Shoppers Stave Off Winter at the Fulton/Kingfield Farmer’s Market
Posted by Erik Bergs on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM By Erik Bergs / February 28, 2014 Comment
Bachman’s on Lyndale; now, with the combined (January - March) Kingfield and Fulton Farmer’s Market, this local treasure is an almost mandatory experience. Saturday, while the freeways were deadlocked and plows were burying driveway entrances, my fiancée and I got to savor the sun and browse the most local of local wares. Many notable restaurants and businesses from southwest Minneapolis put up stalls at this farmer‘s market, including Wise Acre, Patisserie 46 and Sun Street Breads. salmon from Alaska (sold to you by the person who caught the fish!) and of course an assortment of berry jams (never trust a winter farmer’s market without jam). Fulton Beer also showed up and had beer on tap (I of course partook). Then, to make the bustling atmosphere even more palpable, live music was added to the mix. Only by the presence of some local author doing a book signing, could it have been a more cultured experience. Squeaky Sailor Soap. Run by a cheerful lass who makes soap in her own sink, each variety possessed not only a thematic name (such as “Limey” or “Marooned”) but a story to go with it. Between Christmas and spring, Bachman’s, a home and garden store, is in a somewhat quiet transition period; their large greenhouse space, which is packed with plants come April, has usually been unused at this time. As for outdoor farmer’s markets, they have traditionally been in hibernation over winter. But with this new match made in heaven (it started last year), south Minneapolis has gained an awesome winter weekend activity.