2019 Richfield Farmers Market Vendors:
Awaken Moon Farm, Independence, MN. "We are farmers who farm in Independence, MN with organic practices."
Bee’s Fresh Vegetables, Hastings, MN: “Homegrown vegetables."
Brand Farms, Farmington, MN: “We are a small family dairy farm. Aaron branched out from the dairy cows and started raising chickens and planted an apple orchard."
The Farm of Minnesota, Hutchinson, MN. "We are a certified organic farm growing fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms."
Gray Schmidt LLC, Winsted, MN.: "We grow Tomato and Pepper plants, herbs, flower and many other vegetable starts. We also make homemade Hot Pepper Jam from the vegetables we grow. We will also offer Pure Maple Syrup."
Healthy Greens, Farmington, MN: “We are a chemical free produce provider who enjoys what we do to promote healthy eating.”
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.”
Kiatoukaysy Farm, Rush City, MN
David Lor, Roseville, MN.
Vickie Lor, Fridley, MN.
Tong Moua, Hastings, MN: "Seasonal Farmer, pick, handle and sell vegetables, fruits, and herbs." Grower-reseller.Peter's Pumpkins & Carmen's Corn, Shakopee, MN: "Our family farm grows a large variety of fruit and vegetables which includes a big selection of heirloom varieties without chemicals or herbicides. We weed and harvest by hand and guarantee the freshness and highest quality of apples, berries, melons, vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet corn, onions, herbs, pumpkins, and more. Our Fall activities include U-Pick pumpkins from the field, free hayrides, and a corn maze."
Xia’s Fresh Cut Flowers, Rosemount, MN: “We are a family owned farm that has been in the fresh vegetable & fresh flowers industry in Minnesota for 30 years.”
Xiong’s Family Farm, Andrew Xiong, Inver Grove Heights, MN: “Our farm is located in Inver Grove Heights, MN. We utilize about 8 acres of land to grow our vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, summer squash, and etc. My family has been providing fresh vegetables to the communities for over 15 years."
Charles Xiong, Hastings, MN: "I've been a farmer for over 30 years in the Twin Cities and everything is planted, raised, and harvested by hand. The garden used to be a summer business my children have helped me with however, they have all grown up and moved on. It is now only my wife and I who do most of the work and we will occasionally have our children and grandchildren help us sell at the market as we are busy harvesting. This may be our last year as we are looking to retire however we have been saying that for the past 5 years and continue to garden."
Meat and Dairy Products
Eichten's Hidden Acres, Center City, MN: "For Three Generations, Eichtens has been producing Artisan Cheeses in Center City, MN. Since 1976. Eichtens Natural Cheeses made from Cow's Milk, European Cultures and Vegetable Rennet. They add no coloring, artificial flavors, preservatives or GMO Rennet (Milk contains no growth hormones, antibiotics or rBGH).
Eichtens Goudas and Tilsit are hand-made in an open vat which is identical to the way cheese is made on the farms in Holland and throughout Europe. We age our cheese in our aging rooms which are kept at a precise temperature and the cheese is moved and turned daily for correct breathing and again. We age our cheese 60 days or longer - the longer the aging period, the stronger the flavors. "
Early Boots Farm LLC, Sauk Centre, MN.: "Here at Early Boots Farm we're all about perennials. Our innovative farming practices leverage perennial pastures, agroforestry, and oak savanna restoration to protect water quality, create wildlife habitat, and provide our animals a rich, resilient life. We've been producing quality 100% grass-fed beef since 2012 from our herd of Lowline Angus cattle, a small-framed bovine celebrated for its impressive performance on pasture. Over the last few years we have added grass-fed lamb and honeyberries and sour cherries. When we're lucky to find them we also forage delicious, gourmet wild mushrooms on and near the farm."
-partial season vendor, dates attending: 6-29, 7-27, 8-24, 10-5
Flying Leap Farm, Taylors Falls, MN. "Flying Leap Farm offers humanely-raised meat, including pork and poultry. Our pigs are heritage breeds rotationally grazed through our woods, pastures, and orchard. Our chickens and ducks free range on the farm. We started our farm because is was difficult to find local humanely raised meat for our own consumption and we realized that many certification systems for humanely raised products are misleading and ineffective. So we took a flying leap and bought the farm!
We feed our animals a no-soy transitional organic feed and follow organic practices. We don’t need to supplement with synthetic hormones or antibiotics since our animals are raised outside and are moved to different pastures frequently keeping them healthy and happy."
Atacama Catering, Zimmerman, MN.: "Catering company dedicated to South American food. Different flavors and recipes."
Becky's Bakery, Richfield, MN: Baked goods including cupcakes, specialty cupcakes, and cookies.
Breadsmith of the Twin Cities, Minnetonka, MN: “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. We have a strong focus on taste and freshness. Because produce in its peak season tastes best, we only make certain items when they are in season. For example, we only make Lemon Blueberry Bread when blueberries are in season. Breadsmith is active in the community. We donate over 50,000 loaves of bread per year to charities."
Chocolate San Jose - Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN: "We sell and distribute Dark Chocolate products, manufactured for Chocolate San Jose, a family owned business."
Jax Nut Butter, Saint Paul, MN:
The Kraut Guy, Minneapolis, MN. - "Small batch producer of traditionally fermented sauerkraut."
Love Bites – Bloomington, MN: “Love Bites offers a variety of small indulgences for every day special occasions. Created by a classically trained chef with an inventive streak you'll find classic flavors and techniques reinterpreted into delightful new tastes and whimsical presentations.”
Minnesota Food Forest, Clemon Dabney, Taylors Falls, MN: “We are a small farm based out of Taylor's Falls, MN. Minnesota Food Forest produces Maple syrup, Honey, Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms, Ramps, Fiddleheads and make Fruit Leathers with our berries. We grow using no chemicals in our productions and use multi-cropping techniques."
Natasha's Pierogi, Plymouth, MN.: "European food, pierogi, dumplings, Made from scratch."
RämBäm Kombucha, Richfield, MN: "Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage that promotes digestive health through probiotics. RamBam is a craft kombucha, brewed locally in Richfield."
Sconeheads Unique Foods, Eden Prairie, MN. : "Sconeheads is known for outrageous scones with over 100 varieties. Find us at your local farmers markets."
Scott’s Bees and Honey, Chaska, MN: "Honey producer."
The Smiling Olive, Elizabeth Contreras, Chaska, MN: “Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar naturally flavored with no sugar, color, thickeners added. Customers are able to taste the different flavors we bring to the market. Excellent for bread dipping, salad dressings, marinating meats, drinks, desserts and many more!"
Southern Soul Wings and Ribs, Minneapolis, MN:
Menu will include:
Grilled chicken breast & wings
Grilled ribs w/ BBQ sauce
Grilled hot dogs
Sweet potatoes with butter & sugar
Mac & Cheese
Grilled potatoes w/ seasonings
Soda, water & lemonade
Tibetan Momo, Edina, MN: “Tibetan Momo is another name for dumplings.
Beef Momo is made with ground beef and stuff into a dough and rolled into round shape and steamed.
Vegetarian Momo is same as above except uses vegetable filling."
In the early and late parts of the season, when we have more space, we invite local artisans with quality handmade work to have space at the market.
Adorn + Thy + Body : "Hand Crafted Jewelry - earrings, bracelets & necklaces - designed to reflect the beauty of nature.
Crafted using natural, semi-precious stones, metals - silver, copper & brass, Swarovski crystals, vintage beads, African beads and re-used vintage jewelry pieces."
GoGo Glam Household Goods: "Aprons, tablecloths, placemats, napkins, hot pads and many other various items. Also, sewn bags and purses."
RoseWerks: "Bee Tea: Garden Art with a Purpose
I hunt for Vintage Demitasse Tea Cups all year then attach each one to a steel rod for “planting” in your garden or pot. A handmade envelope contains organic sugar to stir into water to help feed early season pollinators! A nice feature is the ability to remove the tea cup from the rod for cleaning and storing."
SVDec: "Decoupage boxes, rings, bottles, trays and more."
Voodoo Blends by JAK: "Introducing the Wonders of Essential Oils and How to Use Them Safely
Tag line: Add a drop of Sweet Orange to everything in your life.
I create aromatherapy blends for what ails you. I am a certified aromatherapist with no essential oil brand affiliation and belong to the professional membership of AIA and NAHA."