanero.
Dahl Hobby Farm
Finca ElMar Coffee Co. - Whole bean coffee & brewed coffee by the cup from their family farm in Honduras.
Go Go Glam Household Goods – Sewn household goods, including aprons, placemats, table runners & table cloths.
Katrinkas Treasures, LLC - Fun colorful jewelry to wear Everyday!
Minnesota Food Forest – Maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream, maple cotton candy, maple & other candies, honey, honeycomb, fruit leathers, jam, jelly, pickled products, other canned goods.
Natasha's Pierogi – variety of frozen pierogis, borscht, mushroom soup, sauces, dumplings, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut, etc.
Pet Wants Minneapolis – natural pet foods, treats and pet health care products.
Bee Tea Garden Art - Pollinator feeder garden art, cards & jewelry.
Scott’s Bees & Honey – clover honey, buckwheat honey & maple
The Smiling Olive - extra virgin fused and infused olive oils and aged, naturally flavored balsamic vinegars
Winter Goddess Foods – Chai latte mix, spiced nuts, caramels, toffee, wild rice bread
2018 Richfield Farmers Market Vendors:
Bee’s Fresh Vegetables, Hastings, MN: “Bee’s Fresh Vegetables is a family operated business that started in 2010. Our farm is located on the outskirts of the Twin Cities in Hastings. We offer a wider range of vegetables that are picked the night before. We grow oriental vegetables and your favorite vegetables, such as sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers. They are fresh, vibrant in color, and affordable. We always get returning customers whom tell us we are their “One stop trip,” due to the selection we offer. In the 7 years that we’ve started farming and participating at Farmers’ Markets, we keep returning because of the interactions with people we’ve met, the excitement from the markets that we’ve3 encountered, and the appreciation of shoppers to our culture.” Market dates: 6/2-10/20. Wide variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Brand Farms, Farmington, MN: “We are a small family dairy farm. I am the 4th generation to work on the farm. After I graduated from college, I decided to diversify by raising chickens and planting and apple orchard on the farm.” Aaron Brand, 651-206-9457, email@example.com or http://www.brandfarmsmn.com/ , https://www.facebook.com/BrandFarmsMN/ ,
Products: Apples (many varieties), Dried Apple Chips, Raspberries (red and golden), Pears (Summercrisp & Parker), Plums, Apple Wood for Smoking, Eggs, Jams (raspberry, cherry, strawberry rhubarb), Apple Butter, Caramel Apples, Apple Cider Donuts, Cherries, Apple Cider. Available at all market dates.
Xiong’s Family Farm, Andrew Xiong, Inver Grove Heights, MN: “My parents believed in healthy eating and knowing where the produce is from: therefore my siblings and I grew up with a small garden in our backyard full of vegetables. Their hobby soon became a small business. We’ve been gardening & providing for our local community for over 10 years. Our garden is located in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Our produce is fresh picked daily.” Products: Variety of vegetables, herbs & homegrown peanuts! Dates Available: 6/23-10/20.
Charles Xiong’s Family Farm, Hastings, MN: Products: Variety of vegetables, and fresh flowers: statice, gladiolus, sunflowers, dahlias, lilies, zinnias, snap dragons, eucalyptus, celosia. Dates Available: Full Season, depending on crop readiness.
NEW - Dawn 2 Dusk Farms – Organic Produce: “Dawn 2 Dusk Farms is a 20 acre family farm in Cambridge, MN. Organic Certified and family operated by Moses Momanyi, Ionah Onyanche and kids: Faith and Neil. Moses arrived in MN in 2004 from Kenya and started farming in 2006. Ionah, also from Kenya, arrived in 2010. In 2014, after renting land and attending a farm school they bought their land in Cambridge. Their passion is to grow clean, fresh and good vegetables, fruits, berries, and flowers, and raise livestock to share with their family, friends and the community. This is their passion and belief: that food brings us together and the best food is the best thing to have, and to share.” Dates at the market: May 19-Oct 20
Products: Wide variety of Organic fruits and vegetables.
NEW - Healthy Greens/Chue & Yee Moua, Farmington, MN: “We are a chemical free produce provider who enjoys what we do to promote healthy eating.” Products: Wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Harmony Ridge – Randy & Gloria Deones, Webster MN: 7 types of gourmet garlic, a favorite vendor returning from our 2017 season. Dates available: 8/18 & 9/22.
J & J Produce, Millville, MN: “We have been at the market for as long as it’s been going. Our family’s been in the business for 40+ years.” Lori and John Dondlinger – 507-798-2486. Dates Available: Arriving at the market in mid-July, depending on corn crop, staying through the end of the season.
Lor Produce Market, St Michael, MN: Vickie Lor and family, with wide variety of produce, including: tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, beets, green beans, eggplant, bell pepper, cilantro, green onions, lettuce, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower (white and purple), radishes, kale, snow peas, snap peas, pea pods, purple potatoes, and onions (red, white & yellow).
Kiatoukaysy Farm, Rush City, MN
Jules Schoenecker, Winsted, MN: Products: Maple syrup, Pepper Jam & Plant seedlings! Tomato varieties include: patio, big beef, early girl, brandy boy, roma, pink brandywine, black krim, amish paste, moon glow, green zebra, supersweet 100’s, sun sugar, yellow pear, black cherry, green grape. Pepper varieties: carmen, lipstick, glow, aura, jalapeno, poblano, habanero, cayenne. Herbs: basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, rosemary, fennel, sage, cilantro, dill, mint, chives. Vegetable starts: cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, patty pan, celery, lettuce, swiss chard, kale. Flowers: marigolds, zinnias, nasturtium, moon flower, morning glory, caster beans, red Malabar, verbena bonariensis. Dates available at the market: 5/3 Winter Market, Summer Market: 5/19, 5/26 & 6/2. Contact: 612-963-5878.
Tong Moua & Family, Hastings, MN: Wholesale and homegrown produce. Products: Snow peas, Green beans, beets, cilantro, dill, green onions, walla walla onions, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kohlrabi, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, Chinese broccoli, asparagus, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, pumpkin, flowers, corn, bell peppers, hot chili peppers, habanero, jalapeno, banana peppers, broccoli, radishes, bok choy, egg plant, squash, watermelon, cabbage, lettuce, Brussel sprouts.
Tong See Yang and David Lor, St Michael, MN: “All home grown – with Richfield Farmers Market since 1990, day one!”763-238-4415.
Xia’s Fresh, Rosemount, MN: “We are a family owned business since 1991. We specialize in fresh cut flowers for weddings, anniversaries, banquests, and graduations. We also specialize in Big Beef tomatoes for canning. Although we specialize in flowers and tomatoes, we still grow all other produce. We love what we grow and hope you all enjoy it as well.”Contact: Xia Yeng Xiong, 612-669-1896.
Meat and Dairy Products
Eichten's Hidden Acres, Center City, MN: Eichtens was the first farm in the United States to produce farmstead Gouda cheese in 1976. They sell many varieties of European & American Cheeses (including cheese spreads) and Bison Meat products made or produced on the farm in Center, City, MN. Eileen Eichten-Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org 651-257-4752 http://www.specialtycheese.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Eichtens.Cheese.Bison/
Dates Available at the Market: Full Season, May 19th-Oct 20th.
Forest Prairie Meats – Watkins, MN: “Naturally raised Beef (grass fed), and pasture pork.” www.mrspm64.wixsite.com/forest-prairie-meats , https://www.facebook.com/Forestprairiebeef/ , Dates Available: Full Season 5/19-10/20, Steve Mauch, 1-507-360-4624, email@example.com. Products: Bacon, Chops, Bratwurst, Ground Pork, Lard, Roasts, Ham Hocks, Ribs, Tenderloins, Steak, Bone Marrow Bones, Eggs.
Specialty Items and Artisans
Addie's Gourmet Donuts, Plymouth MN: We sell fresh made to order Mini Donuts, fresh squeezed lemonade, and roasted sweet corn.
Jordon Serfling, 612-910-3745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Breadsmith of the Twin Cities, Minnetonka, MN: “Breadsmith is your neighborhood place for the finest breads. Breadsmith uses the highest quality ingredients to create hand-crafted breads made from scratch and baked fresh daily. Our French Baguette, Sourdough, Chocolate Babka, Zucchini Bread, and others have given simple pleasures to our customers since 1994. Breadsmith has a strong focus on taste and freshness; that’s why all the bread on our bakery is baked fresh each day. And because produce in its peak season tastes best, we only make certain items when they’re in season, For example, we only make Lemon Blueberry Bread when blueberries are in season. Breadsmith is active in the community. We donate more than 10,000 loaves of bread each year. We participate in hundreds of silent auctions by donating bread, and we donate bread to many organizations for special events.” http://www.breadsmith.com/
Bumble and Bramble Herbals, Minneapolis, MN: “We are herbalists, utilizing plants with love and respect. Many of our herbs are homegrown and preserved from our gardens. When sourcing ingredients, we buy local & support organic practices. We have recently started sourcing our beeswax from Scott of Scott’s Bees & Honey! Our goal is to create and share useful, simple and beautiful herbal products that enhance daily living. Enjoy!”
Dates at the Market: 5/3 Winter Market, Summer Market: 5/19 5/26,6/2, 6/9, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20.
Products: Herbal Care Products & Beeswax Candles. Lotions, creams, bath oils, bath bombs, beard butter, lip balms, herbal sprays, and more.
New! Craft & Vine Picklery - Small batch, artisan pickles in dill and habanero.
New! DeeDee's Foods - Jams, pickles, salsas and more, made by DeeDee!
New! Ever After - Local florist creates unique arrangements from local flowers.
Finca ElMar Coffee Co – Apple Valley/Honduras: Finca ElMar is a private wholly owned farm of Café Finca ElMar S de R.L. Honduras C.A. located in the La Agalta mountain range (Cerro La Lona) and is a member of both ICAFE (Instituto Hondureno del Café) and Ahprocafe (Asociacion hondurena do productores de café) producing both varieties of coffee bean: Caturra and Lempira using hand crafted artisan style methods to produce a high-quality bean robust with flavor and aroma. The principal office and ware house is in Tegucigalpa, the capital.
The Finca/farm is located at about 1200 meters plus above sea level (SGH = Strictly High Grown), surrounded by its natural environment which includes many varieties of birds and wildlife as envisioned by the founder of the property Don Elmer Maradiaga-Ruiz when it was gifted to him by his late mother via his grandmother Dona Eva.
Upon his death in 2009, Don Elmer bequeathed the property to his daughter Beatriz Maradiaga-Winters, who in conjunction with her husband Andre C. Winters, has cultivated the property to create a commercial enterprise that is focused on the coffee aficionado who is also a direct to consumer buyer of premium Honduran coffee. Finca ElMar Coffee Co USA is the importer of record for all coffee beans, green and roasted, imported into the USA and beyond for distribution, sales and marketing. Principal office is in the Minneapolis-St Paul greater metropolitan area.”
Contact: Beatriz D Winters, email@example.com, www.fincaelmar.com , 952-223-1622, https://www.facebook.com/CafeOlanchano/ , Dates Available: 5/19-10/20. Products: Whole Bean Coffees, Fresh Brewed Hot and Iced Coffees.
Go Go Glam Household Goods / Sandra Bartsias – “I started sewing when I was 6 years old. I have received much education in this field, including being professionally trained as a tailor. But, in 2010 I started this line of sewn household goods to honor my sister who had passed away from cancer. Her name was Gloria, GoGo was her nickname. She liked “glamming” things up, so thus it became “GoGo Glam Household Goods.” Products: Sewn household goods, including aprons, placemats, table runners & table cloths. Contact: 612-306-8082, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dates Available: 6/2 & 10/6.
New! The Kraut Guy - A variety of flavored sauerkrauts, locally made.
Minnesota Food Forest, Clemon Dabney: “We are a small farm based out of Taylors Falls. MN Food Forest produces honey, shitake & oyster mushrooms, maple syrup, ramps, fiddleheads, and make fruit leathers with our berries. We grow using no chemicals in our productions and use multi-cropping techniques.”Contact: 612-212-2551, email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/minnesotafoodforest/, Dates Available: Full Season, 5/19-10/20.
New! RamBam Kombucha - Small batch kombucha, made in Richfield.
Scott’s Bees and Honey, Chaska, MN: Scott Herrmann, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-590-5863.
The Smiling Olive, Elizabeth Contreras, Chaska, MN: “We are a small family business located in Chaska, MN. We are proud to provide the best certified extra virgin olive oil fused with delicious flavors like garlic, basil, lemon and many others. We also take pride on providing aged balsamic vinegars, naturally flavored. Our balsamics do not contain added sugar, artificial flavors, thickeners, or color. Our products can be used as salad dressings, for marinating meats, baking, roasting, sauteeing, drinks, cocktails & much more!”Contact: 952-361-9939, Elizabeth@thesmilingolive.com , www.thesmilingolive.com , https://www.facebook.com/thesmilingolivemn/ , Dates at the Market: 5/19, 6/2, 6/16, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6 & 10/20.
Tibetan Momo, Edina, MN: “Tibetan momo is a traditional Tibetan dish and it is served or cooked during most of the time, at ceremonial functions, marriage, important religious holidays, and it is also eaten almost every week in some families. So it is a constant dish for most Tibetan families.”Dhondup Tsering, 952-220-5931 Products: Beef momo, vegetable momo, chicken momo.
Wondering where a vendor’s farm is located? Want to know the best way to prepare a certain type of produce? Need canning advice? Then ask our vendors!
One of the greatest attractions to coming to a market vs. a grocery store is the ability to build connections through talking directly to the farmer/food producer. So if you ever have questions about what you are buying, we encourage you to ask the vendors themselves as they are best experts at the market.
The Richfield Farmers Markets' vendors grow what they sell. And they bring their products on a weekly basis to the market from within 85 miles of Richfield. Generally, the produce that you buy at our markets has been picked that morning or the day before. We currently allow one vendor at the Saturday market to sell wholesale produce grown outside of Minnesota in addition their own MN produce. We believe that this adds to the overall market service and accessibility.
Wondering what other produce is in season in Minnesota and at our market? Check out: MN Grown's In Season Produce Chart